Roots of Insight: Dusk Gate Chronicles Book Two [NOOK Book]

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Quinn Robbins has just returned from spending ten days in Eirentheos, a world she had never known existed. Trying to settle back into her familiar life and establish a relationship with her new boyfriend, Zander, is more of a challenge than she ever dreamed it would be.

Things are just beginning to feel normal again when the charming Prince Thomas shows up in her world, and...
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Roots of Insight: Dusk Gate Chronicles Book Two

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Overview

Quinn Robbins has just returned from spending ten days in Eirentheos, a world she had never known existed. Trying to settle back into her familiar life and establish a relationship with her new boyfriend, Zander, is more of a challenge than she ever dreamed it would be.

Things are just beginning to feel normal again when the charming Prince Thomas shows up in her world, and invites her back to Eirentheos for a royal wedding. She's excited at the chance to reconnect with the people and places she had begun to fall in love with.

What she doesn't realize is just how deeply connected with this new world she might become ... and just what old secrets might be beginning to unravel.

The second book in the beloved Dusk Gate series reconnects Quinn with the charming princes, and the pristine world of Eirentheos. From a beautiful royal wedding to a dangerous rescue mission, Quinn's adventures are about to take her life on a course that will change it forever.
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Editorial Reviews

Paperbook Princess Blog - Megan Hornyak
The first book made me put this series near the top of my favorite book series list, and this book just solidified its status there. If the third book is as good as I am expecting it to be, it could be my favorite series for quite a while!
Identity Discovery Blog - Phaedra Seabolt
I have absolutely loved this series so far. By the time the end came, I was pretty certain I knew a key piece to the story, which was confirmed at the devastating cliffhanger. It is devastating just because I WANT MORE! I sooooo want to know what's going to happen next. It's a fantastic YA story that even adults can enjoy and I highly recommend it for anyone who likes reading about alternate worlds and fantasy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014527699
  • Publisher: Thirteen Pages Press
  • Publication date: 1/9/2012
  • Series: Dusk Gate Chronicles , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 67,175
  • File size: 828 KB

Meet the Author

Breeana Puttroff has loved making up stories since she could talk. For many years, her biggest audience for those stories was the fantastic students she had the privilege of teaching.
One summer afternoon, while she was picnicking in the beautiful mountains of her Colorado home with her little girl, she saw an old, broken stone bridge, and she just knew there was a story inside. Six months later, the Dusk Gate Chronicles was born.
These days, she runs a small business and writes from home while planning math lessons, digging caterpillars out of garbage disposals (oops!), discovering how to make new colors out of crayons melted in the dryer, and drinking lots of coffee (and occasionally tea).
She loves it when readers connect with her on Facebook or Twitter, especially if they have new recipes for disastrously good times with kids.

Breeana holds a B.A. in English from the University of Northern Colorado, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Literacy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

You can learn more, and connect with other readers of The Dusk Gate Chronicles by visiting

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

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    Second in the Dusk Gate Chronicles, Roots of Insight takes teena

    Second in the Dusk Gate Chronicles, Roots of Insight takes teenager Quinn back through a mysterious gateway from modern life into the world of Eirentheos, where time moves faster but return is always bound to the setting of the sun. Soon she’s trying to work out how to disappear for a weekend without anyone noticing—wouldn’t every teenager long to do that sometime? But Quinn’s disappearances are filled with adventure and danger, and a secret that gradually weaves its way into the tale, waiting for further books to reveal the whole truth.
    Readers might want to start with book one, where Quinn first encounters the royal family who now seem almost as close as her own mother and siblings. This clever teen now finds her grades slipping as she struggles through a tangle of teen emotions, drawn to William, to Thomas, to the boy next door, and wondering what true love feels like. In the midst of it all, she struggles to find her place in two different worlds, and to rescue a friend who disappears into the dangers of enemy territory.
    Keeping secrets, remaining loyal, and giving honest trust are persistent themes in this novel. Sweet family relationships keep the story moving forward. A slight excess of panic reminds readers the characters are still very young. And a touch of politics keeps more things safely hidden until volume three (or later I suppose).
    I enjoyed the story, though some passages seemed a little repetitive. I enjoyed the characters and their relationships too, though the teens, like real teens I suppose, seem rather disturbingly eager to bend rules and adventure alone. Most of all, these worlds are fun, their interactions nicely revealed, and the touch mystery has a way of growing on you. This is a fairly slow read, but a fun teen fantasy and nicely complete, for all that it's only volume two.

    Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy when I invited the author to my blog.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

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    Wow! First I want to say I'm really tired. I was up till 3am bec

    Wow! First I want to say I'm really tired. I was up till 3am because I could not put the book down. However, when I did finish I was up another 30 minutes trying to figure out what just happened! Really! I have to wait how long until the next book?

    Ok, so obviously I love this series. It picks up right were book one left off. This is truly a YA supernatural romance adventure. I really appreciate that it does not flow with bad language and sex and claim to be YA. When they were on our side of the gate (our world) they acted like REAL teenagers. I have three I know how they act. However, when they were on the other side of the gate it was obvious that it was a different world and their teens were totally different. However, it worked. I also love that this is not a love triangle it is a love square!!! What I mean by that is Quinn is caught between Zander, Will and Thomas. (See four of them and four corners make a square". Though at the end of this book one of them turns into just "friends". So now we are back to a love triangle. I totally think I have figured out who Quinn is! I'm not sure but I think I know. Gosh I can't wait for book 3!

    Though this book is a little slower paced during the first half. The second half will have you holding your breath unable to put it down. I truly believe Breeana Puttroff will be having her own displays at the local bookstores soon. I'm privileged to have gotten a hold of this series before it goes big time. Because I truly believe it will.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Amazing series that you will not be able to put down!! A MUST READ!!!

    I love this series, i have read the first two and am half way through the third and i just realized there was only 1 review. Which is crazy since this is the first series in a while i am actually totally in love with and im so loving the blooming freinship of Quinn and William, the story is a fresh break from vampires and werewolves. It still hits all the best qualities of fantasy but its believable. I must warn you, these characters are easy to fall in love with.. you will smile, laugh, cry and gasp, as they do. Breeana is an awesome writer, and has been placed at the top of the list of my favorite authors.. its hard to find a writer like her that goes thae lenghth she does to let you know and understand each character.. find her on Facebook and see how awsome she is,!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

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    We pick up more or less where “Seeds of Insight” lef

    We pick up more or less where “Seeds of Insight” left off. We find Quinn trying to resume a normal life, and realizing how difficult that really is with all that she knows. Quinn finds herself thrust into a situation that she threw herself into before she realized what the consequences of that could be, but even after she discovers what the consequences are, she does not care. She just has this nagging feeling that it is what she is supposed to do and where she is supposed to be. And you also get the feeling that her relationship with Zander is going to change drastically in the time to come.

    In reading Roots of Insight, you start to get the feeling that there is more to the story than meets the eye, and you will find yourself quickly frustrated as those questions are left unanswered. But, that frustration will keep you turning the pages until you reach the end, and gasping for air as you realize you have to wait until June, when the third book will release, to find out what is coming next. I sat down to read this one and could not put it down, and finished it in under 24 hours, a record for me, as I average 2 days for a book, especially one that is over 300 pages long.

    Overall, this is a very well written novel that, again, like the first, includes elements of coming of age, mystery, suspense and fantasy all rolled into one. I have really enjoyed getting to know this story and the author, and cannot wait to get my hands on the third book, Thorns of Decision! In my opinion, this is an absolute MUST read!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Fantastic must read!

    In this second book of the Dusk Gate Chronicles Quinn is trying to balance her world in Colorado with her new boyfriend Zander and her world in Eirentheos and the princes of that world William Rose and Thomas Rose. William is the prince that is the fellow class mate that she had spied on and discovered Eirentheos.. Quinn is invited to attend a family wedding of Williams sibling in Eirentheos and while there becomes involved in a rescue and even more intrigue that she then discovers she has more connections to the world that she first new. This book was just as great as the sequel and made it difficult to put the book away to accomplish other things sleep.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Wonderful!

    Loved it!!! Its clean!!!! Whooooooooo! You must read it but be sure to read the first one before you read this one. It makes more sence!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Quinn left Eirentheos at the end of the Seeds of Discovery. This

    Quinn left Eirentheos at the end of the Seeds of Discovery. This book picks up with Quinn returning to school Getting back into Earth life is more difficult than she had anticipated. Before entering into the new world, she had struggled with trigonometry, but after spending ten days where she didn't have to think about school at all, she finds trigonometry to be more like a foreign language. She is saved by Zander, the boy she was discovering a blooming relationship with prior to her adventure. Zander starts helping her "catch up" on her homework even though he didn't know that the feeling she was suffering from was that she was behind. In reality she had only been gone for a single day and no one knew about her disappearance. She is also surprised by her mom with everything she needed for the Valentine Dance that Zander had asked her to go to, which she had forgotten.

    Things with Zander develop into full blown boyfriend/girlfriend status in a short month where Quinn is absorbed into his world, but also trying desperately to maintain some kind of friendship with William. Zander shows his obsessive side not wanting to share Quinn's attention with William since he does not understand their relationship at all. Quinn is unable to tell him about William's world and how much she really wanted to go back. The decision to visit again is made when she receives a royal invitation to William's older brother's wedding. Life gets complicated trying to juggle friendships in two worlds as Quinn struggles to find her place in either one.

    I have absolutely loved this series so far. By the time the end came, I was pretty certain I knew a key piece to the story, which was confirmed at the devastating cliffhanger. It is devastating just because I WANT MORE! I sooooo want to know what's going to happen next. It's a fantastic YA story that even adults can enjoy and I highly recommend it for anyone who likes reading about alternate worlds and fantasy.

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Good read

    Good read

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

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    So far my favorite read of 2013!

    For lack of a better word the series, in my humble opinion, was perfect. Quinn is a great character! She is more or less thrown into this new world where she is expected to make decisions that no 16-17 year old should have to make. Throughout this book you watch her grow up and become quite the lady! The family she discovers in this other world was incredible. I have never been so in love with so many characters. There are 13 children in this family and the love they have for one another was one of things that kept me reading this book. It was so neat to see the relationship between all of them. It was equally as nice to see how the parents were with the children. I felt that all the characters were developed to the point where I could easily picture them in my head and even hear how they would sound when they spoke and the different mannerisms they might use. There is a love story in this series… actually there are quite a few but the main one is between Quinn and William. I really enjoyed watching their relationship blossom in these books. The series is much more than a love story though. It's about making decisions that might not be what you intended for your life but having the faith that you are doing the right thing. I would consider this for an age group of 12 and up. There was nothing inappropriate in these books. It reminded me of the old movies where things are implied but not shown. Our oldest daughter will start middle school next year and I would have no problem allowing her to read these. In fact I will be encouraging her too. I really look forward to the day when I can introduce her to all these characters that I have been reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Rots Roots of Insight

    Iwish I had this book because Iwant to see what hapens next

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Yep... I need more.

    I loved it. I need to go and buy the third one. Highly reccomend this series so far.

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

    I truly love this series. It is so easy to get lost in the books

    I truly love this series. It is so easy to get lost in the books and feel like you are right there with the characters.

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    Posted July 14, 2012

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