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. And it's much more than the strange nightmares he's been having. Just when life seemed to be coming together for Aidan, his parents suddenly move the family across the country to take care of his wheelchair-bound grandfather. When strange events begin to occur, Aidan is drawn into his grandfather's basement where he discovers three ancient scrolls and an invitation to another world.
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? The answer comes from The Door Within.
- The book that launched me into christian Fantasy!
Before 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!