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Eon's Door Paperback – July 10, 2011
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"A wonderful adventure." Mind-Ventures
"This book is an outlier, it's strayed from the rest of the flock." LL Book Review
"A must read for anyone who enjoys a touch of mythical creatures and magic." BlogCritics.org
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Top Customer Reviews
There is a lot of adventure in this book, with many battles, and I enjoyed how the story diverged from the typical with much of the warfare taking place between animals (and trees) instead of people. It had a Lord of the Rings type feel regarding the key (that has gone missing) and the sage who stole it; the key corrupts him to do evil and calls to him. The multiple clans and main characters from each kept the action going and provided a lot of history. I particularly liked the part of the story told through Miann as he relives his father's memories from 2000 years ago when his father and company were on a quest to flee the world of humans; a story that parallels his own.
The writing is solid and detailed and the author keeps up a good level of conflict, however I found it a little slow in the last half of the book. The story may have benefited from some of the more superfluous smaller conflicts/description being taken out. However, I feel I should stress this is a matter of personal taste; the author creates compelling storylines, I just thought there were a few too many.
On a side note, I would have liked more explanation initially when Amor sends Miann on his quest to the Old World--just a page or so. Miann seems confused as to what is going on and as a reader I wanted a bit more history at this point.Read more ›
My complaint with the story is that it moved somewhat slowly. Specifically, the author spent time on details that were of less importance, but didn't spend enough time of details that are important. For example, I would like to know how/why Shorran was corrupted. Also, I would have liked to know more about the water people and Nyad. Furthermore, I could not really get a true sense of the size of the Nuruth and Chrysos. I think the only description relevant to size for the black wolf was that the riders were 8 feet from the ground on his back.
Despite my complaint, I recommend this book as a good read that is safe for young adults as well.
I really enjoyed the deep sense of duty, responsibility, honor and respect that the characters embody and express towards one another. There is also a strong emphasis on the respect and reverence one should have for all of nature, not unlike some of the ideals of Native American culture.
That being said, if you just want to read about giant wolves, eagles, and a marching forest of evil trees all doing battle amongst themselves as well as others this is still the book for you.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review.
Before the story begins, McKenney provides a map of the Erlan world as well as a list of the main characters. This really helps readers to understand the new setting and to keep track of which main characters are part of which clan. Each clan can communicate with different parts of nature--either animals, trees/plants, water/aquatic life, or all three.
McKenney definitely has the ability to paint with his words and allows readers to "see" his world clearly. Characters and landscapes are brought to life. He creates an epic style story where characters must travel to far off places while braving dangerous creatures so they can retreive an artifact--in this case a key-- in order to defeat an evil foe.
Althouh the story is geared to kids/teens, adults can get a lot out of the story as well. I would recommend this book to fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is Great! It has everything to keep a reader wanting for more!, adventure, peril, friendship and the epic battle of good against evil! Thank you to the author!!!!!Published 1 month ago by Mary Sue Newson
This book does not have a dull moment in it, fast action packed read that is well developed through out two worlds separated by a magical tree. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Paul from LA
Eon's door is a classic fantasy adventure story that faces off between good and evil. Strange and delightful characters fill the novel creating a well rounded story. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Luc Morningstar
This was a very interesting story full of twists and turns. Basically it's one of those stories where someone from our world is taken to another world full of magic. Read morePublished on December 22, 2013 by Justyn
Good easy read and a few hours of light amusement for free. Author uses good description and development of characters to keep you turning the page. Read morePublished on December 17, 2013 by Littlemaidshop
The story started out slow and confusing. It was difficult to tell what was a flashback and what was supposed to be the present. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Krys Stetler
You know how in the Song of Ice and Fire series, there's an appendix in the back that lists all the Houses and the people who belong to each house? Read more
This was a delightful novel. This story contains a multitude of fantasy creatures who ultimately have to work together to destroy a threat to them all. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Diane Sparks