The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher
I love the idea of Steampunk and I haven't read enough books in this genre, but now I'm going to start. I really like the premise of The Doorknob Society and how we are taken into another dimension with magical elements and objects. MJ Fletcher has used everyday objects to transform reality for those who are members of the Doorknob Society (with other "organizations" within this realm).
Chloe is a feisty heroine who is thrust into a life she knew nothing about. Her "magician" father is less than forthcoming about their past, his abilities, and those abilities she has just discovered she possessed. There is danger afoot and the fast-paced story does well to share the heightened energy and urgency to protect Chloe, discover why her father has disappeared, as well as discover information about her past.
The supporting characters become part of Chloe's circle. I love how the young adults were featured in this book and how they are all part of the "Old Kind" of magic. The Doorknob Society includes the The Skeleton Key Guild, the Mapmakers Union, the Impossible Engineers, and the Honorable and Venerable Order of Detective Inspector, and the characters of the book are part of the different groups. This enhances the story and gives the reader a great perspective of the Old Kind.
MJ Fletcher has excellent creativity with world building and creating an interesting magical story that draws in the reader.
Chloe Masters’ world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob.
When she was young Chloe’s mother
vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself
traveling with her fathers magic act, where illusions were part of her
everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a
mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob
activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust
into a world of ancient societies and secrets.
When her father disappears it is a race
against time to find answers before she loses whats left of her family.
Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her
or the one she can’t stop thinking about.
Book one of the Doorknob Society Saga.
MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. He’s also been published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society was his first book series and still among his favorites. His other works include The Grimm Chronicles series and numerous novellas and short stories. He lives near the beach with his wife, daughter, and an insane dog.
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