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Mark "Dodger" Bishop lives an unfavorable life; no friends to turn to, bullies that torment him, and parents who treat him like garbage. He wants to change his life and stick up for himself, but he feels it to be easier said than done. One night, Dodger stumbles through a doorway in his closet that leads to a world inhabited by characters from various fairy tales and folklore. Dodger teams up with the knight Sir Humpty Dumpty and the alchemist Rumpelstiltskin to complete a series of adventures. Along the way, the trio encounters a seductive witch, a mad puppeteer, and ferocious bounty hunters. As Dodger completes his quests, he not only conquers various enemies, but also begins to conquer his fears.
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"The appearance of familiar fairy tale personalities as the characters that populate Storyworld is a charming notion, and half the fun of reading the novel is eagerly guessing which fable will crop up next. The narrative is largely fast-paced, and the discovery of the next familiar folktale or harrowing adventure is never far away." - Self-PublishingReview, three and a half stars
"It's a good book that uses familiar tropes and characters, but reinvents them to explore new territory. This isn't just an example of good writing, it's bloody rare!" - A Place to Hang Your Cape
"Within Dodger's Doorway are battles, betrayals, a host of unlikely comrades, and an unforgettable coming of age story. It's most highly recommended."
- Readers' Favorite, five stars
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