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The Door Within : The Door Within Trilogy - Book One
by Wayne Thomas Batson | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by appletreen of Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 1/30/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by tiggsybabes): to be read

7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, January 30, 2006

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After suggesting I start a UK/Eurpoean bookring to promote his book, Wayne Batson has sent me a signed copy!

From the back of the book
What lies beyond the Door Within?
Three ancient scrolls beckon Aidan Thomas to enter another world: a realm of knights, warriors, kings, unusual characters and mysterious glimpses who can travel between worlds. Soon Aidan is training to become the twelfth knight of an elite unit who will join Alleble in its long fight against the evil Paragory. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, will Aidan be willing to risk everything and trust the one true king?

So being true to my promise I will set this book up as a UK and European bookring. PM me to be included, particpants are offered the opportunity to appear in the acknowledgements for book three!


Qantaqa (Germany)
akg (UK)
Cyzaki (UK)
tehuti (UK)
Shelbycat (UK)
Tiggsybabes (UK)
Elina (Germany or Finland)
Morgaine77 (Switzerland)
raeliz64 (UK)

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Journal Entry 2 by appletreen from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 16, 2006

9 out of 10

I thought this book was a great romp for a children's fantasy and I look forward to having enough room on my bookshelves to justify buying the second book. I did have some concerns about sending out my signed copy but decided to leave the fate of the book up to karma as our very own batguy21784 was so kind to give me a copy.

This book started it's journey to Germany yesterday. 

Journal Entry 3 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Monday, February 27, 2006

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The book was waiting on my doorstep when I came home today. Thanks a lot for starting this bookring, Catrionamoore! I'm really looking forward to reading it and will try to be quick! 

Journal Entry 4 by Qantaqa from Dachau, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, March 08, 2006

8 out of 10

I enjoyed this book a lot, it's a real page-turner! It definitely sweetened the long train ride I had to endure on Monday - time went by incredibly fast :)!
First of all, I've been an avid fantasy reader ever since I finally read The Lord of the Rings and have read loads of fantasy books. The Door Within contains all the classic fantasy elements (the anti-hero, the world that just slightly differs from our world, dragons and so on) but nonetheless it was something completely new. Quite often when you start a new fantasy series you can't stop thinking "I've read this story before", but with The Door Within, this luckily wasn't the case. Admittedly, in some degree, it could be compared to The Chronicles of Narnia but I actually preferred this book - though it's supposed to be a Christian book, it doesn't force religious ideas on you like The Chronicles of Narnia do.
There are two things I was wondering about: how old is Aidan supposed to be? He behaves pretty immature for a high-school student... (doesn't do any harm to the story, though). Secondly, why are so many words printed in italics - I found that quite confusing...

Thanks for starting the bookring, catrionamoore! I'll definitely get a copy of my own and I'm already looking forward to reading the next book in the trilogy (I can't wait to see what happens with Robby)!

On its way to akg. 

Journal Entry 5 by akg from Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 18, 2006

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This arrived yesterday. I have a few other books I should read before it, but as one of them is a longer, non fiction book about globalisation I think this one may sneak in there first! 

Journal Entry 6 by akg from Didcot, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 21, 2006

7 out of 10

Oh dear I didn't journal this book. It took me a while to get in to this book, but I really enjoyed it once I did, but not as much as the Magician's Guild which I read a month so earlier. When I was looking on amazon for more details on the book I was surprised to read it is a Christian book, but when I thought back about the story I could understand why. I would be interested to read the sequel, but I don't think I would actively go out to buy it.

Posting out to Cyzake today. 

Journal Entry 7 by Cyzaki from Southam, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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My Dad brought this to me in Hull today (thanks Dad), the only problem being that I've had three rings all arrive at once :-/

I'll read it asap, but I'm also in the middle of my final exams at uni, so I can't promise to be that speedy. Hopefully it won't take me too long though! 

Journal Entry 8 by Cyzaki from Southam, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 21, 2006

7 out of 10

I thought the basic story was a good one - young lad gets pulled into a different world and ends up fighting in a war. I did have a few problems with the book though. One was all the Christian references - they leapt out at me and seemed a bit too much at times (we had 12 disciples, Judas, those who believe go to heaven, those who don't go to hell, you're never on your own if you believe, God is eternal and never dies...) - some times I thought the story was a bit lost in all the Christianity. Another sore point with me was the amount of exclamation marks at the ends of sentences. I can understand using them in speech, but I was always taught that you don't use them in prose unless absolutely necessary, and there were too many in this novel for my liking. Also, an awful lot of words were unnecessarily italicised - words like portcullis which I've never seen italicised anywhere else.

Having said all that, however, I did enjoy the story and would be interested in reading the rest of the trilogy.

I will PM the next person for their address, and send the book on asap. 

Journal Entry 9 by tehuti from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 11, 2006

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Apologies, work, illness, domestic stress and travelling have conspired to prevent a timely journal entry for receipt of this book. I will try to read it as soon as possible. 

Journal Entry 10 by tehuti from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, November 16, 2006

6 out of 10

First of all, a HUGE apology to catrionamoore for stalling this ring for so long. My life turned upside down this summer, ultimately for the best, but it has meant Bookcrossing is having to take a back seat for a while.

I found the book quite well written, although it could do with more careful editing/proofreading, and the story was gripping in places. What lets it down in my eyes is that it its so obvious, in-your-face evangelical Christian undertone. I'm afraid this has dropped my rating by a couple of points. 

Journal Entry 11 by Shelbycat from Llanelli, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, December 18, 2006

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Just received this in the post. Looks like a lovely book well decorated pages etc. I'm currently trying to read Jonathan Strange so i might be a while getting around to this :) 

Journal Entry 12 by Shelbycat from Llanelli, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 28, 2007

5 out of 10

I've very nearly finished this book. It has taken me a while to get through it mostly because although the premise for the story is very good i have been put off by the amount of religious references within it. Also, i'm put off by the use of italics for random words, when i'm reading i place emphasis on these words and it sounded odd with some of the words in this book. Also, there are some odd and incorrect uses of words in the story which grated on me somewhat.

I didn't want to write anything negative about a book written by another bookcrosser but then i decided that it would be constructive and would hopefully be taken it the way it was intended. I mean these comments to be taken and thought of as ways to possibly improve for next time. I'm in awe of someone who manages to write a book to this level, i just think there might be another level to attain with the writing before it gets a higher mark from me.

I'll get Tiggsybabes address and send it on as soon as i've finished the book. 

Journal Entry 13 by Shelbycat from Llanelli, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, March 10, 2007

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sent to tiggsybabes today 

Journal Entry 14 by tiggsybabes from Pontefract, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 18, 2007

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Arrived in the mail, thank you) 

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