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Henry York never dreamed his time in Kansas would open a door to adventure—much less a hundred doors. But a visit to his aunt and uncle’s farm took an amazing turn when cupboard doors, hidden behind Henry’s bedroom wall, revealed themselves to be portals to other worlds. Now, with his time at the farm drawing to a close, Henry makes a bold decision—he must go through the cupboards to find the truth about where he’s from and who his parents are. Following that trail will take him from one world to another, and ultimately into direct conflict with the evil of Endor.

N. D. Wilson and his wife live in Idaho. Also visit www.ndwilson.com.


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Published: Random House Kids an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Feb 24, 2009
ISBN: 9780375892486
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This story introduces a whole different world (or worlds) with all kinds of complicated history. New characters are introduced as familiar characters from the first book are scattered in the cupboards. Entertaining and inventive.read more
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Book 2 of the series and in my opinion, not as good as the first. The story picked up right where 100 Cupboards left off and although it was written for a slightly older audience than the first, I found it choppy and confusing at times. The idea of Henry traveling through the cupboards to hidden worlds appealed to me but I find myself quickly losing interest. His constant bickering with cousin Henrietta gets boring and too many auxiliary characters to keep track of. A good idea but poorly executed and I'm surprised most reviews rate this book a 4/5.read more
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In the previous book Henry finds out a secret about himself and now with only two weeks left before his parents come to take him home from visiting his uncle and cousins, Henry decides to enter the cupboards again and find the truth. His cousin Henrietta finds out and is annoyed at not being included so she secretly follows behind him. Henry is kidnapped almost immediately and Henrietta soon finds herself in similar circumstances only with different kidnappers.The evil witch who is now roaming free is taking over the world with her power of death that kills every living thing that touches the ground. Henry is one of her prime targets. Once Henry finds out his truths the battle to stop evil is well underway.Full of magical powers, witches, wizards and strange creatures Dandelion Fire is a fantastic read. Much longer than the first book and also oh so much more intricate a plot. A marvelous book that I couldn't put down. The premise of the 100 cupboards and the worlds behind them is extremely unique. I also like that Henry, while not parent-less though discarded by his parents, is part of a loving family with adults who play an integral part of the story. The orphan theme has been done to death and ND Wilson has not fallen into that trap.A page-turner recommended for ages 9-12 that any fantasy buff is going to be thrilled with. The ending is very complete and it leaves me to wonder whether this will be a trilogy (as I had assumed for some reason) or not. While the story has all been wrapped up I can't help but want to meet these characters again and explore more of the worlds hidden behind the 100 cupboards.read more
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This story introduces a whole different world (or worlds) with all kinds of complicated history. New characters are introduced as familiar characters from the first book are scattered in the cupboards. Entertaining and inventive.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Book 2 of the series and in my opinion, not as good as the first. The story picked up right where 100 Cupboards left off and although it was written for a slightly older audience than the first, I found it choppy and confusing at times. The idea of Henry traveling through the cupboards to hidden worlds appealed to me but I find myself quickly losing interest. His constant bickering with cousin Henrietta gets boring and too many auxiliary characters to keep track of. A good idea but poorly executed and I'm surprised most reviews rate this book a 4/5.
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In the previous book Henry finds out a secret about himself and now with only two weeks left before his parents come to take him home from visiting his uncle and cousins, Henry decides to enter the cupboards again and find the truth. His cousin Henrietta finds out and is annoyed at not being included so she secretly follows behind him. Henry is kidnapped almost immediately and Henrietta soon finds herself in similar circumstances only with different kidnappers.The evil witch who is now roaming free is taking over the world with her power of death that kills every living thing that touches the ground. Henry is one of her prime targets. Once Henry finds out his truths the battle to stop evil is well underway.Full of magical powers, witches, wizards and strange creatures Dandelion Fire is a fantastic read. Much longer than the first book and also oh so much more intricate a plot. A marvelous book that I couldn't put down. The premise of the 100 cupboards and the worlds behind them is extremely unique. I also like that Henry, while not parent-less though discarded by his parents, is part of a loving family with adults who play an integral part of the story. The orphan theme has been done to death and ND Wilson has not fallen into that trap.A page-turner recommended for ages 9-12 that any fantasy buff is going to be thrilled with. The ending is very complete and it leaves me to wonder whether this will be a trilogy (as I had assumed for some reason) or not. While the story has all been wrapped up I can't help but want to meet these characters again and explore more of the worlds hidden behind the 100 cupboards.
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This is the second book in the 100 Cupboards series. Henry finds out that his parents are not really his parents. He came from one of the cupboards by accident . He also learns his uncle was from one of the cupboards.Uncle Frank is concerned for Henry. He knows so much more about the cupboards than he has let on. Henry and Henriette are out behind the barn trying to find the key she had buried when it seems that lightning has struck Henry. He has the image of a dandelion burned into his hand and he is blind. In this book Henry goes through the cupboard and learns who he really is.He must decide who to trust and how to help fight the evil and survive at the same time. The evil witch of Endor has destroyed the house that Henry has been staying in. Uncle Henry has no choice but to take his family through the cupboard into his former world while they look for Henrietta and Henry. Henry and Henrietta are in separate worlds. I like fantasy but up until these two books I can honestly say I never “loved” fantasy. These two books held me mesmerized the entire time I read them. I want to find out more about the worlds. I have the third book and will gladly read it and review it in February. Please stay tuned.
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I spent a lot of time being annoyed with it in the beginning - it not only had the same random actions and obscure motivations as 100 Cupboards, it had to add a whole new set of - I don't know quite what to call them. Triggers? Reasons for motivations? The 'dandelion fire' of the title shows up completely randomly, then controls actions for basically all of the book. Bah. However, when all was said and done, it did come to a conclusion and even a sort of happy ending (though the Witch of Endor is still loose). Most motivations are explained, there are a lot of reunions, some solutions to long-standing problems are found, some solutions to immediate problems are found...It's not a wonderful series, and I doubt I'll reread or pick up a third book if there should be one (there were enough loose ends that there could be - the Witch, and Richard, for two). Still, I'm glad I read it. By the end of this book I was satisfied with the story I'd been told. I might pick up another by this author, on the assumption that the randomness and obscure motivations were a mark of a new author getting his feet under him. Or I might not...it's not like I need any more books to read!
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Presents the continuing adventures of Henry York, who has been living in Kansas with his cousins, where he discovers doorways leading to other worlds and becomes involved in a multi-world struggle between good and evil.
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