“A Wind in the Door” by Madeline L’Engle

“A Wind in the Door” by Madeline L’Engle is one of my all time favorite books. It is the sequel to Madeline L'Engle's earlier Newberry Award winning “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Book Cover of A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'EngleThe fight between good and evil, first introduced in “A Wrinkle in Time” continues in “A Wind in the Door.” Mysterious signs of unrest are evident. Large swatches of the nighttime sky are being blotted out and the universe seems to be on the verge of tearing apart. At the same time, Charles Murray is dying from a mysterious ailment. His older sister, the main character, Meg must find a way to not only cure him but restore order to the universe.

From the farthest reaches of space to the infinitesimally small world of a mitochondria a battle is being fought, and as usual, even the smallest details are important. The weapons of this war are love and hate, existence and emptiness. Once again supernatural creatures on the side of good take Charles' sister Meg on a grand journey through space and time to fight against evil and save the universe.

“A Wind in the Door” teaches that size doesn’t matter. Each star, child, and sub cell particle is part of the endless struggle between good and evil, such that the balance of the universe can be altered by the death of even a single cell. The book uses beautiful word imagery and poetry, and descriptive vistas of imagination to share its author's unique ideas with us. I would suggest it as a remarkable read, and for L’Engle’s marvelous writing style.

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Inkweaver Review 2008-10-17T10:24:00-05:00

4 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Callista said...

As you can tell from review I didn't enjoy this book as much as you. I love your blog though, have bookmarked it and will blogroll it when blogrolling is working.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

This is one of my all-time favorite books too!


To Mr. NathanKP

The books reviewed by you have created interest in me for reading the same. Otherwise I generally read the books written by the authors who have got Nobel or Booker.

Naval Langa

NathanKP said...


I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy "A Wrinkle in Time." Primarily I like this book because of the deep concepts that it portrays through characters that are children.

I think that "A Wrinkle in Time" is a book that must be reread multiple times at different ages to get the most benefit. When I was younger I didn't really understand this book either, but rereading it now I see much more of the depth that I originally lost.

Rose Works Jewelry:

That's great! I think that "A Wrinkle in Time" is a book that everyone should read at least once.

Mr. Naval Langa:

Inkweaver Review features reviews of quite a few prize winning books. Currently I've been focusing mostly of teen fiction, but I may broaden out to Nobel Prize winners in the future.

Thank you for your comments everyone.