The Door to the Lost
Rook and Drift have banded together over the years to survive as exiles, running from the Constables and taking odd jobs to help people flee the city of Regara using their unique abilities. Drift can cast up wind, while Rook can make doors to anywhere in the world. During a job, a door goes awry and opens into a mysterious forest that sends out a rather large fox. After Rook and Drift barely escape from Constables, and when they agree to give the fox a safe place to stay, they receive a shocking surprise. Taking one last job to get out of the city, they fall into a trap and are taken to the Wastelands to fight against wild magic and save Regara. Rook has always dreamed of finding a door to guide her home, so when she’s offered a chance at going home, she’s willing to face the Wastelands and risk everything to save the city.
The world is gritty and dangerous, with Rook and Drift constantly having to run and scrape to survive, relying on each other for courage and safety. The dangers are vast, ranging from the Constables chasing them at every turn to the hatred for exiles to the Frenzied people ravished and twisted by magic. The Wastelands make for an unpredictable setting where vines attack, giant spiders lie in wait, and magic has twisted everything. The very nature they travel through is trying to kill them as they struggle to discover who to trust. The relationship between the kids is sweet and endearing. They bring so much strength out of each other–not just their survival but their courage and compassion is made stronger through their friendship. They’re the heroes you want to see make a positive impact in a world filled with danger, distrust, and fear. The Door to the Lost is an action-packed adventure with magic and danger, friendship and family, a coming-of-age story exploring facing the past and changing the future.
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|Page Count||304 pages|
|Publisher||Delacorte Books for Young Readers|
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