Review~ Through The Door by Jodi McIsaac


Publisher: 47North
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 9781612183077
Publishing Date: April 2013
Rating: 4.3/5 Stars


It’s been seven years since the love of Cedar McLeod’s life left with no forwarding address. All she has left of him are heart-wrenching memories of happier times and a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Eden. Then, one day, Eden opens her bedroom door and unwittingly creates a portal that leads to anywhere she imagines.
But they’re not the only ones who know of Eden’s gift, and soon the child mysteriously vanishes.

Desperate for answers, Cedar digs into the past and finds herself thrust into a magical world of Celtic myths, fantastical creatures, and bloody rivalries. Teaming up with the unlikeliest of allies, Cedar must bridge the gap between two worlds and hold tight to the love in her heart…or lose everything to an ancient evil.

The first in the Thin Veil series, Through the Door is a pulse-pounding adventure that takes readers across the globe and deep into the hidden realms of Celtic lore.

This novel had good pace and action throughout, which kept you involved. Coupled with a good story-line and somewhat engaging characters, made for a quick read. Some online reviewers did not like how information was kept from Cedar McLeod by her extended magical family, but remember you are looking through the eyes of Cedar as the story unfolds and to get the whole story in one dump would change the outcome.
There are a few stumbles in the story with the abrupt end of Lorcan and some character’s that were pertinent to the story but lacked sufficient development. Plus a few grammatical errors for a finished work that should have been cleaned up by the editor(s).
Well thought out work. I am curious to see how the author involves Nuala and whether Cedar gets some interesting powers now that “humanity” has left her. The next in the series (Into the Fire) has a release date of December 2013. Get on the list if you haven’t already.

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