Sunday, 25 November 2012

Review: The Mapmakers Union (The Doorknob Society #3) by M.J. Fletcher

The Mapmakers Union 
Author: M.J. Fletcher
Series: The Doorknob Society
Pages: 304
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy
Publisher: Self

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Chloe Masters has a death wish, at least according to her friends. Still reeling from the loss of one of those closest to her she is living life on the edge. One by one she is pushing everyone away. Leaving her with the very person who betrayed her... Faith.

Her memories still locked away by the Forget Me Not, can Chloe discover the truth before she loses everyone she loves?

Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

The Mapmakers Union was kindly provided to me by the author, M.J. Fletcher in exchange for my honest review and is the third book in The Doorknob Society saga.

I must admit, I was left reeling at the ending of The Impossible Engineers; with the death of a much loved character and Chloe losing her memory thanks to the Forget Me Not things weren’t looking too rosy but I should have known to trust Mr. Fletcher and his master storytelling to make things ‘right’ or as right as they possibly could be.

Chloe Masters isn’t in the best place, she is on a downward spiral and at a loss; she is feeling betrayed, lonely and understandably heartbroken so is pushing those closest to her away. She is staying busy by doing secret projects for her father as well as working with another Polymorph and his crew trying to gain information on the missing Old Kind artifacts.  

The Mapmakers Union is filled with ongoing action, mystery, betrayal and heart break; you can’t help but feel for Chloe and what she has been through and the journey she is yet to embark on. She goes through pain and grief but she is also learning along the way and growing as a character.

The secondary characters played a big part in this story but it was Edgar who was the real stand-out and I am curious to see the outcome of what occurred in the next installment. A few characters shocked me – Faith, but others were a real surprise, especially Val.

The Doorknob Society is a series which definitely gets better with each book; there are no in-betweens or fillers only improvements and progressions which I absolutely love.

Fletcher has crafted an original world in a wonderful setting, memorable and likeable characters, and a fantasy tale full of intrigue and mystery. His writing is entertaining and I find myself absolutely glued to the pages once I start.

Thank-you to M.J. Fletcher for providing me with a copy of The Mapmakers Union, I am definitely eager to read the next book in this wonderful series – The Detective Inspectors which has an anticipated January 2013 release date.

About the author:

MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth published by Ronin Studios. he has also had comic book work published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob Society Saga is his first book series and he is thrilled with how it has turned out. He lives at the beach with his wife, daughter, dog and a crotchety cat.


  1. I haven't heard of this series but it sounds very interesting. I'll definitely have to check it out. The story and the characters, especially Chloe sound wonderful. I can't wait to know more of this world. Glad you enjoyed this! Lovely, Review! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  2. I haven't heard of these books but it's impressive that they all improve on the previous book, that is great!

  3. Book 1 of the series is currently free on Amazon for those interested. Thanks for the great review.


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