The 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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