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Gatekeepers

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The house talks. It breathes. And it's hungry.

The Kings have been in the creepy old place, their new home, for only a few days, but they've experienced enough terror to last a lifetime. And the mystery is growing even more baffling. Shadowy and shifting, the big house conceals doors into other worlds that blur the line between memories and dreams—and the slightest misstep can change history forever.

At least, that's if they believe the trembling old man who shows up claiming to know them. "There's a reason you're in the house," he tells them. "As gatekeepers, we must make sure only those events that are supposed to happen get through to the future."

The problem is that horrors beyond description wait on the other side of those gates. As if that weren't enough, the Kings are also menaced by sinister forces on this side—like the dark, ancient stranger Taksidian, who wants them out now.

Xander, David, and Toria must venture beyond the gates to save their missing mother—and discover how truly high the stakes have become.

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. Marguerite, the little girl David saved in the French village, grew up to become instrumental in the eradication of small pox. His heroism saved millions of people from contracting the disease. Do you believe that the things we do--whether good or bad--have a domino or ripple effect on many others?
  2. Can you think of something you've done that had a direct effect on people beyond the ones with whom you had direct contact?
  3. Confused by events and needing advice, Xander drives the family car to the jail to see Dad, even though he doesn't have a driver's license. Do you think it's ever okay to break rules--even laws? If so, was this one of those times? What should Xander have done?
  4. Continuing his aggressive efforts to rescue Mom, Xander is willing to send Toria to the Civil War. David thinks she's too young and should not be put in such danger. In such a situation, would you have been more like Xander or David? Why?
  5. David says the family needs help, and he's willing to trust Jesse to get it. At first, Xander doesn't trust Jesse. Does trusting people come easy to you? Has there been a time when you trusted someone when you shouldn't have? What happened?
  6. There are many theories about time travel affecting the past. Some say it can't happen because then the people who went back in time should never have known about a world without the change (for example, they would have grown up with the change already affecting them). What do you think of the whole concept of time travel? Can you think of reasons that it should not be possible? (Don't think too hard about this one. I did once and my head exploded.)

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Gatekeepers, Robert Liparulo

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The house talks. It breathes. And it's hungry.

The Kings have been in the creepy old place, their new home, for only a few days, but they've experienced enough terror to last a lifetime. And the mystery is growing even more baffling. Shadowy and shifting, the big house conceals doors into other worlds that blur the line between memories and dreams—and the slightest misstep can change history forever.

At least, that's if they believe the trembling old man who shows up claiming to know them. "There's a reason you're in the house," he tells them. "As gatekeepers, we must make sure only those events that are supposed to happen get through to the future."

The problem is that horrors beyond description wait on the other side of those gates. As if that weren't enough, the Kings are also menaced by sinister forces on this side—like the dark, ancient stranger Taksidian, who wants them out now.

Xander, David, and Toria must venture beyond the gates to save their missing mother—and discover how truly high the stakes have become.

More Information

Length 320 Pages
Series Dreamhouse Kings
Publication Date September 29, 2009
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595547290
ISBN-13 9781595547293
Height 8.3"
Width 5.4"