The Final Storm (The Door Within #3)
Now includes THE LOST CHAPTERS, four previously unpublished chapters with author commentary and editor notes!
Still staggering under Paragor's relentless attacks, Alleble's remaining allies flee from the four corners of The Realm to safety within the Kingdom's walls. But there is little time for Alleble to mourn before Paragor, the Wyrm Lord, and the deadly Seven Sleepers...more
I rarely enjoy Christian fiction. Typically, I find it to be sub-par and just too about Christianity, and not so much about plot. Wayne Thomas Batson obliterates this pattern (for me). Both The Door Within and Rise of the Wyrm Lord were excellent, but for some reason, the final book in the series really blew it all out of the water for me.
The multiple story lines revolving around the main characters are all interesting and intertwined together well. Also, the characters in th...more
While a search goes out for Aelic in The Realm, Aidan Thomas travels back to Maryland to talk with his friend Robby, unaware of his allegiance to Paragor! While meeting with Robby a glimpse named Count Eogan tries to convince Aidan to join the fight against King Eliam, after Aidan refuses the count tries to kill him but is stopped by Robby as Aidan is drawn once again to the realm. Antoinette is still a capti...more
Relentlessly attacking the allies of Alleble, the Wyrm Lord is wreaking havoc. The allies of Alleble gather up their remaining forces and flee to Alleble, seeking refuge.
Once there, they find Alleble in chaos. A hero has fallen, and the Glimpses of the King are beginning to lose hope against the final storm unleashed against them.
As the clouds gather, and Alleble prepares, the Glimpses hold onto one last shred of hope; the prophec...more
All around great. Granted, some might see it as "just another fantasy book", but it most certainly has characteristics that distinguish it from others in its genre.
For instance, there is an unlikely connection between Earth and The Realm... but I won't spoil that for you. :-D Also, there is a good dose of Biblical al...more
Things are looking grim for the land of Alleble. Paragor, the Betrayer, has unleashed ancient monsters to help him take over the Realm. The Wyrm Lord, the greatest of all Dragons, and the Seven Sleepers, the greatest of all Wolves, have been unleashed. Antoinette Reed is locked in a tower in Paragor's stronghold, forced to watch all these horrors be unleashed upon the land.
Meanwhile on earth Aiden Thomas's best friend Robby has fallen into...more
(Hoards of Paragor +The Wyrm Lord +The Seven Sleepers )__(The Three Witnesses +Allebian Soldiers +Falon )
Bad Guy Background
1=Any glimpse (a being that lives in the Realm) who chose to follow Paragor (An evil king in the Realm)
2=The first dragon, shape shifter, fire can melt stone is so powerful
3=The first Wolvin (Wolf) pack, learned to shape shift from The Wyrm Lord
Good Guy Background
4=As to existence-??, three heroes from ancient prophecy, believed in by go...more
The Final Storm stands out to me as the book where Wayne really enjoyed his world-building. Several of the creations(i.e, jumbo bug forest, Balesparr and its' warriors still stand out to me this day.
In a very fitting summation to the series which has dealt with loneliness, stubbornness,...more
War is ravaging the land. Paragor stand with his army of thousands to take over from the "everlasting" King Eliam. Paragor foolishly believes that he has all of a prophecy stating his as victor. He thinks that he can take over the kingdom and the people just because he wills it to be so.
I like these books because they illustrate the different hearts of people. You have the power hungry, who believe money and power...more
There wasn't much that I found extremely refreshing about the books' plot or characters, so the ideal audience for reading this series would be kids of the Middle School age or younger. I can see it being a great lead into books such as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lor...more
The multiple story lines revolving around the main characters are all interesting and intertwined together well. Also, the characters in this book face even higher stakes than before, adding to the action-packed and suspense-filled style present in all of Batson's books. My criticism is that this book is not as memorable for me as the other two and I think the reason is that this story line isn'...more
I only gave it 3 stars because I didn't really understand the stuff that happened at the end. How did they and King Eliam come back from the dead? I understand that the king is somewhat like god in the realm, but still... Also, what's all this stuff about the 7 swords? And the abilities they got out of nowhere at the end of the book just because Kaliam named them as the three? What was Aidan's abil...more
And may I just say... wow.
This *was* the perfect ending.
The battle at the end was so marvelously well done, to the point where I didn't know how it was going to end. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse... they got worse. And then... they got better.
And the very end? So unbelievably beautiful. I cried because it was so beautiful, and because I didn't want it to end. (It's not often that I cry while re...more
Wyrms, Wolves and Glimpses Oh, My! With this book being the end of the trilogy you don't know what will happened. All Paragory has a huge army, the Wyrm Lord and the Wolves! Who can stop him? Antionette is caught, Aidan fears for Robby, and then there is a hidden darkness that is trying to destory them all. Will the Glimpses save there world? This is a great book that I have read 4 times and love every time! This book is so good with a of my favorite Glimpses back! How is that poss...more
The Rise of the Wyrm Lord and The Final Storm really felt like they were originally one book but cut in half for the sake of having three books of relatively the same length, and unlike the first book, could not be read on it’s own. You won’t understand this book unless you read the other two, or a...more
Hi, Final Storm Readers!
Wayne Thomas Batson here. I wanted to thank all of you who put Isle of Fire on your ToBeRead list. I'm honored to be worth your time.
Isle of Fire will release the first week of September. It is available for preorder on Amazon as well. In fact, if you preorder it on Amazon and email me to tell me you have ordered it, I'll send you a signed and personalized bookplate sticker for your new book.
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Here's the official Isle of Fire blurb:
Ancient prophecy collides with lies as treachery and deceit poison minds and grapple with faith.
Battle looms on the horizon – a dreadful and final war. Paragor amasses his forces, including the Wyrm Lord and the Seven Sleepers, and undercover of the mysterious Black Breath, they march on Alleble.
Old and new friends unite to clash against Paragor and the Wyrm Lord, b...more