Gateway to Fourline (The Fourline Trilogy Book 1)
Author : Pam Brondos
Publisher : Skyscape
Release : December 1, 2015
Genre : Teens
Years before, a gateway opened between their world and ours. Sending one young woman through may be the key to survival for the kingdom of Fourline.
Strapped for cash, college student Natalie Barns agrees to take a job at a costume shop. Sure, Estos—her classmate who works in the shop—is a little odd, but Nat needs the money for her tuition.
Then she stumbles through the mysterious door behind the shop—and her entire universe transforms.
Discovering there’s far more to Estos than she ever imagined, Nat gets swept up in an adventure to save his homeland, an incredible world filled with decaying magic, deadly creatures, and a noble resistance of exiled warriors battling dark forces. As she struggles with her role in an epic conflict and wrestles with her growing affection for a young rebel, Soris, Nat quickly learns that nothing may go as planned…and her biggest challenge may be surviving long enough to make it home.
From the Editor
Gateway to Fourline sits at a crossroads of our everyday world and a wholly different one—a world with fading echoes of magic, rife with vicious beings, and bursting with intoxicating adventure. What I first fell in love with is the book’s innocent honesty that harkens back to the tales I devoured as a young adult. Stories of the hero’s journey, of building the will to fight for what’s most important, and of the discovery of first love. As I read deeper, the story let me indulge in my most sought-after dreams of uncovering a world within a world—like the one discovered by Quentin in The Magicians or even the one Lucy found at the back of a wardrobe.
As Natalie, the protagonist, struggles with issues that we can all relate to—money, aspirations, family—she is thrust into a battle in Fourline, an unknown realm that she has no place in. But once there, Natalie discovers a will and spirit in herself that are nothing short of heroic. Her transformation from average college student to Warrior Sister made me wonder if I would find similar bravery and honor at my core if I were in her shoes. Of course, that’s what I’ve always hoped for whenever I’ve met characters like Natalie in my favorite adventure stories—that I, too, would rise above incomprehensible odds. Unlike Natalie, I’ve never had the chance to test my mettle, but perhaps that’s for the best, because as Natalie struggles in both our world and in Fourline, the path is anything but easy.
I am continually impressed by the story that debut author Pam Brondos has written. It is so supremely satisfying that it’s hard to imagine she could expand upon it further. But she’s done just that with the continuation of Natalie’s journey in the second and third books in the trilogy, both releasing in early 2016.
Langue : English
File size : 1 Mo
Format : EPUB