From Goodreads: With a werewolf and a vampire for company, Zach Black makes his way across a vast apocalyptic wasteland in search of the box which contains the Heart of Endra. In the desert, they stumble across a mechanical man who tells Zach and his friends that if they want to reach the box, they will have to cross a desolate land inhabited by terrifying creatures, which have been smuggled from the other side of the doorways.
But with a traitor amongst his midst, Zach’s every step is being planned and manipulated by the evil sorcerer, Throat. As Zach makes his journey, little does he know he is being led into a trap which could ultimately lead to his death and the destruction of the world he has promised to save.
Tim O’Rourke is one of my all time favorite authors. In the last year alone, he’s written over 10 novels, many of which are for his Kiera Hudson series, which are dedicated to vampires and the vampyrus, but he’s also written real-time horror novels, werewolf novels, and, of course, his paranormal, alternate universe novels as well. Tim amazes me.
Out of all O’Rourke’s novels, I’d say the ones most appropriate for the younger crowd would be the paranormal, alternate universe series, Doorways. Zackary Black, along with his friends, embark on many intriguing adventures as they battle to stop the evil sorcerer, Throat, and save Zach’s little sister, Ann. With a former cast coming back together again in this sequel, and the entrance of an entirely new cast of characters, including a robot man named Faraday, this novel is sure to entice any MG/YA reader who picks it up. And, I do recommend it! With flying machines, a vast desert, decrepit/decaying characters, and a quest unlike any other, this novel is sure to please. O’Rourke is a fantastic writer, and this novel will certainly you hungry for more, especially with its epic cliffhanger! Four stars. (Read my author interview with Tim O’Rourke for more insight into his epic Doorways series! )
I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.