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The Final Storm by Wayne Thomas Batson

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Submitted by Anonymous 
(May 06, 2009)

This book was an amazing book. I was really on the edge of my seat the whole time. If you are loking for a christian book and a great message this is it! It's such an awesome,action-packed,and fantastic book.

The age group I would say is from 6-15. 15 is probably the highest anyone would be interested in. And 6 is the lowest in which the kids would understand and hopefully read.

Like I said though I encourage anyone to read it in the age group said above.

Submitted by RienTakhid 
(Mar 15, 2009)

Imprisoned in the fortress of Paragor, Antoinette Reed still tries desperately to convince Kearn that Paragor's promises are empty. Meanwhile, Aidan loans the Scrolls to Robby in hopes that they will convince him that The Realm is real and that King Eliam is the one to follow. But Robby is not easy to convince. In The Realm, Kaliam readies Alleble for the assault by Paragor's forces that is sure to come, bringing all of those loyal to King Eliam under the protection of the city's walls. But with the ancient Wyrm Lord and the Seven Sleepers on Pearagor's side, will the walls of Alleble be enough to with stand the storm?

"The Final Storm" brings together the best characters from the two previous books and introduces us to still more. Each of the three travelers from the Mirror Realm--Robby, Antoinette, and Aidan--have their own strengths and weaknesses keeping them from becoming copies of each other. The Glimpses too are clearly defined. While the characters retain their boisterous natures from previous books, the looming war tempers them making this my favorite of the trilogy.

Amid the darkness of war, there is hope. Beneath the shadows of ruin, there is life. These concepts and more are a foundation to this story of Alleble's great stand against the evil of Paragor. I love the way Batson illustrates the fact that though evil times will come, there is only one place to put our trust--In the King of kings. He will see to it that the evil will be used for good, no matter how bleak things may be. "The Final Storm" reminds us all that the end is only the beginning. Teenagers will love this gripping conclusion to the Door Within trilogy.

Submitted by Nate Turton 
(Aug 10, 2008)

The release of the final installment of The Door Within trilogy was a bitter/sweet moment for me. While I was excited about finding out what happens in the end, it was the end of one of my favorite books series of all time. The action and excitement would shortly be coming to an end. As sad as it was, though, it was worth the wait…The Final Storm has a mixture of worlds I never imagined possible, a twist that turned me upside down, and an encounter with a knight that not too many people can testify to having. Closing this book was a sad moment for me, but only because there wasn’t a fourth book to which I could look forward.

All three of the books in The Door Within trilogy teach the very important lesson of loyalty. More outspoken in this book than the others, the friendships grow closer out of need and a passionate belief in what is right. Aidan and Antoinette’s dedication to finding Robby and making sure that he makes a choice after being informed of all the facts is a testament to what God wants our friendships to be. Aidan and Antoinette make sure that their friend has at least heard the truth before he makes a decision…the passion with which they go about their mission is inspirational and commendable. It could not have been easy to write.

This solid conclusion leaves no loose ends untied and there is almost a sense of accomplishment when closing the book for the last time.

Age recommendations:
Children reading the book alone: 11 years
Children reading with a parent: 9 years

Faith affirming/spiritual message (1-10):
10 – The book is written with a passion for friendship in mind. The example set forth by the protagonists is, in my opinion, the passionate kind of friendship that the Lord wants for our relationships in real life.

Overall Rating (1-10 scale):
10 – The stunning conclusion of a much-beloved series earns full marks from me. Enjoyable and intriguing to the very end, this book is top notch.

Would you find this in my personal library?
ABSOLUTELY! It has a permanent place in my bookshelf.

Would you find this in my classroom library?
Yes. I hope that the children who read this book take the lesson about friendship to heart and can learn to be an amazing friend, like those portrayed in the story.

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