Thank you to Vik Tory Arch for giving an extensive review on her blog for The Door Keeper! Warning, spoilers below. 🙂 Follow her website https://followingthegoldenquill.wordpress.com/ to keep up with her reviews.
My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
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Without any shadow of the doubt Eden’s story has been quiet great and unique adventure. Bravisimo to Steen Jones’ debut novel. The author outdone with the characters and the plot development. Characters are charming, except the hostility some exuded, and well-placed in the plot. My favorite, of course, is Gabby. For 10 year-old girl, she knows and acts as typical middle school-er with sleepovers, school projects, and questions, but with her own sense of humor, especially around her mom and the new dude, James.
Another favorite is Eden. She comes as one of the main characters of the novel. Her life filled with weird dreams and often reoccurring nightmares, makes life even harder. She still has many questions about her family…
Eden is forced to have a look into her past, which opened the door to her destiny. Unknown key, strange doors had opened up new territories. Will she pass the fear not test and walk into her past, present, and future?
One of the strong landmarks of this novel are doors which are guarded by the Door Keepers… the different lands, the places realistically subjected to wars and times of peace. With a rightful queen returned to Caelum’s throne, will the life and peace be brought to usual rhythm?
The ways of treason, imprisonment, and more secrets weaved into Eden’s life, threatening to destroy all she knew and cherished.
Will fear factor ruin the legacy?
I love that the story ended on the sweet mystery. Gabby, Eden’s daughter, went from ten to almost eighteen years-old. But when her mom disappeared again, only Gabby holds the key to the rescue. Will she believe the wild story her uncle told her, and with the mother’s journals will she be fast enough to use her gift to unlock the place of her mom’s disappearance just in time?