Monday, July 28, 2014

From the Bookshelf: The Door Within Trilogy

I have finally gotten back to reading more often, and I have never felt more refreshed! There is something about sitting down with a good book in hand and reading to your heart's content. It helps me to relax, and reduces everyday stress. Books are a necessary tool to stay sane in a crazy world.

A friend of mine recently let me borrow The Door Within trilogy by Wayne Thomas Batson, and seriously, I can't get enough of them. The author's style of writing draws you into the story, and makes you feel as if you are right there watching everything unfold. It was like watching a movie. Everything was described so well, and the story line was incredible. 

The first book, The Door Within, was probably my favorite of the three. It was an introduction to the characters and their situations, and it was a perfect beginning. I felt as if I knew the characters personally and could sympathize and rejoice with them. This book is about a boy named Aidan, who was struggling with bitterness after he and his parents moved hundreds of miles away to live with his ailing grandfather. He was hundreds of miles away from his best friend and the life he knew before. He began to have nightmares and strange dreams, and he was confused as to what it all meant. 
One day, while exploring his grandfather's basement, he heard sounds from the stairs and saw some strange things. When he went to investigate, he found three clay pots that broke at his touch, revealing three scrolls. The scrolls contained the story of a world called the Realm, a land called Alleble, a loving and faithful king, and a wicked prince who was out to gain the king's throne and control the world. With help from his grandfather, Aidan travels to the Realm and becomes a knight, fighting for the king and his land.


Packed with suspense, dragons, knights, and battles, The Door Within is very well written, and its a must-read! It is full of obvious Biblical allegory, love, and hope. 
The second and third books, The Rise of the Wyrm Lord and The Final Storm follow a similar plot, with the previously mentioned characters, and also some new one's being introduced. 

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~Charles William Elliot

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