The Doorway is a science fiction/fantasy trilogy involving three teenagers, Brainy, Wendy, and Thumper. Because the main characters are ages thirteen and fourteen some would classify this series as middle grade. I think that classification is too limiting. The Doorway is intended for anyone who enjoys the science fiction/fantasy genre.’
There is violence in the books, (but not graphic) and on more than one occasion the protagonists are fighting for their lives. There are fears and there are tears, but often they are mixed with a little humor. These are three young friends on an adventure of a lifetime.
The stories move at a fairly-quick pace. There is a lot of action, a decent plot, unique characters, and a realistically drawn world.
The first book –Other World – is an introduction to the three protagonists; to their character, demonstrated by how they react to the different obstacles thrown in their way, and how they relate to each other in difficult situations.
These teenagers are unique in that they do not spew profanity or lewd comments, and they show genuine respect for each other.
The second book (Night Stalkers) is a little darker. They are faced with enemies who have no regard for human life. They think of humans as food and, because the daylight hurts them, they hunt at night.
In the third book (The Wizard) the teens are seeking a man known as ‘the wizard’ to help them get home. This book is a mixture of serious action and somewhat silly characters.
This book is better than when I first published it. Very recently I went through the entire trilogy making it a better read. The changes I have made didn’t have a lot to do with typos and bad grammar, though I did have some corrections to make. I was looking more at the substance of the story. I sought to make it more readable: to make descriptions and explanations clearer. To make dialogue crisp and to stay true to that character’s voice. Some description, or dialogue that I felt unnecessary I deleted. At times in the story I felt I needed to add something. Altogether, I think It’s a lot better book, but unfortunately, I am not perfect so there may be some imperfections. I am truly open to suggestions provided it doesn’t include personal attacks.
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