The Gatekeeper's House (The Gatekeeper's Saga #4)

The Gatekeeper's House (The Gatekeeper's Saga #4)

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by Eva Pohler
     
 

Eighteen-year-old Therese Mills has second thoughts about marrying Thanatos when she learns no god has ever been faithful to his wife. Before she can move into Hecate's rooms, however, the Underworld is attacked, she and her friends are crushed, the souls are unleashed, and a malevolent goddess threatens to unhinge Mount Olympus.

Hypnos has just made a deal

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Overview

Eighteen-year-old Therese Mills has second thoughts about marrying Thanatos when she learns no god has ever been faithful to his wife. Before she can move into Hecate's rooms, however, the Underworld is attacked, she and her friends are crushed, the souls are unleashed, and a malevolent goddess threatens to unhinge Mount Olympus.

Hypnos has just made a deal with Hades to have his turn in the Upperworld, but before he can tempt Jen with a kiss, he's called back to rebind the souls and defend the House of Hades, and he unwittingly puts Jen and her family in harm's way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045253017
Publisher:
Eva Pohler
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Series:
Gatekeeper's Saga , #4
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
49,346
File size:
482 KB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

I write fiction for teens and adults and teach writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I live with my husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats (Katniss and Prim, of course). I'm also an avid reader and book reviewer. I've always said I never want to give up reading for writing or vice versa. I want to do both. My favorite authors are Tracy Chevalier, Ann Patchett, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan, and Stephanie Meyer. I have too many to name, but those are a handful of them. When I'm not spending time with the family, working, reading, or writing, I can be found watching The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Middle, and NCIS. I love to interact with readers and have recently added features to my website at http://www.evapohler.com with this in mind. If you email me your art and/or stories based on The Gatekeeper's Trilogy, or on Greek mythology in general, I will post them on my website for others to enjoy. I have also added a short video on the Olympians and a fun Jeopardy Game to test your knowledge. Please visit my website for more details. Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my writing!

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The Gatekeeper's House (The Gatekeeper's Saga #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Ugh I can't wait to read the next book!!!! I love this series. Thank you Eva Pohler.
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GREAT SERIES!!
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What an amazing story It just gets better and better
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Stephanie-Shaw More than 1 year ago
This book starts off with a bang! I mean it really does start off with a bang. The Underworld is under attack. Souls are unleashed back on earth and it's a huge mess trying to return them to where they belong. Gods are forced to pick a side in the stand off between Zeus and Hades. Alliances will be tested. In the midst of the chaos, Therese is questioning if Thanos will be able to remain faithful to her. If the history of the other gods is an indicator, their future doesn't look good. No other god has been able to remain loyal, so why would Than be any different? This is an edge of your seat thrill ride tale. I love this book from start to finish, and I can't wait for the next one. The story building is amazing. You feel like you're truly along for the ride. The characters are awesome, and you really start to root for them to see that they get what whey seek. Will the Underworld be taken over? How can all of the lost souls be returned to where they belong? Will Therese and Thanatos be able to find their way back to each other? Find out in this exciting 3rd installment of the Gatekeeper's Saga!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. Awesome characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have not read any of these books. I swear you are definitely missing out. This novel is the fourth addition to the Gatekeepers Saga and in my opinion it is just as good as the authors other three novels prior to this one. We are again faced with one of my favorite type of books mythology and as I read through I can see that the author has put tremendous time in making sure that her readers are wrapped within the story, I know I was from the beginning of this. She brings to you a complete package that kept me entertained and has became one of my favorite series. When I say complete package she had me with twists all the way through the book that also included suspense, mystery, and a bit of romance. All along she has a great balance of keeping the true mythology along with her own personal twist. You can tell that the author loves her work by the way her novels flow with passion and the emotion that she brings to her readers. In my opinion, the Gatekeeper’s House plot had an easy flow that is easy to read for all age’s young adult and adult. The descriptions in this novel are just enough to make you keep wanting to read on but not overly done to make you lose interest and your able to understand what she wants you to in your mind, I would say just enough. All of the characters that she brings to you in this novel, she explains it to where you fully know them as in your living right next to them within the novel she has created. There was not a part of this book that I did not like. I loved the Gatekeepers House as much as the other novels she has written and look forward to what she has in store for us in the future. And highly recommend this! I received an ecopy in exchange for an honest rev iew. ~Sue Ellen (girlygirlbookreviews)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im on the edge of my seat reading this thrilling novel!!
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MedAssistant12 More than 1 year ago
Wow, if you thought the first 3 books in this series where "on the edge of your seat" crazy, then you certainly need to read this book. Book 4 picks up right where book 3 leaves off. During this one, you learn more about Therese and her troubles with Than. You will also get to know a side to Than's father that will kind of shock you. Hip gets his chance in the Upperworld, and has his eyes set on Jen (Threse's best friend). Having to go back and help in the Underworld, Jen and her family are placed in harm's way. Not only that, but you also learn something about Pete. I am dying to get my hands on the next book. I need to know more about Pete, and what will happen between Hip and Jen AND Therese and Than. I love Eva's writing and the way she keeps surprising me with information and problems between all the Gods and humans. Hurry Eva, write book 5!!!
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This novel is simultaneously mythologically accurate and an extremely entertaining story. Pohler combines mystery with suspense with mythology and romance to create a captivating and well-rounded whole with some shocking twists.  As an author Pohler engages her readers both emotionally and intellectually.  She had me on the edge of my seat biting my nails, curled in a ball with a broken heart, and laughing like a little kid.  Her smooth, flowing writing style draws you into the story and keeps you following her characters throughout.  Not only is this novel well written but Pohler’s descriptions flow from one another very smoothly and paint a picture that takes you all over the world with her characters. Her show-not-tell descriptions draw you into the scenes and don’t let you go. I also appreciate that this is a well-rounded story with a beginning, middle, and end even though it is part of a series. It follows well in the series and leaves an opening for a sequel but doesn’t have you feeling confused at the beginning or leave you hanging at the end.   Pohler also mixes modernity with antiquity throughout relationships and the novel as a whole to create a seamless work that you won’t want to put down.  Not only does she portray the Greek Pantheon with her own twist, but she keeps to the major facts and doesn’t completely reinvent an entire culture and religious base.  I love how she takes the relationship between Hades and Persephone and gives it a bit of a shake, taking a very different route from most but ensuring that there is still an explanation for everything that fits in the overarching knowledge about their characters. It’s also really nice to see Hades as the ‘good guy’ for once, especially without it throwing preconceived notions of the deity out the window. I love how Pohler introduces her new characters, especially the divine ones. She works the actual mythology of the characters right into the plot of her story as part of a character’s thoughts or actions.  The audience not only learns about the god(dess) in question but also gets to know them as a real person without breaking the flow of the story.  Character development also steps it up a notch in this one when Pohler not only develops the personalities of her new characters, but also gives us a much more rounded view of those we’ve already met. This is especially apparent in Hip, who becomes more than simply the fun loving twin, of course, I do also want to throw a pillow at him a time or two for being a total rich guy with a sense of entitlement and no clue about girls. It’s entertaining to watch him grow as a person, regardless of his age. I appreciate that she develops all relevant aspects of a character, but that you don’t ever feel like you’ve read a complete psych profile on them. You get to know everyone in a manner befitting a friend or acquaintance rather than the subject of an inquiry.  Above all, Pohler’s characters are the type of people that you want to know and love and are developed in such a way that you feel like you’ve known them forever. As a whole this novel is both an educated piece of fiction and a fun, suspenseful romp through the lives of the characters that we’ve come to know and love throughout the series, as well as the new ones that we meet in this instalment.  As much as I love this series as a whole, this may be my favourite yet.  Pohler combines suspense with a love story or two and a culture worth of mythology to create a work of art.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Sniffles.. or Sniff for short. <br> Age: 3(Mouse years) <br> Likes: To go out and forage in the kitchen, and likes to eats nuts and cheese <br> Dislikes: The house cat. <br> Description: Small, but very fast silver mouse, with a white streak on his top.