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No longer confined to the realm of his own imagination, Aidan embarks on an adventure where he meets knights, warriors, kings and mysterious Glimpses who can travel between worlds. Aidan joins them in the struggle between good and evil. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, Aidan faces Paragory, the eternal enemy. Will Aidan be willing to risk everything and trust the unseen hand of the one true King? Recommended for ages 10 and up.
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
Series: Door Within Trilogy
There is an unseen world of good and evil where nightmares are fought and hope is reborn. Enter The Door Within.
Aidan Thomas is miserable. Within two weeks, Aidans life is completely uprooted as his parents move the family across the country to care for his ailing grandfather. The quiet but imaginative Aidan is struggling with attending a new school and fitting in with a new group of friends. But when he begins having nightmares and eerie events occur around his neighborhood, Aidan finds himself drawn to his grandfather's basementwhere he discovers three ancient scrolls and a mysterious invitation to another world.
No longer confined to the realm of his own imagination, Aidan embarks on an adventure where he discovers a long-fought war between good and evil. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, Aidan faces Paragory, the eternal enemy with unfathomable power. Will Aidan be willing to risk everything and trust the unseen hand of the one true King?
With over 250,000 copies sold in The Door Within trilogy, this is a perfect time to introduce the series to a new tween audience The fantasy genre is wildly popular among young readers, and this series will leave tweens and teens on the edge of their seats.
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Alleble is a beautiful, peaceful kingdom, and it serves as the house of the only true and great king Eliam. Former partners in the galaxy, earth and Alleble are in danger of an evil power possessed by the evil and merciless Paragor. The king of Alleble summons Aidan to become a knight and take part in a great adventure to save his earth and to save Alleble.
Similar to the book of Ruth in the Bible, this story points to God and his kingdom without mentioning his name. The Door Within, the first book in the trilogy, weighs in at 310 pages and is written for youth fantasy readers. The author, Wayne Thomas Batson, is a first time author. For his daytime job, he teaches reading and English to middle students in Maryland.
As a nearly 13-year-old, I enjoyed this intriguing fantasy. I highly recommend The Door Within if youre in the mood to get caught up in a medieval mystery. Estee Wells, Christian Book Previews.com
Gillian4 Stars Out Of 5A Fantasy WinnerApril 28, 2012GillianThe story: It's been two weeks since they moved to Colorado to look after Grampin, and Aidan Thomas just wants to go back to Maryland. He left his best friend behind, and he's not looking forward to trying to fit into a new school. With no friends and nowhere to go, Aidan's expecting the most boring summer of his life. That is, until he finds three ancient scrolls in Grampin's basement - scrolls that summon him to a different world. A world at war.
Aidan finds himself caught up in the conflict between the knights of Alleble and the evil knights of Paragory. Chosen as the Twelfth Knight on an important mission, Aidan takes a crash course in knightliness through a week long boot camp under the intimidating Captain Valithor. Faced with enemy knights, dragons, and the strange creatures and customs of a strange world, Aidan's found a little more adventure than he anticipated!
This was one of the first "modern" fantasy books I ever read, so naturally, it has a special place in my heart. I grew up on the Lord of the Rings and Narnia, but I didn't discover the wonderful world of newer fantasy out there until a friend gave me The Door Within as a birthday present several years ago.
And I was hooked.
In The Door Within, Wayne Thomas Batson pens a great novel full of adventure, excitement, and fantastical creatures. I was sucked in from the first page. Great characters including the archer twins Nock and Bolt, the hammer wielding Mallik, and the swordmaiden Gwenne - not to mention the inimitable Captain Valithor - simply beg you to read more!
Add to that the mysteries of the Realm and the Glimpses who live there, a great plot full of imaginative twists and turns, battles that you can practically see, and the fearsome depths of Falon's Labyrinth and you've got a winner! Recommended to any fan of fantasy ages 10+.
JaydenCrowAge: Under 18Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5The book that launched me into christian Fantasy!February 15, 2012JaydenCrowAge: Under 18Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Before I read this book in 4th Grade I sped through small chapter-books that were in the more 'elementary' side of my school library. I was never satisfied, reading every book I could get my hands on, but I was getting bored of "The Magic Treehouse" and other such books. Then one day my school librarian showed me this book. I was hesitant at first because I had never really been in to Fantasy, because most Fantasy I had been exposed to was more like fairy tales; Damsels in Distress, fairies, etc. But I started to read this book (which at the time was huge for me) and was immediately drawn in to a captivating story of a teenage kid named Aiden.
Aiden had been living in Maryland. He seemed to never fit in...until he met Robby Pierson. Robby was an Athletic kid, much the opposite of Aiden, but accepted Aiden as he was. Being friends with Robby gained Aiden popularity. Things seemed to be going well for Aiden, but then unexpectedly he had to move out west to take care of his ailing Grandfather. It was the summer, and Aiden didn't know any kids in the neighborhood, had exhausted his supply of video games, and had nothing to do. He was mad at his parents, his Grandfather, and was bored out of his mind. But then one day Aiden makes a startling discovery in his Grandfathers basement that launches him into a world of dragons and knights!
This book is an excellent example of good, clean Christian literature that supports good values while having a good and exciting storyline. I would recommend it to anyone over the age of ten. It is fairly long and may be a bit too scary for most kids under that age, for it does have some violent battle scenes. But if you are 10 or older, this book is a must read!
As far as I am concerned, this series is amazing! It is one of the top five best I have ever read! My hat is off to you, Sir Batson!
bunnymillerAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5What a wonderful adventure!February 15, 2012bunnymillerAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I was curious about this book for my middle school and teenage children and within the first few pages I found myself drawn into the world of the principle character, Aiden, and fully invested in his life and the wonderful adventure he finds himself on. Batson is a talented writer with a gift for creating intrigue and curiosity about his characters that beckons you to join in the adventure right through to the end. My children and I have now read the entire trilogy and cannot get enough of Mr. Batson's books! I highly recommend these to anyone with children middle-school aged and older or anyone longing for a fantastic sense of adventure.
WinterbaneOregonAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A MUST read for ALL ages!!December 21, 2011WinterbaneOregonAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Looking for an adventure to take you and your kids on? Then check out The Door Within. This is an epic tale of a young boy named Aidan Thomas who, with the help of his grandfather, enters a world only known as "The Realm". Grand battles, Dragons, Hammer Wielding Warriors, Mighty Kings, and a Lord of Evil await Aidan. Will he rise to the challenges that are ahead of him? Will he face his fears and realize that he is never alone? Only time shall tell. Wayne Thomas Batson delivers an excellent literary adventure that will captivate the imagination! The Door Within is the first book in this highly anticipated trilogy of fantasy adventures. These books are great no matter what age! Why should kids have all the fun??
HomeEduMomOklahomaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent SeriesJuly 29, 2011HomeEduMomOklahomaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I purchased all three books in this Trilogy for my 10 and 11-year-old avid readers. Not only did they LOVE them, they have read them several times. The books include a lot of sword fighting action and a good story line that keeps boys engaged.