Aidan is back from The Realm and longing for a friend that he can relate to. At school he meets Antoinette, who also believes in the one true King Eliam who rules the Realm. Things look good until Aidan's best friend, Robby, joins the enemy's side and King Eliam calls Antoinette for a mission.
When Antoinette arrives, she finds the Realm on the brink of destruction. The enemy, Paragor, seeks revenge against the King. Paragor unleashes the Wyrm Lord, a sleeping beast, to overtake the entire Kingdome of King Eliam. He'll stop at nothing, no matter how evil, to become king himself.
The reader travels parallel universes. On Earth, Aidan tries to convince Robby to join the King. In the Realm, Antoinette strives to complete the mission that the king has sent her on. Every decision affects the outcome of history.
The Rise of the Wyrm Lord is the second book in the Door Within Trilogy. Boasting 343 pages and 47 chapters, this action-packed book is complex and suspenseful. To understand it completely, it should be read as a sequel.
The author, Wayne Thomas Batson, teaches English and reading in Maryland. His writing is clear and imaginative. I equally enjoyed his previous project, The Door Within.
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 full-contact Kendo.
When Aidan discovers that Antoinette has been called to enter The Realm, he solicits her help to find Robby's Glimpse before it is too late.
When she arrives in Alleble, however, Antoinette finds the kingdom is in turmoil. Alleble's allies are inexplicably beginning to turn away, renouncing former ties with King Eliam. And there are rumors that the dark Prince of Paragory is seeking an ancient evil to crush Alleble once and for all.
Can Antoinette and a team of Alleble's finest knights learn the secret of Paragory's growing power? And will they be able to stop the rise of the Wyrm Lord?