Gatekeeper : Book One in the Daemon Collecting Series

3.7 (37 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.7 (37 ratings by Goodreads)

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 215 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 20.32mm | 294.84g
  • Tempe, United States
  • English
  • 1684630576
  • 9781684630578
  • 3,685,680

Review quote

2020 CIBA Ozma Book Awards 1st Place Winner

"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
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About Alison Levy

Alison Levy lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her husband, son, and variety of pets. When she's not writing or doing mom things, she crochets, gardens, walks her collies, and works on home improvement projects. She lives in Greensboro, NC.
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Rating details

3.7 out of 5 stars
- 37 ratings
5 22% (8)
4 38% (14)
3 30% (11)
2 11% (4)
1 0% (0)
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