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The Golden Door
The Golden Door
General information

The Three Doors


Emily Rodda


Marc McBride (cover art)

Elizabeth B. Parisi (cover design (US))

Kate Rowe (any illustrations associated with the story, including maps and letters)


Omnibus Books - imprint of Scholastic Australia


January 1st, 2011

Followed by

The Silver Door

The Golden Door is a fantasy novel written by Emily Rodda. It is the first book in The Three Doors trilogy.

Book descriptionEdit

Australian versionEdit

"What terrors awaits Rye beyond the Golden Door?

The walled city of Weld is under attack from ferocious flying creatures that raid in the night, bringing death and destruction. The Warden calls for Volunteers to find and destroy the Enemy who is sending the invaders. The heroes of Weld answer the call one by one, never to return. Rye is officially too young to go, but his brothers are among the lost, and he must find them."[1]

American versionEdit

Three magic Doors
you here behold.
Time to choose:
Wood? Silver? Gold?

"Rye stands before three Doors, about to step out into the unknown. He's lived his whole life safe inside the enormous wall that rings the city of Weld and protects against the terrible dangers outside. Now, Weld is under attack from skimmers, flying beasts the kill in the night. If the enemy sending the skimmers isn't found, the citizens of Weld are doomed.

But that’s not why Rye has volunteered on a mission to leave Weld and stop the skimmers. His real goal is to find his two older brothers, who volunteered before him and never returned. Now Rye must open a Door and begin a perilous quest that could save his brothers... or cost his life."[2]




  • While the Lord of Shadows mentioned in this book is the same character as the Shadow Lord found in the Deltora Quest series. Tthe characters of Nanion and Ethena found in this book are ancestors of the Nanion and Ethena of the Deltora Quest series.
  • The people Fleet are the ancestors of the people of D'Or
  • The golden Door leads to the past


  1. Rodda, Emily. The Golden Door. Scholastic Australia. 2011.
  2. Rodda, Emily. The Golden Door. Scholastic Press. 2012.

See alsoEdit