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The Door Keeper Blog Tour: Review of The Door Keeper by Steen Jones

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Today I am pleased to announce that I am taking part in The Door Keeper blog Tour.  I will be posting my review for this book and be holding an interview with the author on Sunday 19th!  The Door Keeper is fantasy book and the first in a trilogy and will be released on February 20th!  There are two giveaways happening so stay tuned and keep scrolling down past the review, but first let’s take a look at the book cover followed by my review.

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I was kindly sent a free digital ARC copy of this book for the review.

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Eden’s life with her daughter Gabby is a normal and quite happy one. But with dreams of her mother’s death plaguing her, she can’t ignore the truth anymore and goes in search of answers to who her birth mother was. Her quest leads her to find a key, one that will open up more than just the past, it will open the door to other worlds.

The Door Keeper is the first in a fantasy trilogy and is great read. The story is very original and told in the first person by Eden. It starts off a bit slow as we learn about who Eden is and how her life is but there’s soon an indication of the interesting things to come with a mention of a certain door visible during a drive.

The story is well written and although the fantasy aspect takes a bit of time to appear, it’s a good start and gets far more exciting when Eden finally visits a different world. I won’t go into detail but there is more than one different world visited in this book and they are all so unique and so well imagined and described I could feel myself there! Although the focus of this book is on Eden and her journey I love all the individual characters introduced. Eden’s relationship with her daughter Gabby is extra special, though, and fun to read and it’s a theme in the story which just makes it such a great book.

As I said the book felt a bit slow to start, perhaps a little over descriptive in some places and chapter titles which sometimes gave away what was going to happen, but the book gets very exciting in the second half and continues on to a lovely and very satisfying ending. Although there is an epilogue which whets the appetite for the next book in the trilogy, I love the fact that this book is a great stand alone novel and you feel a real satisfaction with the ending.

There isn’t anything offensive in this book and teens who love to read fantasy might like this as well as adults. Although the book had a slow start for me, I always prefer books with a lot of action happening, it does get far better the more you read on. I am looking forward to the second book!

Rating: 4/5

Review published on Goodreads, click here

Book Blurb:

Adventure. Love. Destiny.

Single mom Eden Saunders has learned that tragedy is simply a part of life. Her mother died during childbirth, and her husband was killed just three years after they married. On a journey to discover where she comes from, Eden inherits the key to unlocking new worlds from her deceased mother—including the world that should have been her home. The only thing stopping her from exploring them is the fear of leaving her daughter behind. Caught up in the circle of legacy, Eden discovers the mother-daughter bond that even death cannot break.

In discovering where she truly came from, Eden inherits a key from her deceased mother that opens doors to different worlds beyond her imagination, including the world that should have been her home. The only thing stopping her from exploring them is the fear of leaving her own daughter behind. T he Door Keeper explores the circle of mother/daughter legacies, and the bond that unites them; a bond that even death can not break.

About Steen Jones:

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WEBSITE/FACEBOOK/TWITTER/INSTAGRAM

Steen was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia. While she has only recently discovered her passion for writing, she has always been an artist and a storyteller. A couple of years ago, a story idea gripped her and wouldn’t let go until she wrote it all down. The Door Keeper is her debut novel and she can’t wait to pursue all of the other stories that have built up in her over the last three and a half decades.

When she isn’t writing, reading, painting, or baking, Steen enjoys spending time Netflixing with her husband and playing in the pool with her two children at their North Georgia home. To read more about Steen, you can visit her on her website.

Buy the Book! Release date: 20th February (Paperback available on release date)
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There are two giveaways in celebration of the release of,  The Door Keeper by Steen Jones. One hosted by Royal James Publishing and one by the author Steen Jones.

The first giveaway, hosted by Royal James Publishing, will run from now until the release of the novel.

Click here  or visit Royal James Publishing’s Facebook page to enter to win a signed copy of, The Door Keeper by Steen Jones and a $20 Amazon gift card.

The second giveaway will start on the release date, more details about this giveaway to be released soon.


Thank you to Royal James Publishing and Steen Jones for the chance to be a part of the Blog Tour.  I hope everyone enjoyed this post and look out for an interview with the author Steen Jones on the 19th!

 

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