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4.0 out of 5 starsCatchy Opening with Curious Characters
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
The opening chapter really draws the reader in and the pacing of the action keeps you reading. I liked both Henry and Alana - and even found Karl a somewhat sympathetic character at first. The friends and cohorts they meet along the way are well-developed, unique personalities, each with their own quirks and memorable characteristics. A lot of the banter seemed a little too lighthearted and geared toward teenagers, which prevented me from ever feeling that the characters were in any real danger. Although the lack of suspense seemed like a missed opportunity, this is not my normal genre, so I can't criticize. All in all, I enjoyed the book and am definitely curious to see what happens next! If you like wizardry and other worldly adventures that are fast-paced, light reads, I think you will really enjoy this book! The premise is very attention-grabbing!
“The Key to the Demon’s Gate” was a great read for a few reasons: first, it presented wonderful character development in all three main characters: Henry, Alana, and Karl. The three friends are transported to a different world and have to undergo major changes - two of them maturing and becoming true heroes, and one of them - taking a darker path. Another reason why I enjoyed this fantasy novel so thoroughly was the original, imaginative world in which the author’s brilliant imagination transported me. I felt like I was there in the middle of the action with our heroes, hoping for the best when the fate of the whole world depended on mere teenagers. The supporting characters were just as unforgettable and interesting as our heroes, and the ending definitely left me craving more. Highly recommended to all fans of the genre!
Imagine if you were traded for a demon, transported to another world, and forced to stop the demon from taking over the Earth. Yep, Henry and his friends are not in Seattle anymore. In the world from an earlier time in which Henry finds himself, he’s given some magic powers as a new wizard and he even gets a guardian to aid him. Great pace and good dialogue as the story progresses. There is also a good bit of humor and funny interactions, making this fun and light-hearted enough for kids. An intriguing plot with plenty of variety, I’d recommend this book to anyone.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat stuff! Keep up the good work!
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
Three friends are forced into another world where anything is possible. They discover that loyalty to one another and some new friends along the way is priceless as they journey through another dimension, another time.
I would recommend this novel to any fan of fantasy! Jam-packed with action, I'd suggest this to YA and Adult Fantasy readers, alike. I connected with the characters, was held by the story line, and satisfied to the brim with the descriptive passages about another world full of pirates, demons, magic, and everything you could ask for in a fantasy novel. The best novel in this genre I've read, to date.
4.0 out of 5 starsBucketloads of Magic and Adventure!
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2017
An easy read packed with lots of action. The Key to the Demon’s Gate is about three friends who are mysteriously brought into a strange fantasy world filled with pirates and adventure when they switch places with a demon named Eshteroth. On their quest to stop him from taking over the world, they must also overcome all that approaches them and learn about themselves in the process.
This book has a wonderful voice that makes it a great read for both YA and adults. The descriptions were fantastic throughout the book, even when the characters were suddenly transported from one world to another. If you’re a fan of YA magical realism then this is the book for you.
4.0 out of 5 starsSaving the World Has Never Been So Much Fun
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2018
The three teenagers who find themselves traded for a demon are in for an epic adventure. In the Key to the Demon’s Gate, Henry and his two best friends get separated when they are transported to an alternate world. Each have to discover their own talents, decide who they can trust, and also navigate in a world which only slightly reminds them of an ancient time from Earth. It becomes clear they are no longer in Seattle when their adventure begins. This story is a great adventure for a YA audience, complete with good clean fun, mysteries, and magic.
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2018
I had such a good time reading The Key to the Demon's Gate; it's full of adventure and very much geared towards a young teen reader. If you're looking for a good tween book for your kids this is a well written book that leaves you wanting to read about your favorite characters again. I thought the ending was full and made you reassess some of what you knew about the characters, which is always a bonus to keep a reader's attention.
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2018
When someone mentions magic, fantasy worlds and wizards, count me in! This is action packed fantasy tale about lessons of trust, courage and doing the right thing. The world building is detailed and character development is done very well. I truly enjoyed this story although it is meant for teenage audience. We adults need to keep our inner child alive and this book is a good way to do it. I will recommend this book to readers that enjoy the YA genre.
All Henry wanted to do was go to the cinema with his two best friends and celebrate his 17th birthday! But then this demon showed up and suddenly they find themselves in the middle of a sea, in a strange world, with pirates, slave dealers and other strange oddities. This was a birthday Henry was certainly not going to forget.
The Key to the Demon's Gate (The Cross-Road Travelers #1) by Daniel M. Quilter is one of those books where you are immediately drawn into the action. What starts as a normal day in Settle quick turns into an adventure of a lifetime.
The narrative is clear and concise. It is particularly suited to the younger audience. The descriptions are just enough to keep the young readers interest without going in to much detail. The story has a nice pace to it, which made it almost effortless to read. Something exciting happens in every chapter to keep the reader engaged.
I thought the three protagonists of this story were very well drawn, although I have to admit, Henry stood out from the crowd as one of those unforgettable characters. His transformation from a kind of goofy kid to someone with magic was an interesting tale on its own, but along side Karl and Alana, this tale is something very special.
This story is one of those simple, easy to read magical adventure that lets you escape for a few hours.
The ideal audience is middle grade but I truly enjoyed it. The author's style of writing is captivating and you are immediately drawn into the storytelling. The descriptions of the different settings and plethora of fascinating characters is excellent and I was hooked.
The names of the fantasy characters was imaginative and awesome. My favourite is Ibus Orfero.
Overall great coming of age story with lots of excitement that will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. Give it a read!
The author got the Mc Henry down to a tee! A typical teenager with typical teenager thoughts and behaviour. I enjoyed the charaters who acted their age and not like adults like most fantasy reads. They were refreshing and fun. Loved the writing style. The plot was brilliant. The overall story krept me turning the pages. This is a unique tale not like any fantasy/demon reads i have ever read before. An orginal storyline. If your looking for a new fantasy read then i reccomened this book! I look forward to reading more by this author!!
5.0 out of 5 starsA tightly-paced fantasy adventure
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 4, 2018
I found this to be a smooth and very well-written young adult fantasy. Teenagers drawn from our world into another realm of monsters and magic is a popular storyline, but this felt fresh and fun, with strong characters and interplay between the protagonists, and a good balance of action to keep your attention and descriptive text to paint a vivid picture at the same time.
5.0 out of 5 starsAfter getting this book and then reading the "description" I was a bit concerned that it would not be that good but I'm very glad I went ahead and read ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2017
What a very pleasant surprise!! After getting this book and then reading the "description" I was a bit concerned that it would not be that good but I'm very glad I went ahead and read it. An excellent read filled with adventure, magic, demons, pirates, etc. Really clicked with Henry the main character and enjoyed reading from the other characters perspectives. Excellent descriptions that got me hooked from page one till I very sadly came to the end. A true page Turner from a talented author that has created a unique and fun read. Recommend to young readers and fans of magic, adventure and anyone looking for a good, quick read. Looking forward to seeing more from this author :)