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The Rise of the Wyrm Lord

(The Door Within #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  4,613 ratings  ·  189 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 Publishers (first published March 15th 2006)
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Gabriellyn I think this book would be appropriate for a mature 12 year old. There is a quite a bit of violence-beheading, people burned, eaten by creatures etc.…moreI think this book would be appropriate for a mature 12 year old. There is a quite a bit of violence-beheading, people burned, eaten by creatures etc. So if I were a parent I would look through before giving it to my kid. But if you are the 'kid' in question I would really say it's about the amount of violence you are comfortable with. The book's really good though! ;) (less)

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Aug 14, 2008 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 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!
Caroline Rutledge
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OH! I love the new characters! Boy this book kept me on my toes the whole time! Right after I finished this one, I went strait to the next book to see what happened next.
Jun 30, 2008 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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Dec 12, 2010 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 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 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 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 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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Sep 25, 2015 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 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 rated it it was amazing
Better, darker, and, scarier than the first book. I couldn't put it down!
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Door Within series follows Aiden , an adolescent boy, who goes into The Realm where there are mirror versions of people called glimpses. There is a glimpse for every human, but few know of The Realm's existence. The second book in the series, The Rise of The Wyrm lord, is about Aiden's new friend Antoinette who also knows about the realm. Antoinette goes into The Realm to help out with the ongoing war there. Even though she makes an attempt to help her actions may not lead to a useful outcom ...more
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Up until the final chapters, I was going to rate this a 3.5/5. But the final chapters were really good and fast-paced and made me instantly jump into the third and final book. The main issue I have with these books are that they're extremely slow. Not that these books are long by any means, but I feel like the same story could've been told with way less words, and that's not something I'm very fond of in books. I'm not a fan of highly verbose, unnecessary chapters where not much happens in the g ...more
Elizabeth J.
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pros: This is the second book in 'The Door Within' trilogy. It introduces Antoinette, a new main character. Antoinette is confident and skilled. However, she has a lot to learn about obedience and trust.

The first book in this series had sad moments, but was mostly filled with joyous and funny moments. 'The Rise of the Wyrm Lord' is more mature and serious.
It showed the importance of doing the right thing. It also showed that trying to do the right thing, but in the wrong way, has consequences.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This trilogy really left a good impression on my middle school self. I fell in love with the characters and the story right from the start, and the biblical parallels only increased my love for this series. Rereading these books several years later was difficult because I have come to like different styles of writing. However, the story was just as good as I remembered and I would not hesitate to recommend these books to my fellow bookworms.
The books offer wholesome storylines,free from all matu
An OK read. I don't know why my son decided to start with book two instead of one but here we are. I enjoyed Antoinette's character and the way she struggled with the choices she had to make. I kind of wish it would have gone back to the present day a little bit more so we could maybe see how the choices in the Glimpse Realm were changing the present day. So far I enjoyed the pirate duology a bit more than this one.
Gene Coatney
I liked this book a bit more than the first, while his writing style still was not enjoyable to me, the story was much better and kept me wanting to listen. The book ends on a cliffhanger so I am actually looking forward to reading book 3.
Kaleb Parry
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it really good trilogy
Corie Jakes
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The second story in the door within trilogy rises to a climax and ends with a cliff hanger at the end. Another enjoyable tale and story of how King Eliam (God) can use even our mistakes.
Chris Braudis
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome story

Awesome story, I just want more background chapters like Farixs story at the end. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Ferson (Jefferson)
Great book!! I loved this book! It was simply fantastic, brilliant!
It has a great story!
Highly recommended!!
Cam Anderson
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a bit slower than its predecessor, but still worth the read.
Lucy Khan
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. Second time reading it.
Hetiare Tahauri-Atuaia
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Rise of The Wyrm Lord By Wayne Thomas Batson is a fantastic book! I really loved this book! Not only was it exciting, it really gave a lot of action to me. Plus, it felt like I was a character in the book as well. My favorite character from the book would have to be the main character Antoinette! She is so courageous,brave, and somewhat really exciting to learn about! I never really knew how much of a good character she is until I finished the whole thing! Reading about her and how daring An ...more
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
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it
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Dec 21, 2009 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.

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