THE GATEKEEPER'S SON
C.R. Fladmark's Award-Winning debut novel
Junya’s grandfather is a billionaire who keeps the secret to his success hidden in a safe. His mother is a martial artist who wields a fierce katana sword—and seems to read his mind. And a mysterious girl in a Japanese school uniform can knock him over—literally—with just a look.
What do they know that he doesn’t?
Junya’s life takes a dangerous turn on his sixteenth birthday, when someone sets out to destroy not only the family’s business empire—the one that he’s set to inherit—but Junya himself. He’s fighting for his life, and doesn’t know who to trust.
What has his family been keeping from him?
Junya’s journey takes him from the narrow streets of San Francisco to the top of the ancient Japanese Izumo Shinto shrine, and through hidden portals to places that have no names. And in a mystical world he’s never imagined, he finds his true destiny.
The Gatekeeper's Son won Foreword Review's INDIEFAB 2014 Book of the Year Award (Fantasy) in a competition with over 1500 other entrants!
The novel was also finalist in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards and won Silver in the 27th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards