Into the Mist

Into the Mist

Patrick Carman

Scholastic Press

(Part of the Land of Elyonseries) Into the Mist by Patrick Carman is the beginning of a new trilogy by this author based in Elyon. It picks up just a few days after the close of the last trilogy, but the author goes to great lengths to set the context for the story. I haven’t read the earlier books, but I still enjoyed this one.

The story is a mix of the present day and reminiscence of the past. Alexa Daley is on a ship captained by Roland Warvold heading for some unknown destination. She convinces the captain to say where they are going, but to do that, the captain must tell the story of how he became captain of the Warwick Beacon. The story begins with Roland and his brother Thomas in an orphanage where they mine a garbage dump for treasures for the owner of the house where they and the other orphans live. Something they find sends them off on an adventure to learn who they are and what their place in the world will be. They travel back and forth across their world following mysterious clues left for them.

Into the Mist is a well-written and enjoyable story. There are interesting characters and exciting discoveries. The chapters weave back and forth from past to present, but not in manner that is confusing for the reader. For those who have read the first Elyon trilogy, this book will reveal the history of two of the principal characters. For those who are entering Elyon for the first time, this is a delightful introduction to that magical world. I was captivated by this story and plan to read the earlier trilogy, and to follow along with this second trilogy. Into the Mist is a to be book enjoyed by younger and older readers alike.

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