Title: The Doorway God
Series: Seasons Rising 02
Author: Tom Early
Genre: Fantasy, Teen Fiction
Length: Novel (284 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, Harmony Ink (November 14, 2017)
Heat Level: Low – Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: The Seasons are coming to Janus University, and Fay’s and Sam’s lives will never be the same.
Through last year’s deadly Trials, Fay and Sam gained admittance to the magical university, and the coming of autumn signals the start of the school year. But both of them have goals beyond their studies. For Fay, it’s finding a way to contain the ancient and evil spirit of Winter, which has no regard for human life. Fay has vowed to never let Winter kill again—but working with the school’s headmaster, Didas, is a risk. Didas cannot see past the potential power he can draw from Fay, and since Fay’s boyfriend and familiar, Tyler, is away at Tufts University, Fay might have to face his possession—and his dreams of four mysterious figures—on his own terms.
While trying to help Fay, Sam seeks information about her mother’s past in the magical world of Gaia, but will she like what she uncovers? To survive, Fay and Sam must make alliances, but it’s harder than ever to tell friend from enemy.
Review: The continuation of the seasons rising series has Fay and Sam at Janus University. Things become abundantly clear that all is not as it seems and there are those have secrets upon secrets. Headmaster Didas is one such person. I did not trust him from the start and this book was the same feeling for me.
The secrets that come out in this sequel are jaw dropping to say the least. Fay does all he can to help when needed while learning how to use his own power not Winter’s. The end result is a young man whose purpose is to protect those he cares about.
The battle scenes at the end were fierce and strong. I loved that the other seasons were trying to help Fay, though Summer was opposed at first. A lot happens in this story. But I appreciated every word and explanation.