The Door Within

The Door Within

Book - 2005
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Three ancient scrolls beckon high school student Aidan Thomas to enter a realm of knights, kings, and unusual creatures, but he must rely on instinct and his latent athletic ability to deal with the terror, tempest, and treason offered by this new world.
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Transit, c2005
ISBN: 9781400306596
1400306590
Branch Call Number: BATSON
Characteristics: xiii, 315 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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aeg03
Aug 07, 2017

I loved this book so much. I couldn't put it down. I happened to see it in the library and was so thankful I did. Couldn't wait to read it again.

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EGirlShine
Dec 18, 2016

It is wonderful! It has many elements and shows how a teen can grow. The medieval element is very cool! I hope you enjoy reading it.

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book_girl_2
Oct 22, 2016

I loved it, it had l lot of Christian references, and it had a good story line. It was "real" meaning that the good guys don't always win, and the bad guys always are menacingly leaning over them. I give it 4 and a half stars.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

I liked this book a lot! I hope you like it as much as me!

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Borrobil
Oct 17, 2012

This book is too similar to Lord of the Rings for my taste. It contains too many cliches and is generally unexceptional. And another thing; King Eliam just comes back from the dead for no reason. One minute Paragor's slicing his throat, the next he's walking around his palace like nothing happened. And when Aidan asks him why, he essentially says, "Because I'm me." As Leonard Nimoy would say, "This is highly illogical." Aidan, in my opinion, is a teenage stereotype. He plays videogames all day. And the third chapter spawns this shameful quote; '"I'm serious, Mom, it was this huge shadow," Aidan said, his mouth half full of pizza.' He complains about his parents not understanding him. He complains about being bored on summer holiday. He complains about moving and hates his new town. He thinks only about how difficult his parents are, his social standing, and "surviving highschool." He uses terms like "cool". He is a vacuous teenage archetype. I dislike the author's bland prose, incessant pointing out of the obvious and abuse of onomatopeia. This novel has a few redeeming qualities. Good imagery once in a while. Good villain. I wouldn't read this book again. It has little in the way of originality or artistic merit. This book is a perfect example of a poorly written allegory; awkward and unsubtle. It is childish and amateurish.There are bigger fish in the sea. I love Christian allegories but this one is awful. If you want a good Christian fantasy novel, read Patrick Carman's Land of Elyon series or Garth Nix' Keys to the Kingdom.

Dfyi Jan 19, 2012

Awesomely sweet! You should read it.

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chocolatechip
Sep 29, 2011

LOved it a must read :D

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EGirlShine
Dec 18, 2016

EGirlShine thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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blue_dog_10778
May 31, 2014

blue_dog_10778 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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JihadiConservative
Nov 21, 2012

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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JihadiConservative
Apr 11, 2013

Violence: some mildly gory violence

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