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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My Thoughts: The Door In The Moon, by Catherine Fisher [Minor Spoilers]

  • Age Range: 12 and up 
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: Obsidian Mirror
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books (March 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803739710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803739710
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches

"This New York Times bestselling author once again shows us that she is a master of world-building and surprising plot-twists. The vast, intricate world, fascinating revelations, and unexpected turns in the final book of the Obsidian Mirror trilogy will appeal to readers of Cassandra Claire, and will satisfy existing fans fully." -Penguin

My Thoughts:
In all my years of reviewing, I've never come across a series like the Chronoptika quartet. It skilfully Blends magic with undertones of sci-fi, in a disorienting thrilling exploit through time. The door in the moon, Catherine Fishers third entry, is no exception to the status quo and in my opinion, is worthy of its predecessors praise.
"'Venn Can roar and flummox all he likes, but when summer smiles, believe me, everyone obeys.'" 
Our story breaks out when Moll, a former street urchin and abandoned friend of Jake, kidnaps him from the past to enlist his help in a baffling scheme. Which would all be fine and dandy if in weren't ... well, During the revolution of France. An uprising that needs little introduction.

To complicate things further, Sarah (a resistance leader, from a dictator-ruled future) has tagged along too. But hey, it couldn't be "the Chronoptika" without a web of plotlines!
"Where ever the mirror has been, men have used it for their own needs. Janus is just the last of many.They are all responsible. They have all desires its power"
I'm surprised by how much bleed-over there is from Slanted Worlds. The Half Zeus coin that can destroy the Obsidian Mirror is still in play, and has a significant role in TDINM. Also, Moll (as hinted above) Returns! We get to see what she's been doing these past years, while Jake has been engrossed with saving his dad.
"The shee host passed. it rippled like a gale driving a scatter of leaves, so light, delicate. Or like a flock of, the wind of its wings raising dust and flickering in the moonlight."
The Door In The Moon doesn't resolve most of the lingering lore or selling points of the series, but it does offer an entertaining adventure. Don't let the "time travel" theme or the cover dissuade you - this is a unique tale. One that  excellently sets up for the final, mirror related story - The Speed of Darkness.

My Rating: 4.7/5


1 comment:

  1. Great post :)

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award


    Cheers :)