I reviewed book 1 in The Door Trilogy last year - The Golden Door. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was looking forward to book 2.
Sadly book 2 is basically the same plot as book 1 - just through another door into another part of Dorne to find the other brother.
This area of Dorne is desolate and barren. The whole time I was reading it I had images from the Mad Max movies in my mind.
When we were introduced to Bones at the edge of the Saltings I immediately thought of Bruce Spence's Mad Max character.
The Silver Door, for me was a skimmer (pun intended!)
I raced through the descriptions to get to the action so I could find out what happened to Rye and his brothers.
I remembered Pennac's 'Rights of the Reader' in time not to feel bad about this. (He says on pg 155, "Even when we're grown-up, and though we may be reluctant to admit it, we still skip from time to time, for reasons that are strictly between us and the book.")
I revised his Right to Skip to the Right to Skim and raced happily to the end.
I will probably read book 3 - The Third Door - where Rye will no doubt finally realise that he is the hero of this story.
These books are great for the youngest son in a family or for anyone who is overshadowed, over-looked and underestimated!