The Lost Gate
Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.
He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.
There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny's cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.
Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CherieDooryard - LibraryThing
Just once, JUST ONCE, I would like to read an engrossing fantasy novel that is something other than a set up for a series. I enjoyed this about 5/6ths of the way through, until it became clear that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GSB68 - LibraryThing
It's a little bit Percy Jackson meets American Gods. For me things just seemed to flow along too easy for Danny even if that perfectly fits the characters magical gifts. Danny just seems to float ... Read full review
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