Wayne has crafted one of the best young adult(really it is for any age) series I have had the pleasure of reading. Book one of the Door Within Trilogy is The Door Within. The publisher(Tommy Nelson) has spared no expense. Everything is top notch from the cover, the map, the paper and even the color of the ink. They even took the chance on an unpublished writer by putting this out in hardcover.
The Door Within starts with Aiden's family moving to Colorado to help his sick grandfather. Like a lot of kids that are put into this situation, Aiden is not happy. He left behind best friend. Things take a more interesting turn when he finds 3 ancient scrolls in the basement. They tell the story of the land of Alleble and its knights. One of the knights tries to overthrow the true king. The fallen knight sets up his own kingdom in an attempt to defeat the true king. Aiden is drawn into this strange land. There he is destinied to become the 12 knight of Alleble.
Wayne has crafted a fascinating tale with many colorful places(the Realm, Mithegard, Paragory), interesting concepts(the Glimpses, the connection between the Realm and our world), and characters(Gwenne, Captain Valithor, Grampin, and Aiden). This is a great book to give someone who has read the Chronicles of Narnia and is looking for more. Highly recommended.
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