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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Tony is just an ordinary boy. He goes to school, he has friends, and he has a family. However, his family seems somewhat incomplete as he only has a mother, no father, and his mother’s parents and siblings. It’s as if his father never existed. His questions go unanswered or misdirected until one day, when he was about fifteen, a key literally lands at his feet. It’s not a key as we would know it, but it does open doors in a sense and, at a specific time later that day, the door opens to another world, sweeping Tony and his friend, Gabriel, into a parallel universe. The search for Tony’s father heightens because in this new world it is quickly revealed that Tony’s father is king. But there’s a war and evil spirits, quite literally, are taking over.
Mary Beth Bowman’s young adult fantasy novel, The Key Finder, takes the reader on an exciting adventure, not to rescue a princess as one would expect, but rather to ensure that the prince gains his rightful place on the throne. Like the battles between good and evil in C.S. Lewis’s stories about Narnia, the author reveals another alternate world, where good must once again conquer evil. The plot is thick with adventure and fascinating characters, some of whom trick even the reader into trusting their evil ways. Tony’s key not only pulls himself and his friend, Gabriel, into another world, it also pulls readers in to join in the crusade to save a world in crisis. A real page-turning adventure.