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THE THIRD DOOR by Emily Rodda


by Emily Rodda

Age Range: 8 - 12

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-545-42994-8
Publisher: Scholastic

Determined to save the walled city of Weld, four volunteers venture once again into the Chamber of Doors.

The first time he was confronted with a choice, Rye selected the golden Door, a regal gateway for heroes. On his second journey, Rye chose the mysterious silver Door. In those adventures, he was successful in finding his brothers, Dirk and Sholto, lost behind the golden and silver Doors, respectively. However, this third adventure begins as Rye, his brothers and Sonia flee from the misdirected wrath of the Warden of Weld. As Rye faces the Doors again, he is drawn to the plain wooden Door. Beyond lies The Fell Zone. Even with his pouch of magical objects, Rye may be no match for its cruel Master and his minions. But alliances shift, and soon, Rye learns the truth, forcing him to make difficult choices that will affect the entire world. This is no pedestrian fantasy. Richly detailed landscapes are populated by all manner of monsters and fueled by magic. Engaging characters must resolve complex problems. And surprising twists are around every corner. However, readers unfamiliar with the previous two volumes in this trilogy will be hopelessly lost in the story’s intricacy; they would be well-advised to start at the trilogy’s beginning, with The Golden Door (2012).

A satisfying finish to a rousing trilogy. (Fantasy. 8-12)