#ThursdayDoors to Enchantment — Dead of Winter Conclusion

Thursday, June 16, 2022 
The Journeys of “Dead of Winter” have reached the conclusion. In honor of the release of the final Journey, I’m making a Thursday Doors post related to the story.
The heroine’s home was the family apple orchard.  Emlyn might have made a wreath like this one.
Green Apple Wreath door FreePik

Emlyn’s chores included caring for and milking the family goats. They would have had to paint this blue door after the oppressive Brethren of Un’Naf took over the area.

Black Goat Blue Door iStock

Nearby was a cemetery called The Fever Field. Some scary things happened there, especially beyond the door of this mausoleum.

Original photo by Dan Antion. Doors-tomfoolery by Teagan
Original photo by Dan Antion. Doors-tomfoolery by Teagan

When Emlyn fled for her life, her travel companions had wonderful wagons with doors.

Wagon-Vardo Romnichal face front wikipedia
Vardo Romnichal wagon, Wikipedia

The travelers found ruins that hid the Lost Library.  Archways were where doors had once been.


Dead of Winter Journey 7, Ruins Promo
Promotional image by Teagan

Within the true Lost Library, as Seekers, Emlyn, Osabide, and Zasha found a door to the Other Realm. 

Library inside books open door Pixabay

Beyond that door, they traveled to the Doors of Attunement — three magical doors where a choice had to be made.

Emlyn at the Doors of Attunement by Teagan R Geneviene
Emlyn at the Doors of Attunement


In a far away land the travelers took refuge in a public house called the Golden Book.


In the final Journey, at a ruined palace, a great battle takes place.

Broken Palace iStock

Thanks for taking this tour of “Dead of Winter” with me.  The final Journey is now available.

All the Journeys 

Universal Purchase Links for Dead of Winter: Journey 14, The Veil

Journey 14, The Veil

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Dead of Winter: Journey 14, The Veil by Teagan Riordain Geneviene
The Final Journey


Dead of Winter — the Previous Journeys

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DoW 13 HarborJourney 13, The Harbor

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Journey 12, Goddesses

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Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment

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Journey 10, Pergesca

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Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

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Journey 8, The Lost Library

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Journey 7, Revenant Pass

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Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

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Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls

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Journey 4, The Old Road

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Journey 3, the Fever Field

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Journey 2, Penllyn

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Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

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Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump.  I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!


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57 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors to Enchantment — Dead of Winter Conclusion

  1. Congratulations on making it to the finish line of Dead of Winter. I’m sure it’s a bit hard to say goodbye.

    Incidentally, I recently saw Jacquie Biggar’s latest book with one of your outstanding covers. It was outstanding! I’ve recommended you to a few other author friends of mine.

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  2. Journey 14, The End! – A great work of fiction – and many hours of concentration and work – Thank you! Now, you are off to another experience! ! I wish you well, and expecting another great story! Have a great rest of this summer. We have had a lot of cloudy days here in North Vancouver! !

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  3. What a delightful bonus! My memory isn’t all it could be now and so I’ve deliberately held back from reading the 13th journey so that I can read the last two back to back. Apart from the beautiful images, this has been a brilliant reminder of the steps I’ve taken with Emlyn so far. ♥♥

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    1. I’m happy you enjoyed it, Alex. That (memory) applies to most of us. Someone once criticized something along the lines of “there is repetition, apparently for people who don’t read the installments close together.” Well yes, that was my intention. That person will get plenty of “repetition” to complain about in the conclusion, because I used quite a few reminders of events from past journeys. I don’t expect anyone to remember all those things. Sorry… that was a bit of a rant. Thank you for validating me. 🙂
      I appreciate you spending part of your day here. It’s always good to see you. Hugs on the wing.

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  4. Reblogged this on Just Olga and commented:
    If you love stories and doors, don’t miss Teagan Geneviene’s post joining Dan Antion’s ThursdayDoors challenge, where she takes us on a tour through some of the doors in Dead of Winter.

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  5. Beautiful doors and a nice way to tour the whole of the serial. I hope you do get a bit of a break now Dead of Winter is finished, but if not, I guess a change is as good as a break. Congratulations, Teagan!

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  6. Teagan, pretty awesome doors. I can’t pick a favorite, they all represent parts of the journeys. Now, can you rest a little before writing the next story? Or is your creative mind not going to slow down? 📚🎶 Christine

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      1. (laughing) Teagan, it’s a simple body position. You find a comfortable place like a sofa or bed, you put your body in a prone position, you close your eyes, and that’s called getting “rest.” Don’t panic if you fall asleep and several hours pass by. And you haven’t thought or even dreamt of the next writing project. When you wake up, you have experienced what we call “rest.” And you are good to go, as we say, in any upright position you chose. Knowing you, my moon child friend, I’d guess, sitting back at the computer.📚🎶❤️ Christine

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        1. Sleep? That’s an even stranger concept than rest. LOL. I really do have a lot of trouble sleeping, with or without PTSD related things like “noise dreams” (called “exploding head”) that scare me awake. At least I don’t have to get up and drag myself to the office now though. 🙂
          I’m not indulging myself in a new book for some time (I hope). I have two unfinished novels in particular (lots more than two in my files) that I want to finish first. They were part of my long-term goals when I left work. Hopefully I’ll be sharing the first one fairly soon. It was 3/4ths finished. Take care. ❤

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          1. I remember your trouble sleeping. PTSD raises havoc with trying to live a calm life. So sad those exploding head dreams take over and refuse to go away. My long time (33years) companion, Robert has PTSD, coming from childhood experiences, and as a Vietnam Vet. We have new Border Aussie puppies, Maddie & Max (siblings, now 10 months old) that bring him back into a calmer state everyday. Dogs & cats are a huge comfort. Crystal is thankfully in your life, my friend.

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