Beyond the Valley of Thorns at #2 on NYT bestseller list - 2006

Beyond the Valley of Thorns, the 2nd book in the critically acclaimed Land of Elyon trilogy debuted at #2 on The New York Times best seller list for children’s chapter books.Author Patrick Carman is currently touring in the Northwest and had this to say about the news, “Releasing the second book in a series is scary – it’s when you find out if anyone actually read the first one. I’m thankful for the fans who want to see where the story goes and I think they’ll be excited to find out in Beyond the Valley of Thorns.”Beyond the Valley of Thorns – released August 16th – follows Alexa Daley, her old friends and some new ones across The Land of Elyon through the valley of thorns to the city of Castalia where they find out what evil has cast it’s spell on Elyon. In the process they battle giants, ravenous dogs, and bats as well as uncover some dark secrets.Also of note, the brand new Patrick Carman website has launched at The site has been completely redesigned and features video, audio, screen savers and a brand new forums section for fans to connect with each other. This site is the only place online to stay in touch with Patrick and everything he has going on.Beyond the Valley of Thorns is the follow up to The Dark Hills Divide which received a starred review in publishers weekly , sold over a 1/2 million copies in North America, and spent 6 months on the NY Times best sellers list.Beyond the Valley of Thorns is already receiving critical praise – www.the-trades.comFor questions, interview opportunities or public relations please contact:press@patrickcarman.comFor press material, pictures, and video or to find out more about The Land of Elyon Trilogy log onto

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