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Jim Morgan and the Door at the Edge of the World (Volume 3) Paperback – October 27, 2014
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"A riotously entertaining series closer that should appeal to fantasy-loving children of all ages."
About the Author
James Matlack Raney grew up all over the world, in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Now he calls Southern California home, writing adventures and occasionally living a few of his own.
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Characters were very typecast. The cast was chock full of all kinds of mythical creatures - but at least the mashup in this book was better than the Time Hunters saga by Ashmore. That was groan worthy and over the top, at least this came across as kindof believable,...even though the book took forever to get into. I almost walked away after the first couple chapters, but once I start reading a book I always* finish it.
There were a few "surprises" that I had assumed were knowledge until the "surprise" was revealed. Anyone who's really read books before will see them coming; kids may be surprised ... depending on how well read they are. The ending of the book was also predictable (at to me, who had only read this last installment of the trilogy) and I felt there were several loose ends just from this one book! I suppose we are to believe that our main man and his friends kept their word and did what they promised a couple different people, but these promises aren't mentioned at all in the "what do we do now" part of the book. They at least deserved to be mentioned in a list of things to do or something.
So, all in all, its better than 2 stars, but I'm not sure it quite deserves 3 stars. So it falls somewhere between 2.5 stars to 3 stars...maybe the book is more compelling if you're already invested in the series. Personally, even if the first two books were offered for free, I wouldn't go back and read them.
*with very, very, very few exceptions
Jim and his friends have grown older and a bit wiser as the series has gone on, but they haven’t changed so much as to be unrecognizable: Peter and Paul are at one another’s throats from time to time, Lacey is fiery and loyal, and Cornelius alternates between sharing helpful facts and boring everyone (nearly) to tears. My favorite new character was Captain Sharpe, a Jack-Sparrow-esque pirate who alternates between infuriatingly manipulative and admirably savvy.
None of Raney’s characters are perfect, and that makes them all the more endearing and believable. They have backstories that provide motivation for their actions, both right and wrong. This allows readers to really get to know the characters and sympathize with them. It also gives the story a level of depth that kids’ stories sometimes lack but that gives them staying power.
Since the beginning of book one, my heart broke for Jim, as it did for Harry Potter, because he had to grow up far too soon. However, he’s learned and grown quite a bit over the course of the series, and I am proud of how far he’s come. I was moved by his interactions with his various “father figures” and loved it when he started to become the sort of man he admired. I was also happy to gain a glimpse into the thoughts of the other characters, particularly Lacey and George.
This book has a lot more going for it than great characters, though. There’s tons of adventure on land, ship, and sea (even under the sea!). There’s magic — and magical creatures — galore. There are pirates and battles and danger. There’s even a touch of romance. (It was refreshing to see that Jim’s first crush was included once he was a little older; too many try books to force the love stuff to happen when the characters are still so young that it’s unbelievable.)
All in all: A wonderful conclusion to a series filled with memorable characters, tons of adventure, and great lessons in friendship. I can’t wait to read these with my boys when they get older!
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