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Young Adult Fiction Arthurian

Door into Faerie

by (author) Edward Willett

Shadowpaw Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2022
Arthurian, General, Contemporary
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
7 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2022
    List Price

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Ariane, Wally, Flish, and Rex Major are on a collision course. Excalibur is about to be reforged. But who'll get to the final piece first-and what will happen then?

When Wally uncovers the surprising location of the final piece of Excalibur, far closer to hand than they'd ever guessed, it seems all Ariane and Wally have to do is claim it.

But when the pieces of the sword are at last reunited, and the long-closed door into Faerie swings open wide, who-and what-emerges from it may destroy everything and everyone Wally and Ariane have fought so hard to save-and allow Rex Major to snatch victory from the very jaws of defeat.

Fighting side by side, Ariane and Wally must draw on all their strength, courage, magic, and love to save the world...and there's no guarantee it will be enough.

Door into Faerie is an exciting modern-day young-adult fantasy by award-winning author Edward Willett, perfect for anyone who thrills to stories of modern-day magic and tales of King Arthur.

From Scottish castles to Saskatchewan settlements to the terrifying knights of Faerie, every moment of the final book of the Shards of Excalibur series is filled with adventure.

About the author

EDWARD WILLETT is the author of more than sixty books of science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction for readers of all ages. Marseguro (DAW Books) won the Aurora Award (honouring Canadian science fiction and fantasy) for Best Long-Form Work in English; his young adult fantasy Spirit Singer won a Saskatchewan Book Award. Several other of his books have been shortlisted for those and other awards.

Ed's most recent novel is the far-future humorous outer-space adventure The Tangled Stars (DAW Books). Other recent titles include Star Song, a finalist for both the Aurora Award and Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature, published by Shadowpaw Press; Blue Fire (written as E.C. Blake), also from Shadowpaw Press; and the Worldshapers series (Worldshaper, Master of the World, and The Moonlit World) from DAW. His nonfiction runs the gamut from science books to biographies to history. He hosts Aurora Award-winning podcast The Worldshapers podcast (, in which he talks to other science fiction and fantasy authors about their creative process, and has Kickstarted several Shapers of Worlds anthologies featuring guests of the podcast.

In addition to being a writer, Ed is a professional actor and singer who has performed in numerous plays, musicals, and operas, and sung in several auditioned choirs, including the Canadian Chamber Choir. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, with his wife, Margaret Anne Hodges, P. Eng., a past president of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. They have one daughter, Alice, and a black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw. You can find Ed online at

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  • Short-listed, Best Young Adult Novel, Aurora Award

Editorial Reviews

"...I read it without reading its predecessors, and also, admittedly, with a bit of a bias against the fantasy genre...Well surprise, surprise: I loved this YA fantasy. Willett wields his well-honed writing chops from page one, and my interest was maintained until the final word...I can't imagine teens not enjoying this entertaining story, perhaps especially if they've read the books that've preceded it. This adult enjoyed it, too... magic and all." - Shelley A. Leedahl, SaskBooks Reviews

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