" 2009 #30: This is the second book in The Land of Elyon series. Unlike the first book, The Dark Hills Divide, this one didn't fit as a story on its own. Beyond The Valley Of Thorns just continues straight into The Tenth City, the third book in the series. Like many movie trilogies, I found this second part in the series to be less satisfying than the other parts. "
— Holly, 2/12/2014