This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, K.T. Munson. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.The Gate Guardian's Daughter by K.T. Munson
Series: The Gate Trilogy #0.5
Also by this author: Unfathomable Chance
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release Date: May 20, 2017
Publisher: Independently Published
Source: Author, K.T. Munson
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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?
This might be a short-story but there is a lot of “story” packed into these twenty-six pages! The Gate Guardian’s Daughter is a prequel for Author K.T. Munson’s upcoming series, The Gate Trilogy. The first book in this trilogy is titled The Sixth Gate and it is scheduled to come out this summer!
At the start of this story we are introduced to Elisabeth, a young girl who is growing rather lonesome. Due to her adoptive father’s career, they have relocated to a new neighborhood and Elisabeth rather wishes she could play with the neighborhood kids. She is surrounded by others in the house but they are not her age and don’t like to play. She is also restricted to staying in her yard. Her father, Malthael, made the rules clear, she is not to leave the yard and no one is to come into the yard. Her father tells her that she is dangerous and can’t be around others until she is older. She has no desire to anger Malthael but she also doesn’t feel like she is dangerous. Until the moment of realization where she comes to understand that she is truly…..dangerous.
The world that is developed in this story on planet Ashlad is a tease of something amazing to come. Words like “interplanetary gates” and “guardians” make me think that there are more planets to explore and dangerous beings that need to be kept in check. With high-demons, low-demons, half-demons, and Netherhounds on this planet, I have to say that I am exponentially curious about what is to come next. After reading this prequel, I know The Sixth Gate is a book I am sincerely looking forward to reading!
*Thank you to K.T. Munson for this eARC short story of The Gate Guardian’s Daughter*