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The Silver Door (The Three Doors Trilogy #2)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  1,204 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
Three magic Doors you here behold.

Time to choose: Wood? Silver? Gold?

Listen to your inner voice, And you will make the wisest choice.

Rye is willing to risk everything to save his brothers, lost in the terrifying world beyond the Wall of Weld. Sonia is determined to find and destroy the Enemy who is sending the ferocious flying beasts called skimmers to ravage the city. Th
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 4th 2012 by Scholastic, Australia
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Clare Cannon
May 18, 2012 Clare Cannon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 8-12 years+
Shelves: 08-12yrs

A fast paced sequel to The Golden Door, Rye and Sonia continue their quest to find Rye's other brother Sholto - who they think chose to go through the Silver Door - and then defeat the enemy who is sending creatures to destroy their kingdom.

We spend more time with the superb cast of characters met in the first book, and the youngest - Rye and Sonia - once again demonstrate the greatest courage and wisdom. But there's wisdom to be learned from the others too, like the humility to admit one's mis
Oct 07, 2013 Maureen rated it liked it
I enjoyed the first book in this series more than The Silver Door. I am not sure if this is because of middle book syndrome or because there were less locations to explore. One of the things that Rodda does so well is creating vivid and rich worlds for her characters to travail and there was less of that this time around. I still miss the Deltora style puzzles that I have come to expect from Rodda as well.

I really enjoyed the hints in this book that perhaps Kyte's Master comes from a more techno
Apr 06, 2012 Yassy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tween-book-club
Very enjoyable and well written childrens literature. A fast plot with exciting twists and turns, certain to delight your 8-12 year old... or yourself!!
I enjoyed reading The Golden Door and I really loved sequel as more.
May 18, 2017 Jaq rated it liked it
Good solid adventure tale for the young (10 and above) reader.
Kelsey Preston
Sep 29, 2014 Kelsey Preston rated it it was amazing
Do you want a book that will spark your attention? The Silver Door is the second book of the Three Doors Trilogy. It is an adventure book packed with tons of thrilling adventures. I think the Silver Door is a great book!

In this book, Rye wanted to save his brother Sholto who he thinks went through the Silver Door, but he comes across obstacles like: Four-Eyes' Traveling Wagon where he, his friend Sonia, and his brother Dirk get held hostage by these group of people and they throw his brother o
This was a great follow up to The Golden Door. It was great to see the story and characters develop. I felt that the world that Rye, Dirk and Sonia entered going through the second door was much more elaborate and detailed than the one through the gold door. I felt that this story was a little darker than the first. The world was more desolate and destroyed and there was an ominous presence of evil there that I can’t wait to explore even more in the third book.

I enjoyed how this story built on t
Dorine White
Mar 24, 2013 Dorine White rated it it was amazing
The Story-
We start right were we left off in book one. Rye, Sonia, and Dirk are heading back to Weld to drop off Dirk's girlfriend and go through the Silver Door. When they arrive in Weld, things are a mess, and the Warden is not taking care of the people. Though they want to stay and help, the trio decides it is best if they head through the second door and look for Rye's brother Sholto.

Once through the door, the trio enter a wasteland full of bones and snails. They travel far looking for any
Aug 12, 2014 Aelvana rated it really liked it
Rye set out on adventure with two purposes: stop the monstrous skimmer attacks on his home city of Weld, and recover his two older brothers, who left before him with the same mission and haven't been seen since. Rye's brother Dirk is now safe, but Sholto is still lost. Determined to recover Sholto and, if possible, end the skimmer attacks on Weld for good, Rye sets off through the second of the three Doors, the silver door. What mysteries await behind the Door that beckons with knowledge, secret ...more
Lync Lync
Dec 25, 2016 Lync Lync rated it it was amazing
Still loving this series so much I binged and grabbed the third almost before I finished this
Sep 14, 2013 Brenda rated it really liked it
When I finished The Golden Door, I couldn’t wait to read The Silver Door. Though there are many books waiting in my pile, I began reading it as soon as it was in my hands. I love how Emily Rodda creates places and bring their inhabitants to life. Weld is not a nice place to live, but because Rye and Sonia live there I want to be there with them. I want to understand why life is the way it is there. I want the best for them and I so hope their lives will be easier. I hope those they care about wi ...more
Christina Choi
Oct 04, 2016 Christina Choi rated it really liked it
"The Silver Door", an adventurous and mythical story, that is the sequel of "The Golden Door". Thus, resuming to the part in the end of the first book where Rye, Dirk, Faene and Sonia meet Annocki, the warden's daughter. And stubborn Annocki finally allows Faene to stay in her room, while the rest set out to find Sholto through the Silver door. They meet different creatures, find new powers of the charms, and meet Bones and his people. From help, including dwarf-like people that(Bird and her fel ...more
Jul 20, 2014 Alex rated it it was amazing
This series is amazing, it is utterly different than most books set for this age group. I have it as an ebook but am keeping an eye out for a cheap copy since I have the other two in the series as books
I love this series. It's strong, unique, so much to learn and understand. I can't wait to read the third one, and will most likely be buying all three of these books again in paperback. I will look for them first at book sales, and the like, bu
Whoo hoo! The Silver Door was a blast to read! Awesome, awesome sequel, now I am totally hyped to read the last book in the series, The Third Door. (I keep wanting to call that book 'The Wooden Door' *laughs*)

The Silver Door covers a lot of questions and things that the first book didn't have, and got pretty deep plot wise. The adventure was very simple though, and not like the first one where the location always changed. In this volume they mostly stuck around a couple of areas, and spied rathe
Stef Rozitis
Be patient with the seeming anachronisms in this book, there is a fairly ingenious reason for them (but you will need to read the last). Some hints and foreshadowing... brief but magnificent feminist rant from Sonia which seems to hint at something...Annocki and the rather insipid Faene turn out to be more than at first expected.

Some complexity. A twist I was expecting but it has that high-fantasy rightness to it. An excellent denoument though it leaves a lot for the third book (but brings this
Jul 15, 2013 mandyfujita rated it really liked it
I read Emily Rodda's other book called "The Golden Door" which I enjoyed. That was the first of the triology. "The Silver Door" is the second. Even if I read the 1st book a few months ago, it was good that Ms. Rodda provides a little summary through the first few chapters to jog our memory as to what happened before. Rye is the unexpected hero of the triology and Sonia is unexpectedly a good partner. Dirk is Rye's oldest brother who accompanies Sonia and Rye through the Silver Door to hopefully ...more
May 20, 2014 Skip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Rye, Sonia, and Dirk head back to Weld to drop off Dirk's girlfriend, but find the Warden is not taking care of the city or its people. The trio decide they can help most by seeking Rye's brother Sholto, who departed via the Silver Door. Through this door, the trio enter a wasteland full of bones and snails, traveling afar, finding a few scattered, fearful people. Off they go to locate the breeding grounds for the skimmers. They become separated, with Rye and Sonia imprisoned only to find Sholto ...more
The second in the Three Doors trilogy, and a great continuation of the story. Rye, Sonia, and Dirk are heading through the silver door to try and find the source of the Skimmers, and hopefully find their missing brother. When they arrive on the other side of the door, things are even worse than what they had imagined. The "Master" is trying to develop a skimmer that can hunt in any situation, and if they don't find a solution quickly, all will be lost.

A fun and exciting installment to the story.
May 21, 2013 Barbara rated it really liked it
Readers who haven't read the previous book will be completely lost since this one picks up right where the other one left off. Rye, Dirk, Faene, and Sonia are in search of whoever is responsible for sending vicious winged creatures into Weld. Rye has magic on his side, and when he wears a magic hood, he is not visible. After sending Faene elsewhere as they search for Sholto, the brother of Rye and Dirk, they are betrayed on one hand but helped by others in unexpected ways. Middle grade readers w ...more
Calvin Lam
Dec 03, 2014 Calvin Lam rated it it was amazing
I wanted to read this book because I read the book that is before this, The Golden Door. It has parts that talks about vision that the main character has in the present so the main character saw what his brother did before he came. The mother of the main character and his two other brothers was worried about the two brothers of the main character because they had been declared dead. This is like a regular mother who worry about her child or children. "'Sholto built this,' he said. 'I saw him doi ...more
Mar 13, 2016 Aubreyy rated it it was amazing
This book isn just great or amazing, it is stunning, incredible even. I love the characters persistence. I think that if you're looking for a book with loveable characters and lots of exploration and suspense then this is a good story. It is important that you know this is the second book in a series, so you may want to read the first one first. Furthermore, the characters were witty and fun to read about. When I was reading this book, sometimes I would look up and forget where I was. I would re ...more
Katie W
Book Two in The Three Doors series lead me on a great adventure! Rye, Sonia, and Dirk set off to try and find Sholto, the missing brother, as well as the source of the terrifying skimmers. They encounter many interesting people, who insist they are spies. The twists and turns were fun, as well as discovering more magic.

My kids really enjoyed it and couldn't wait to see what would happen next and how the group could possibly get out of their situations.

We're all looking forward to the final boo
Wow! What an imagination! I love the characters in this story!! I checked this out of my local library for my niece, since it was unavailable in her library. I couldn't resist reading it after her and before returning the book to the library.

The adventure continues. Now on to find and rescue Sholto. There is danger, strange creatures, new magic to figure out, adventure, mystery, thriller and new characters to meet. There's despair and hope, faith, family, learning to trust, dealing with self dou
Fantastical Geek (Atarashii Sekai)
Well, finished the book, good all in all, and yet so much left to be explained. My head is still spinning after finishing. So the Master guy has been sending the skimmers?

What for? WHAT IS HIS MOTIVE? I can't wait to get started on the next book and get some answers.

I think that the original Warden was brother to the Master and the other creepy guy who died in the first book. No idea though if this is a sound theory. Will have to discover!

I enjoy this Sholto character … very smart.
Debbie Johansson
Dec 18, 2012 Debbie Johansson rated it really liked it
Again, this book got off to a bit of a slow start, but the pace soon quickens up. Rye manages to loose his bag of tricks and I was left wondering how he would get it back, as the various objects help him out in various situations. I enjoyed the new characters, such as Bones, and the new breed of Skimmers are wonderful creations. The suspense leaves the reader turning the pages and eager for the last in the series.
Joseph VanZandt
Feb 12, 2015 Joseph VanZandt rated it really liked it
It took me forever to get this book, since, for some inexplicable reason, our library removed the trilogy from the shelves! Even so, once I got the book, the wait was worth it. It adds to the characters nicely, to the point where I don't even think of them as cliche anymore. I also like how well it plays off of the first book - using several things that were mentioned there, but never seen. I'm looking forward to the final book!
Aug 03, 2015 A rated it it was amazing
The second book, another rescue and another view of the world you thought you knew from the first book.
These books have puzzles and I can never figure out how things are going to work out. I love being able to go along for the ride without guessing clear down the line how things will end.
I love how Rodda plays with past, present and future in this series.
I also love how she weaves hints of the world that is talked about in the Deltora and Rowan of Rin series.
Apr 12, 2012 Alex rated it really liked it
I'm not sure there's much I can say about this that isn't totally obvious. I LOVE everything Emily Rodda writes and this is no exception. Rye, Sonia and the others are the usual strong yet fearful characters you can expect, woven into an exciting and totally genius fantasy adventure. Perfect, but that's no surprise from Emily.
Kate Forsyth
Oct 03, 2012 Kate Forsyth rated it really liked it
The second book in Emily Rodda’s new fantasy trilogy, ‘The Silver Door’ had strong echoes of Deltora in it with the badlands, the downtrodden people, and the final battle with terrifying monsters. I love the Deltora Quest, though, so I read it all with relish. She is particularly excellent at creating suspense and atmosphere – looking forward to Book 3.
Diane Greiner
Apr 08, 2013 Diane Greiner rated it it was amazing
Emily Rodda is a master storyteller. Even in a world that seems impossible to believe, she draws you in and holds on! With characters you can root for and a storyline that flies, you will find yourself at the end of the story in not time, anxious for the next book to read. This middle grade novel is worth the read!
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Emily Rodda (real name Jennifer Rowe) was born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with an MA (Hons) in English Literature. Moving into a publishing career, first as a book editor, and finally as a publisher at Angus & Robertson, Rodda's first book was published in 1984.
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Other Books in the Series

The Three Doors Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Golden Door (The Three Doors Trilogy #1)
  • The Third Door (The Three Doors Trilogy #3)

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