Nov 01, 2020darladoodles rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Finding a portal into another world is the dream of every kid. For Morgan and Eli, a well-drawn sketch of the Barren Lands transports the two into a parallel world in need of their help. The Barren Lands are in perpetual winter and its walking, talking animals are running out of food. Morgan and Eli stay to help find the Green Time and return the birds who were taken by the last human visitor. The promise of a Narnia-level allegory just did not come through in my opinion. This is most certainly a promising start to a new series. I would love to have Eli's story developed further and perhaps we will see that in Book 2. We also need to find out why Morgan was taken from her mother at the age of 3.