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Fantasy youth fiction that will leave tweens and teens on the edge of their seats from Wayne Batson
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“In the tradition of CS Lewis Narnia Series, The Door Within Trilogy beckons the reader to come along on an epic fantasy adventure it faraway lands and the more near places of the heart.” – Josh D. McDowell, bestselling author and speaker.
This fantasy adventure for pre-teens and teens has a strong Christian thread running throughout its Narnia or Lord of the Rings style epic story. In the basement of his ailing grandfather’s house, Aiden uncovers the scrolls that tell of a world where the knights of Alleble still battle to keep the warriors of Paragory from gaining dominion over the Realm. Reading the last line of the scrolls:
“There are passages and doors
And Realms that lie unseen.
There are Roads both wide and narrow
And no avenue between.
Doors Remain closed for those
Who in sad vanity yet hide.
Yet when Belief is chosen,
The key appears inside.
What is lived now will soon pass,
And what is not will come to Be.
The Door Within must open,
For one to truly see.
Do you see?
Believe and enter.”
With “Believe and Enter”, Aidan is transported into this strange land and his new role: to become the 12th knight of the King's Elder Guard.
In their mission is to travel to the kingdom of Mithegard and convince its sovereign not to sign a treaty with Paragory, Aidan and the knights discovers that the people in the Realm, called Glimpses, have doubles in the modern world he’s left behind.
In the style of JRR Tolkein – though not requiring the more adult reading age of his complex ‘Lord of the Ring’ books, this book includes a map of the Realm, a guide to the key characters and a pronunciation key to the language of the Glimpses.
The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson was published by Thomas Nelson in May 2013 and is our 3661st best seller. The ISBN for The Door Within is 9781400322640.
"There's plenty of fantastical adventure tethered to right and wrong here, and Aidan is a likable enough hero, though he seems more like a boy of 11 or 12 than the high-school kid he is. The writing is often workmanlike, but many readers will want the book for its religious core." - The Booklist Review.
"The characters are simple, the action is straightforward, and there are even potential vocabulary words in italics (portcullis, gauntlet, etc.). However, I'm looking at it through adult eyes. I'm sure this would be a very enjoyable book for a child, and it is in fact quite reminiscent of some of my favorite books from my youth. The description is very detailed without dragging, most of the characters are charmingly written, and the story is fun. I'm curious to see how the rest of the trilogy plays out." - Other Retailer's Reviewer.
Wayne Thomas Batson is the author of five best-selling novels: Isle of Swords, Isle of Fire, and The Door Within Trilogy. A middle school reading teacher in Maryland for eighteen years, Wayne tailors his stories to meet the needs of the young people he cares so deeply about. Wayne writes adventures set in imaginative settings because he believes that on a deep level, we all dream of doing something that matters and that we all long for another world.
|Author / Artist||Wayne Thomas Batson|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Thomas Nelson (May 2013)|
|Recommended for Ages||from 8 years up to 12 years|
|Number of Pages||368|
|Page last updated||16th February 2019|