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The Rise of the Wyrm Lord (The Door Within #2)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  4,178 Ratings  ·  174 Reviews
The next exciting adventure in "The Door Within" Trilogy.

Separated from his friend by a thousand miles and unable to return to The Realm of Glimpses himself, Aidan Thomas needs a way to reach Robby with the message of King Eliam, the one true King.

Enter Antoinette Lynn Reed, a bright but headstrong young lady who believes in the Scrolls of Alleble and has a passion for fu
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 8th 2007 by Thomas Nelson (first published March 15th 2006)
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Aug 14, 2008 Kait rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Nicole
I liked the Door Within, but this book just blew the first one out of the water. I can't believe how good it was. I almost immediately got up, went to my bookshelf and grabbed the third one. The only reason I didn't, is because I have to do a blog tour book next.

If you haven't seen this trilogy in real life, I recommend looking for it at your local bookstore. Tommy Nelson (publisher) did a marvelous job with this book. There is colour like I have never seen in a book before. The graphics, fonts
Mar 27, 2008 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-books
It was amazing!!! The second book to the Door Within is a wonderful 'sequel'! I loved it!
Dec 12, 2010 Chris rated it it was amazing
In the continuation of The Door Within trilogy, author Wayne Thomas Batson weaves another masterful story about the mirror realm.
This time it is Aidan's new friend Antoinette Reed who is called into the Realm shortly after Aidan meets her. After entering the Door Within, Antoinette is called to be the twelfth knight in a mission to Yewland. What follows is a harrowing journey through the mysterious Blackwood in which they find the hiding place of the Seven Sleepers. However, they finally make i
Alex Beard
Dec 15, 2014 Alex Beard rated it it was amazing
I read the wyrm lord for my SSR 2nd quarter project. It is a sequel to the first book and it is about Aidan Thomas a teen boy. He is back on Earth after his adventure in Alleble. When Aiden left the Realm, he saw a horrifying sight, his best friend Robby going on Paragor's side. Since Aiden can't go back he wants to find his friend and tell him the truth about King Eliam. Instead they're separated. He then he try's to get a hold of Robby so he can turn him to allegiance with the King. He meets a ...more
Sep 04, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
Rise of the Wyrm Lord was immediately more interesting than its predessesor. It snagged my interest and carried me to the end, though it struggled with the same problems The Door Within did.

The allegory was much more satisfying and well-hidden than The Door Within's, but the similarities to Middle-Earth have grown. Yewland is very much like Tolkien's Lothlorien, and though its inhabitants were never called "elves" they most certainly were. Just a well-educated guess, but the author's "Blue Mount
Apr 22, 2012 Adam rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone 9 and up
Recommended to Adam by: School Librarian
(Sorta Spoiler alert for those who have not read book 1)

On earth, Aiden Thomas is having trouble getting back into his normal routine. He keeps having scary nightmares about the Betrayer, Paragor. His mom thinks he is crazy, how he talks about his adventures in the Realm. But when he discovers that he is not the only one who believes in the one true King, things get much more exciting!!

Antionette Reed is living a normal life; sports, school, except for one thing. She and her family follow King E
Dec 31, 2009 Bob rated it it was amazing
The Door Within (The Door Within Trilogy #1) The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
this book is a great book, I'm a reader who likes fantsy and alot of mystery, and if your a reader like me this book is perfect for you.

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Corene Wilson
May 24, 2016 Corene Wilson rated it it was amazing
Most series that change main characters between books, I do not like because you get attached to the character. This is an exception. It is so well done, the author gradually switches main characters but you have a feeling the other characters will come back. This is like a mix between Harry Potter/ Percy Jackson but in a Christian allegory. Anybody who loved HP and Percy Jackson but wants a Christian author and book: this is the series.
Sep 25, 2015 Joshua rated it liked it
This definitely wasn't the best in the series, The Final Storm was by far, then the first, but thats just my opinion off a bias towards the second book. Ti just never seems to be the best. No matter what series. But this still was a fabulous book, and I would definitely read it again. In fact, I would go grab any of the books from this series right now if I had the time.
Katie W
Another amazing adventure! I was reminded how important it is that we share the good news of Christ with people! And I also was reminded that our faith can help us overcome fear : )
Feb 23, 2008 Julia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: You
Oo! This book gave me a lot of chills when I read it, but I loved it all the same. It is wonderful, though kind of sad. Does he have to keep killing people like that? Great sequel!
Sep 29, 2016 Jayly rated it it was amazing
Better, darker, and, scarier than the first book. I couldn't put it down!
Jan 28, 2015 Olivia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-have
This is the second book in a trilogy written for young adults about an alternate reality/parallel dimension that mirrors our own in that we have 'twins' who exist in this other world. It is a fun book; it is still heavy with Christian allegories [but not necessarily as heavy as the first book]. It moved at a good pace. Instead of the hero from "our reality" it involves a new hero who befriends Aidan before coming to Alleble to assist in a new threat that assails "the Realm" of King Eliam. The ch ...more
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Dec 21, 2009 TaeKwonDogirl rated it it was amazing
The Rise of the Wyrm Lord,by Wayne Thomas Batson, is the story of a girl named Antoinette who ventures into a new world of Glimpses, strange creatures, and a mission commissioned by King Eliam himself. Aidan Thomas, who we met in the first book of the Door Within Trilogy, meets Antoinette and discovers that she also believes in the Realm. Aidan tells Antoinette of many of his adventures and a special mission he has in mind for her when they discover she is chosen to go to Aleeble herself.

Jan 12, 2013 Jerome rated it liked it
The plot and execution are more comical and seem more forced and cliche than the first book, but, other than that, this wasn't bad.

Mr. Batson takes another big risk in this sequel to The Door Within because he comes dangerously close to repeating the plot of the first novel, just with a girl hero instead of a boy. Fortunately, he avoids the error. Antoinette Reed is in many ways following in the footsteps of Aidan Thomas but precisely because her path to belief and her personality is so differen
Makay E
Feb 20, 2017 Makay E rated it really liked it
Ends in a stinking cliffhanger
Nov 06, 2009 Whisper rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book is great. Enough battles and peril to satisfy the adventure-lover, enough secrets to satisfy the mystery-lover, and enough coolness to satisfy the... well, cool-lover!

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
Jun 30, 2008 Wayne rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Hi, Wyrm Lord 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:

"A great e
J. Tobias
Jun 07, 2010 J. Tobias rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone!
When Aiden left the Realm, he saw a horrifying sight; His best friend Robby's Glimpse--on Paragor's side.

Since Aiden cannot go back to the Realm, he is desperate to find his friend and tell him the truth about King Eliam and the Realm, but they're seperated by more than a thousand miles.

Meanwhile, Aiden meets Antoinette Lynn Reed, a bright and headstrong young lady who believes in the Scrolls of Alleble. Aidan discovers that Antoinette has been called to enter The Realm, so he asks for her help
Though the second book of a trilogy, it feels much more like a sequel, using the old formula or having another character revisit the experiences of the hero of the original. Here, this other character is Aidan's friend and possible love interest Antoinette. Back in the real world, Aidan attempts to save his friend Robby while Antoinette searches for Robby's Glimpse twin, a servant of the evil Paragor, to convert him as well.

In The Realm, there are three categories of people: those who follow Kin
Oct 10, 2008 Brittanie rated it really liked it
Uniting familiar characters with delightful new ones, “The Rise of the Wyrm Lord” chronicles the further adventures of Aidan Thomas as he readjusts to life in our world, the Mirror Realm, as well as detailing the journeys of headstrong Antoinette Reed. When the teenagers meet at school, they quickly discover a mutual love for King Eliam and his ways. Convinced that Antoinette is being called to the Realm, Aidan secures her promise to search for Robby’s Glimpse and persuade him to join them while ...more
May 21, 2012 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone; fantasy lovers; dragon aficionados
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Mar 25, 2014 Shantelle rated it really liked it
More adventures await in Alleble; but this time, for a girl named Antoinette. She and Aiden become friends at school, and Aiden helps her see that King Eliam is calling her to the Glimpse realm. Since Aiden can't go back, he's hoping Antoinette will get a chance to speak to Robby's red-eyed Glimpse. But evil forces are hard at work... an ancient evil is rising. Who can withstand it?

The Rise of the Wyrm Lord started fresh and exciting where The Door Within left off. I was immensely pleased to mee
Mar 17, 2013 Rae rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008
First Reactions: This is a the second of the Door Within Trilogy and after buying it the Monday, I couldn't wait to read it! The story is about how God (King Eliam) always calls us to do missions for him whether we want to, whether we have to or whether it is time. We are not always ready to cope with the danger involved, but he guarantees that we will always be with him and that we can rely on him through anything.

Antoinette has been called by King Eliam, for what purpose, it is still unclear,
Noah Arsenault
Jan 07, 2010 Noah Arsenault rated it it was amazing
Rise of the Wyrm Lord, by Wayne Thomas Batson, is an allegorical Christian fantasy fiction with many moral themes. Aidan Thomas, a mid-teen boy, is back on Earth after his adventure in the Land of Alleble. He sets out in search of his old friend Robby, in order to turn him to allegiance with the true King. He meets a new friend at school, Antoinette, who he finds to be Gwenne’s twin on Earth. They talk about his adventures, and Antoinette wishes to go to Alleble herself. She gets the chance when ...more
Jan 20, 2010 Eli rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of a wondrous, thrilling, and page-turning series by Wayne Thomas Batson. In this, Antoinette Reed, a friend of Aidan Thomas, is called to Alleble by king Eliam the Everlasting. Once she arrives, she discovers that she must pass three tests to become a swordmaiden of the realm. She passes all three, and is dubbed Swordmaiden of Alleble. She also receives Gwenne’s old sword, Daughter of Light. Finally, Antoinette and a party of eleven others depart to Yewland, because mess ...more
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Oct 01, 2014 Kailey (BooksforMKs) rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
A great sequel to the first book! Plenty of action and mysterious legend, and a whole new plot.
There are a lot more dragons in this book, and they play a bigger role in the story, which I loved.

I was glad to revisit old scenes and characters, but I also loved the new characters, especially Antoinette. I loved her independence and courage. I was especially impressed with her unfailing hope. Even when she makes mistakes, she hopes that it will get better, she believes that things will work out. S
Kara Swanson
Oct 03, 2015 Kara Swanson rated it it was amazing
Rarely, does one read a sequel that holds a candle to the first book. It's common occurrence that sequels tend to lack the vigor and artistry of the first book, dragging on a bit and being more of a conduit to the last novel.

Not so with this one.

I have read the Door Within Series several times, the first being when I was a young girl, and every time I get to this story, I find myself loving it more. Without giving away too much, I want to mention how fun it was to read a story from Antoinette's
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