Travel back to the enchanting and treacherous land of Limn, where Lottie Fiske has escaped the murderous Southerly king for a while—but other perils are hard on her heels. War is coming to the beautiful world of magic that Lottie has come to love. Events are pushing her to the North, where many answers—about her parents, about her abilities, about this world and others—await. But the road to the north is full of dangers, and so are the answers.
Likened to the works of E. Nesbit, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and C. S. Lewis, K. E. Ormsbee's vividly imagined world will appeal to readers who have been down the rabbit hole or through the wardrobe, and to anyone who has ever been braver than they thought they were.
About the Author
K.E. Ormsbee lives in Lexington, Kentucky. She grew up with a secret garden in her backyard and a spaceship in her basement. This is her second book in the Water and the Wild series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars. The Doorway and the Deep is the second installment in The Water and the Wild series by K.E. Ormsbee. It's a fantastic sequel to The Water and the Wild and even ends on a cliff-hanger to leave you wanting for more! I really enjoyed it! As we return to the land of Limn, we find that Lottie, Eliot, Adelaide, Oliver, their father, and Fife residing in the land of the will-o-wisps. The land of the will-o-wisps is such a fabulous, imaginative place! It's one of my favorite locales in Limn. I want to sleep in the trees and explore the area and its beauty right along with the children! Similarly, I'd love to visit the Northerly Court area and explore the caves and passageways. The characters in these books are just wonderful. They're complex and well-rounded and yet, there's a simplicity to them that is also refreshing. Maybe it's that Ms. Ormsbee did so well in conveying the children's point of view. I don't know. It simply feels very authentic. The adventures that we find in this book's journeys kept me on the edge of my seat a lot of the time! In fact, I finished this book in just one night because I was riveted to the story and just didn't want to put it down. It was MUCH better than the first installment of the series and seemed shorter (even though it wasn't really) because it never seemed to bog down or get tedious. This book ends on quite the cliff-hanger, so I'm really excited for the third book to be published. Unfortunately, the author's website does not indicate when that will be. I hope it's not too far away! ** I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions and conclusions expressed are my own. **