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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Sep 2005
Tommy Nelson

The Door Within (Book One)

by Wayne Thomas Batson

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The Door Within tells the story of an insecure teenage boy, Aidan Thomas, who is struggling to fit into his new neighborhood. Aidan finds three scrolls which tell the tale of an ancient kingdom called Alleble, and lead Aidan on an extraordinary adventure that will change his life.

Alleble is a beautiful, peaceful kingdom, and it serves as the house of the only true and great king Eliam. Former partners in the galaxy, earth and Alleble are in danger of an evil power possessed by the evil and merciless Paragor. The king of Alleble summons Aidan to become a knight and take part in a great adventure to save his earth and to save Alleble.

Similar to the book of Ruth in the Bible, this story points to God and his kingdom without mentioning his name. The Door Within, the first book in the trilogy, weighs in at 310 pages and is written for youth fantasy readers. The author, Wayne Thomas Batson, is a first time author. For his daytime job, he teaches reading and English to middle students in Maryland.

As a nearly 13-year-old, I enjoyed this intriguing fantasy. I highly recommend The Door Within if you’re in the mood to get caught up in a medieval mystery. – Estee Wells, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

There is an unseen world of good and evil where nightmares are fought and hope is reborn. Enter The Door Within.

Aiden Thomas is miserable. And it's much more than the strange nightmares he's been having. Just when life seemed to be coming together for Aiden, his parents suddenly move the family across the country to take care of his wheelchair-bound grandfather. When strange events begin to occur, Aiden is drawn into his grandfather's basement where he discovers three ancient scrolls and an invitation to another world.

No longer confined to the realm of his own imagination, Aiden embarks on an adventure where he meets knights, warriors, kings and mysterious Glimpses who can travel between worlds. Aiden joins them in the struggle between good and evil. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, Aiden faces Paragory, the eternal enemy. Will Aiden be willing to risk everything and trust the unseen hand of the one true King? The answer comes from The Door Within.