The Door of the Thousand Keys


Kristin Groulx


(Canada) ISBN 978-0981131542




The mis-adventures of Alyson Bell
(Book 4)


YA Paranormal Romance Novel


The Tenth Muse Books Publishing

Release Date

October 2010

Media Type

Hardback and Paperback

Preceded By

Book three: The Oracle of the Missing Dryad (book)

Succeeded By

Book five: The Crystal Goddess and the Wish Keeper (book)

DOTK 300

front cover of book four

Book four, released on 10/10/2010 ... it is a bridge book, capping up the ending to book three and merging it with the eclipse, passing through it into book five. Eclipses bring unseen shadows we are forced to confront and incorporate.

When we feel that all hope is lost, we see our shadow self and have a choice to surrender to our inner-most demons or to fight. Alyson meets her own shadow and wrestles for possession of her soul. Will she lose someone special in the process… herself? Alyson continues from when we left off in our last adventure, ready to face many new tasks and trials set about by the Elders. Will she finally uncover who she really is?

Like diamonds, they shimmer within the eyes, windows to the soul. The eyes are said to reveal a person’s truest nature. Other times they open a portal to a darker world, those with hollow eyes and very little soul – as they are seeking yours to steal to replace the lack of their own. It began with Hremm Nevar. There is only one soul other than Alyson’s that can battle these thieves, and it must combine with Alyson – her twin flame. But first, she must find him. The heart is her only clue. She must open another door, …The Door of The Thousand Keys.

Join Alyson Bell in The Door of the Thousand Keys, the fourth in the mis-adventures of Alyson Bell series. This book is considered a "bridge" between book three and book five. It is told from the perspective of teenager Alyson Bell. This young adult paranormal romance novel is approximately 65,000 words. Readers who enjoy authors V.C. Andrews, Carrie Ryan, Kelley Armstrong, Lauren Kate, Maria V. Snyder, Holly Black and older readers of J.K. Rowling will certainly take interest in this hauntingly, adventurous novel.

It is targeted for girls aged 15-18, but appropriate for anyone 15+, , as this novel delves into some deeper teen issues and is not appropriate for a younger audience. This is the darkest book in the series and contains many frightening scenes for younger children under age 13.

The book is not stand alone and is part of a series beginning with The Ghost of Colby Drive, The Curse of the Moonless Knight and The Oracle of the Missing Dryad. It is recommended these previous books be a part of your collection prior to enjoying book four.

Release date: 10/10/10

Author's Notes

Q: "Why is the cover white?"

A: It is a play on the theme of the book which is about light and shadows. It happens around the time of Imbolc (also known as Candlemas, and very commonly coincides with Groundhog Day and "seeing ones shadow"). The theme of the book is Alyson discovering her shadow self and not fighting against her, but not letting herself be led by her shadow either. It is also the theme of an eclipse, and the closure to the ending of book three: The Oracle of the Missing Dryad.

Description of Cover Art

The cover contains two birds in silhouette (shadow) and a third bird hidden in the stained glass who is "speaking" to them. The third bird is representative of Quetzal or Thoth, and that hidden knowledge is guided to us if we only listen to what is being said. The two in the shadows represent Alyson and Ethan, when they are hidden during time travel, and also as the two characters are in shadow until they are brought to light (life).

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