From New York Times bestselling author Jamie Thornton, enter the dark and mysterious worlds of the Doormakers. For fans of Sarah J Maas, Jeff Wheeler, and Rachel E. Carter.
TWO HOURS. ONE INTERSTELLAR DRUG DEAL.
One family rule has shaped Esson’s life: never open a door. Esson comes from a family of doormakers—people who unleash otherworldly violence when they open something even as simple as a refrigerator door.
Esson’s family lied to him.
Esson didn’t die when he opened a door.
But if Esson doesn’t track down some magical drugs within the next two hours, the drug dealer he got involved with might just kill him anyway.
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This prequel is a very fast-paced short story, that begins with the 13 year-old hero running as fast as he can, to beat a two-hour ultimatum that will mean the security for his family. If he fails – well, the drug dealer, Dustin, “had a reputation. A violent, cruel reputation, especially for those who failed him”. First, Esson neds to pee, then he needs to ditch Dustin’s son Barth, so that he can get the drug without exposing his – and his family’s – secret knack with doors to ‘other’ places. First thing is relatively easy – but Barth will NOT go. Esson is the type of boy, who will “act first and think later and it wasn’t going to end well”. Soon, Barth is not the only problematic observer that Esson has. The thoughtless actions multiply, and a happy ending looks increasingly less likely, but the pace does not let up for a moment. Esson has grown up with a family ban on ‘opening doors’, but apart from being repeatedly warned that opening doors leads to death and destruction, he neither understands why, nor understands who he and his family really are. He doesn’t want to hurt anyone, but time is ticking on …. Finally, opening another door is the only option available, a door to ….? The ending is abrupt, and leaves you with many more questions than answers. Is the sanction on all doors (would make normal life impossible) or just ‘doors’ to ‘other’ places. Where or what is ‘other’? Did we start on Earth? Where is Esson now? Can he ever get home? What will happen to his family? I am straight on to the next book to try and find out. This is a great read that bodes well for the rest of the Doormaker series. I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review