Reviews for Third Door
Booklist Reviews 2013 October #2
Finally the time has come for Rye and his companion, Sonia, to pass through the wooden door, which will (they hope) help them defeat the enemy, who is sending the deadly skinners to attack their hidden city of Weld. Accompanied by Rye's brothers--Dirk, whose journey was explored in The Golden Door (2012), and Sholto, who was found in The Silver Door (2013)--the group discovers that the connection between humans and the magical Fellan is both stronger and more tenuous than they had imagined. Readers who have come to love the plucky Rye and determined Sonia will be eager for this story. Though at first it seems that Rodda will only raise more questions, by the last third of the book, the plot is tied up in an unexpected but very satisfying way. Fans of Rodda's Deltora Quest series will be thrilled by the tie-ins here. New fans can enjoy this installment without any prior knowledge of the land of Deltora; though they'll have a richer experiance if they've read the first two volumes. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring
Skimmers, nocturnal flying predators, continue to attack the walled city of Weld (The Golden Door; The Silver Door). Rye, his companion Sophie, and his brothers Dirk and Sholto go through the third door in search of a way to defeat the skimmers and bring peace. In this triumphant trilogy ender Rodda plays with the concepts of time, perception, and "the enemy."
Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2013 #6
Still struggling against the skimmers, nocturnal flying predators that are attacking the walled city of Weld (The Golden Door; The Silver Door, rev. 7/13), Rye, his companion Sophie, and his two brothers Dirk and Sholto go through the third, wooden door to seek a way to drive off the skimmers and bring peace to Dorne. Rye hopes the mystical forest-dwelling Fellan will abandon their neutrality and join the fight, but those he meets outside the third door are hostile to him. The brothers then meet Chieftain Farr, who is organizing an attack, and although Rye believes him to be a good man, his allegiances are tangled--could it be that Farr would use the skimmers against them? It is only when Rye learns the truth about the three sorcerer-brothers who founded Dorne and created the magic behind the three doors that he is able to save Weld. The imaginative and diverse world-building that marked the first two books continues, though in this last book of the trilogy Rodda adds plot twists that play with the concepts of time, perception, and "the enemy" and that make the triumphant conclusion that much more rewarding. anita l. burka Copyright 2013 Horn Book Magazine.
Kirkus Reviews 2013 September #1
Determined to save the walled city of Weld, four volunteers venture once again into the Chamber of Doors. The first time he was confronted with a choice, Rye selected the golden Door, a regal gateway for heroes. On his second journey, Rye chose the mysterious silver Door. In those adventures, he was successful in finding his brothers, Dirk and Sholto, lost behind the golden and silver Doors, respectively. However, this third adventure begins as Rye, his brothers and Sonia flee from the misdirected wrath of the Warden of Weld. As Rye faces the Doors again, he is drawn to the plain wooden Door. Beyond lies The Fell Zone. Even with his pouch of magical objects, Rye may be no match for its cruel Master and his minions. But alliances shift, and soon, Rye learns the truth, forcing him to make difficult choices that will affect the entire world. This is no pedestrian fantasy. Richly detailed landscapes are populated by all manner of monsters and fueled by magic. Engaging characters must resolve complex problems. And surprising twists are around every corner. However, readers unfamiliar with the previous two volumes in this trilogy will be hopelessly lost in the story's intricacy; they would be well-advised to start at the trilogy's beginning, with The Golden Door (2012). A satisfying finish to a rousing trilogy. (Fantasy. 8-12) Copyright Kirkus 2013 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
Library Media Connection Reviews 2014 March/April
This is the last of the Three Doors trilogy, so the novice reader needs the significant time spent reviewing the plot of the first two books. Three brothers and a female friend must go through the third door out of their walled city in order to save it from the Lord of Shadows and his increasingly powerful flying beasts. As they navigate through this fantasy world, allies become enemies and back again, making the quartet unsure of who to trust. There really isn't any new ground broken here; Rodda is adept at keeping the action going at a gallop and those who enjoyed the first two books will be anxious to get their hands on this one. Sharon Hamer, Librarian, Belmonte Middle School, Saugus, Massachusetts [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] Additional Selection Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.