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Banshee At The Gate
     

Banshee At The Gate

4.8 9
by Wendy Knight
 

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Thirteen-year-old half-breed banshee, Seven, likes her life. She leads souls safely to Death and she has the planet's most awesome dad and little brother. But a cryptic message from Atlantis asking for her help changes all that. And then there's Death, who has decided it's time to take her brother's soul. Now she's racing across the world, trying to stay one step

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Thirteen-year-old half-breed banshee, Seven, likes her life. She leads souls safely to Death and she has the planet's most awesome dad and little brother. But a cryptic message from Atlantis asking for her help changes all that. And then there's Death, who has decided it's time to take her brother's soul. Now she's racing across the world, trying to stay one step ahead of Death.
Unfortunately, getting to Atlantis from Ireland isn't easy, and there are evil minions determined to keep her away every time she turns around. But fighting for their lives teaches Seven one very important lesson--she isn't human, and she isn't a banshee. She has to be both if she wants to save her brother and make it back home alive.

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Leah Sanders
Wendy Knight's characters have a strength and depth of caring that draws me right into their struggle. I absolutely love this book!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149831623
Publisher:
Six Gate Press
Publication date:
07/25/2014
Series:
The Gates of Atlantis , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
File size:
826 KB

Meet the Author

Wendy Knight is the award-winning, bestselling author of the young adult series Fate on Fire and Riders of Paradesos. She was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, no touching the knives…you get the idea). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big—her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.
You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heels for whatever the occasion. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.

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Banshee At The Gate 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
CrazyCat_Alex 28 days ago
This was such a fun read. It’s not easy being thirteen as it is, add to that the responsibilities being a (half) banshee and trying not only to save your brother, but the whole magical community. Wendy Knight is amazing in weaving stories, building worlds and making me want to read more, more, MORE. And so I did, I read and couldn’t stop and in the end, I loved Seven, the hybrid banshee and her human brother, Haran. Since this is book one in the series “The Gates of Atlantis” I can’t wait to get on with the next book and see what more adventures this world held.
CrazyCat_Alex 28 days ago
This was such a fun read. It’s not easy being thirteen as it is, add to that the responsibilities being a (half) banshee and trying not only to save your brother, but the whole magical community. Wendy Knight is amazing in weaving stories, building worlds and making me want to read more, more, MORE. And so I did, I read and couldn’t stop and in the end, I loved Seven, the hybrid banshee and her human brother, Haran. Since this is book one in the series “The Gates of Atlantis” I can’t wait to get on with the next book and see what more adventures this world held.
fcheavenly 3 months ago
This YA novel was pure joy to read. The love between our delightful banshee and her brother just flowed with their innocence. I enjoyed the way this writer wove Harans love for mythology into their journey. A wonderful clean read that will not disappoint! I found the trials that our hybrid banshee faced were highly entertaining and very creative! This voluntary review is based against a copy that was given to me.
Nurse4pets 4 months ago
Being a thirteen year old girl is hard, being a thirteen year old half human half Banshee is even harder!!! When Seven is tasked with saving Atlantis by opening the gate, she and her little brother are sent on an epic journey that takes them to many different places, where they meet new friends and new enemies.....Will she make it??
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book I read it in one sitting ! Road trip lol but I could have read it all at once anyway  ! I want to give them a hug demons and all ( just the good ones mind you ) it caught and held my attention . Can't wait till my 6 yr old grandson can read it ...he reads at a 4th grade level so think soon I can let him at it !  I now see a Banshee in a whole new light death also.....they all have a job to do well done Wendy ! 
Jessafishy More than 1 year ago
This book was so fun to read. I will definitely be having my daughter read this book. It takes on a different look at mythological creatures. I never would have thought about a Banshee being a good guy. I also loved the description of Nessie the loch ness monster. Just a fun book all around.
EnikaJD More than 1 year ago
I am a huge a Wendy Knight fan and I have read all her books, and she STILL continues to surprise me with the intricate turns of her imagination! I never would have thought of a banshee as the hero, and yet Wendy Knight somehow makes it work. The banshee in this story is actually a hybrid banshee named Seven. Hybrid banshees are half human, half banshee and at some point in their lives they have to choose to be fully human or fully banshee. Since this book is part of a series of loosely connected books set in Atlantis, I can say without spoiling that Seven does have to go to Atlantis to save the world. There are battles (this wouldn't be a Wendy Knight book without some!), some hilarious moments, and a lovely relationship between Seven and her human brother, Haran. And the kids have The Best Dad Ever! I highly recommend this book.
kdbee More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyable book. Seven often feels alone- she's a hybrid banshee- only the 7th ever. And no one likes banshees at all, many run from her in terror. She's incredibly close with her younger brother, Haran, and her father. So when Death makes an appearance near her brother- all hell seems to break loose. Seven takes on the crazy adventure with her brother in order to save not only him, but Atlantis. She begins to discover who she is along the way and even learns how to use her many powers. The adventure is riddled with demons and other mythological creatures and it takes belief, help from some new friends and old, in order to the battles. It's a fun adventure with a great ending.
bookworm8910AS More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible. Not only does Seven go on a mission to save her brother and Atlantis but she discovers who she really is along the way. I absolutely love that Seven grows throughout this story. It is like watching someone you love realize their true potential. It is so refreshing to see a female character who is the hero. When it comes down to it she has to figure out how to save the day. With a strong cast of secondary characters Wendy Knight created a middle grade story that can be enjoyed by a parent reading it aloud to her child or (like me)even reading ahead on her own because she wants to know what is going to happen and does not have a set bedtime. I am getting the entire series for my son's birthday.