Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review: Eon's Door by J.G. McKenney


A 2012 Reviewers Choice Award winner and Eric Hoffer Award finalist! 

The Dark Forest is moving and a horde of bloodthirsty monsters is on the hunt. For the peaceful denizens of Erla, time is running out. 

Two thousand years have passed since the three clans fled the world of humans through Eon’s Door to find sanctuary in a realm called Erla, and now a prophecy left to them by the ancient race that created the tree portal is coming true. A trusted sage has stolen the portal’s key and is using the awesome power that separated the worlds to tear apart the very soul of Nature. The key must be taken back and Eon’s Door closed—before it’s too late.

Hope lies with a “child of doubt” from the world the clans left behind and the courageous young Erlan who’s been sent to find him. Together they must retrieve the key and close Eon’s Door. It won’t be easy. Abominations of beasts and trees stand between them and their goal. Even worse, the sage knows the prophecy and is expecting them.

EON'S DOOR is a fantasy adventure recommended for readers age 12 and up.

Jessica's Review:

One of the first books I was ever given to read was a fantasy book. It took me on a journey to unknown lands and created a vision of possibilities. That book gave me an understanding that there is so much more to this world than just what we see. Eon's door is very much like that. J.G. McKenney's ability to describe a world so much and so unlike our own is impressive.

Eon's door is a classic fantasy adventure story that faces off between good and evil. Strange and delightful characters fill the novel creating a well rounded story. I was so immersed in the world that J.G. McKenney had created that I didn't want the story to end. I thoroughly enjoyed going on the adventure with Bobby and Scotty to save another world and perhaps in some ways our own.

Eon's Door reminds me of an epic fantasy and I found myself wanting to spend more time in this world and learn more about the people and the places. Perhaps there is or will be a second book and if there is I will look forward to continuing the journey through the lands of Erla.

Rating: 4.0 stars
Rated by: Jessica