Gatekeeper : Book One in the Daemon Collecting Series
Rachel Wilde comes from a dimension that exists adjacent to ours. The people there have structured their society around daemon collecting: they locate, catch, and repair malfunctioning daemons (creatures out of phase with our world that tempt people to do good or evil). Now Rachel has been given two unusual assignments: 1) find a person who has been trying to break down dimensional barriers, and 2) track down a missing line of gatekeepers, human placeholders for a daemon that was too badly damaged to repair. Authorities of Rachel's world believe the missing gatekeepers are descended from a girl who went missing from West Africa hundreds of years ago, likely sold into slavery. With no leads to go on, Rachel seeks help from Bach, a raving homeless man who happens to be an oracle. Bach does put her in the path of both of her targets--but he also lands her in a life-threatening situation. Somehow, Rachel has to stop the criminal, reunite a gatekeeper with her stolen past, and, above all, survive.
- Paperback | 215 pages
- 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 294.84g
- 22 Oct 2020
- Berkeley, United States
"Tantalizing clues about a deep conspiracy . . . make Gatekeeper a spirited fantasy novel in which a daemon catcher relies on her wits to save the world." --Foreword Reviews "A compelling yet endearing read about a very resourceful interdimensional cop, Rachel, who deals with broken daemons, homeless oracles, linguists, and serial killers with her own style of grace and tenacity. You might not see your own world in quite the same way as you look for the hidden passageways just out of view." --Ellen Clary, author of Pursuits Unknown "Gatekeeper is a wickedly fun romp from start to finish, and Rachel Wilde is a fiery protagonist who doesn't take crap from anyone or anything. In her debut novel, Levy provides an action-packed story with a delightful taste of the immense, unique world-building to come for future books in the series." --Cheryl Campbell, author of Echoes of War "Alison Levy takes us on a fast-paced ride between the seen and unseen worlds she so richly creates. Her gift for nuance makes the keen reader question truths in our own world as Gatekeeper sets us up to eagerly anticipate the next installment. I thoroughly enjoyed it!" --Stacey L. Tucker, author of The Equal Night Trilogy "Alison Levy offers us a lens that penetrates the facade of a recognizable world to reveal a thought-provoking analog. Ideas of right and wrong, intention, human value, and justice are all reconsidered. The story leaves the gate at a dead run and never lets up. Written in a clear and incisive style, Gatekeeper was a pleasure to read and, happily, suggests more to follow." --Patricia Minger, author of Magic Flute