Saturday, 28 November 2015

SCI-FI MONTH - Review - The Quantum Door by Jonathan Ballagh


Title: The Quantum Door

Author: Jonathan Ballagh

Publisher: Jonathan Ballagh

Release Date: 31st August 2015

Source: Author

Discover what lies beyond the Quantum Door.
The mysterious woods behind Brady and Felix's house have been deserted for years. But things change when a fence goes up and the brothers notice strange things happening at night. From the moment they dare cross the fence, the brothers enter a world of dark technological secrets that will rock the foundation of everything they know to be true. And once they enter, there's no turning back. Some places are better left alone...
So I was excited to read this, it had me intrigued first of all by the fence.  OK so that may sound a little strange but a barrier of any kind is a great thing in my eyes, is it keeping something in or is it keeping someone out?

The Quantum Door is the story of two young brothers, Brady and Felix who live in the country with their mother.  

Their house is remote but it borders another property and when the owners change hands a fence appears, Brady and Felix are still in their early teens so of course a fence doesn't mean keep out, it means come on in.

Exploring the other side they see strange lights and then after a drone they set to explore goes down, well they fear that something bad is out there, something is out there and it is watching them.

Thankfully that something is friendly and is actually two somethings, the boys encounter a strange door and through that door appears Nova, a young girl and her incredible robotic dog Achilles.

Nova is trying to stay safe and hidden from what lies on the other side of that door but there is something she needs that means she has to make frequent visits through the door.  But when she finds herself in trouble, Achilles seeks out the boys and together they start an incredible adventure as they step through the door in to an amazing world with some very strange inhabitants.

Can the boys save Nova before it is too late and will the strange new world let them go home?

The Quantum Door I would say is aimed at the YA/Middle Grade age range, I am a little past that range and I found this to be a really enjoyable story.  

It was actually a bit spooky to begin with as the boys explore the forest, I kept expecting monsters to jump out and eat them.  The building of the worlds is really good too, our own Earth seems a bit further in the future with self driving cars but the world through the door is really well imagined and is a joy to read about, perfect for those younger readers.

This was an enjoyable read and I could quite happily read more from this world.

Thank you to the author for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.



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2 comments

  1. Great review. I loved this book and Jonathan Ballagh is an author to keep an eye on. Great things are coming from him.

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  2. Did you happen to catch the hidden message in the book?

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