The Dark Hills Divide hits #1

The Dark Hills Divide, the first book in the Land Of Elyon trilogy – ( was the #1 best selling book at Barnes and Noble in Tri-Cities Washington last week, beating out Donald Trump’s How To Get Rich and Tim LaHaye’s Glorious Appearing. Michelle Price, community relations manager at the B&N store, says the staff is also reading the book and hand selling it. The book has sold over 300 copies in just a few short months at the store, and nearly 10,000 copies in that same span all over the Northwest.

The buzz started when Patrick Carman visited the Tri-Cities area in late January. Over 400 people attended the event and the employees were wowed by the turn out for the first time author. This was the first of many well attended book events on Patrick’s northwest winter school and bookstore tour.

Patrick Carman, author of the Dark Hills Divide, will be returning to the Tri-Cities May 17th-22nd to speak to over 4000 students. Barnes & Noble will highlight The Dark Hills Divide as the featured book in the summer reading program. Patrick will also be doing summer reading events in Boise, ID and Spokane, Wa. during the month of May.

About The Dark Hills Divide
This enthralling new series is set in a fantasy world in which animals can talk and enchanted stones can predict the future. In Book I, The Dark Hills Divide, the heroine, 12-year-old Alexa, has spent her life living behind the four-story walls that surround her village and the three others that make up Bridewell Common. But Alexa’s curiosity for what lies in the hills and forests on the other side sends her on a daring adventure into a secret world in which nothing is as it seems to be. Originally released by Amped Media, the series was purchased by Scholastic in March of 2004.

Patrick Carman