My daughter’s BF started this book but moved before he could finish. He read it in New Mexico, USA in the last five years. But his sister had it and is an avid reader so it could be old or new and she, of course, can’t remember it. He said it was a very big book that starts with a boy in an orphanage who has a brother show up unexpectedly he never knew he had. The brother takes the orphan to his house that is strange and there is a fireplace on the second floor that has a Narnia-type portal in it.
We would love to surprise him with this book. If anyone can help we’d be so very grateful! Thank you for your time.