Read on 28th of June 2020
Synopsis: The interplanetary gates require guardians and the reformed demon Malthael is one of them.
His adoptive daughter, Elisabeth, is special, but her dangerous ability hasn’t awoken yet. Malthael knows it will one day and from then on her life will forever be altered. Malthael isolates her from outside world as much to protect everyone else as to safeguard her. It is all he can do to delay the inevitable.
Now that Elisabeth is ten, how long can Malthael keep her confined?
Bookish Things: 26 pages. The cover is lovely, very whimsical.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $1.32.
An interesting teaser introduction to K. T’s Gate Trilogy. The reader is thrust into a paranormal world that includes demons and ghosts and all manner of otherworldly characters.
You don’t get much of a taste, but it whets your appetite for more of Elisabeth’s world. Introduced to a number of characters in reasonably quick succession, the stage is pretty perfectly set with a decent and relatable hook.
The tone is very much Young Adult, so it may not suit readers who want a more mature POV. The writing is clean and easy to read. I only noticed one error:
59% – Why would her friend would (delete would) do this…
At the end of this short story I am intrigued enough to look into the first full book in the series, but not enough to bump it right to the top of my TBR list.
**Note: I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**