The Gatekeeper’s Descendants by Johanna Frank
Every choice he makes complicates his life. When a teen has a chance at redemption, can he find his way back or remain forever cursed?
1973. Thirteen-year-old Matthew Mackenzie struggles to fit in. Unable to come to terms with his father’s passing five years prior, he tries to sidestep unwanted attention from violent bullies by telling little white lies. But when a fistfight lands him on the brink of death, he’s shocked when he finds himself hovering outside his beaten body in the company of an overly friendly spirit.
Pipiera avoids change at all costs. As assistant to the head gatekeeper of an ethereal kingdom, she’s less than thrilled when she’s sent to Earth to aid a traumatized boy headed down a dark road. But when a supernatural rebel interferes with her job, the bright-eyed being fears she’ll blunder her mission.
As Matthew feels the pull of adventure from his suspicious new friend, he worries that he may never be able to right all of his wrongs. And as Pipiera continues to fail to influence Matthew, she finds herself caught in an adversary’s web of deceit.
Can Matthew and Pipiera steer clear of the trap and reach the path of enlightenment?