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Book Two of the The Gatekeeper's Son Series
NEW Extended Edition available October 18th, 2018 

The Fallen Gatekeepers

The Shokunin Publishing Co.
385 pages

Second Edition – Extended Version
ISBN: 978-0-9937776-6-0 (eBook)
ISBN: 978-0-9937776-7-7 (trade paperback)

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Finalist NIEA 2018 Awards
 for Best Fantasy!

"Teenage yearning is at the core of this sequel... Action fans won't be disappointed, though, as the heroes train a youthful army (of Gatekeepers) to battle the Evil Ones." - Kirkus Reviews

Family expectations. Japanese girl-warriors. Alternate worlds. Shape-shifting lizard-men. Epic sword fights. It’s all a day in the life of Junya Thompson.

It’s been months since sixteen-year-old Junya survived his savage battle with the Evil Ones, but now that he’s back in San Francisco he's still feeling the effects. His limp is slow to heal, his shoulder aches from the bite that should have killed him, and black poison lingers in his blood, tainting his life energy.

The Gatekeepers of Izumo Oyashiro, land of the gods, fear he’s been permanently affected and are reluctant to allow him to return to their realm. His own mother, once a Gatekeeper herself, seems guarded and suspicious around him.

The only one not keeping Junya at arm’s length these days is Shoko – the deadly warrior who dresses like a Japanese schoolgirl – and despite his worries, Junya can’t help thinking of ways to introduce this ancient guardian of the gods to modern romance.

But when someone in Junya’s world begins brutally slaughtering the shamans of the Earth’s ancient religions, Junya and Shoko realize the Evil Ones are back, apparently stronger than ever. And without the shamans’ worship, the gods grow weak and the gateways between worlds are left unattended. Soon the entire realm of Izumo and the very existence of the Gatekeepers are in jeopardy.

Junya and Shoko devise a bold plan to save Izumo, but it means changing the rules that have governed Gatekeepers for centuries. Even if they succeed, nothing will ever be the same.

Will it be worth the cost?


“Adept world building [and] skillful character development…filled with magic, mayhem, and intrigue.”

Kirkus Reviews

“C.R. Fladmark … managed to take everything I enjoyed about The Gatekeeper’s Son and expanded upon it. The story was well written and engaging enough that I was unable to put it down once I had started reading it. It was one of those books where I had to know what was going to happen next at the end of every chapter. If I had to choose one thing that I thought really stood out about this book it would be how much Junya and his friends have grown as characters. The characters were my favorite part of the last book and I thought Fladmark did a great job delving deeper into the characters and expanding upon them.”

– Shane Jardine, The Arched Doorway

 “The world building the author had done was incredible [and] made me want to be a part of the book.”

– Oz Mikhail, Ozzy the Book Reviewer

 “The second book takes everything from book one and multiplies it. More action, romance …, locations and powers.About the only way I wouldn't [read the next book in the series] would be if the Gatekeepers themselves were trying to stop me.”

– Michael Bates, Goodreads