Monday, February 2, 2015

ARC Review: The Gatekeeper's son (The Gatekeeper's Son #1)

The Gatekeeper's Son (The Gatekeeper's Son) by C.R. Fladmark

Publisher: The Shokunin Publishing Company, 2014
313 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Junya’s grandfather is a billionaire who keeps the secret to his success hidden in a heavily guarded safe.
His mother is a martial artist who wields a razor-sharp katana—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 Japan, and through hidden portals to the top of the ancient Japanese Izumo Shinto shrine, to places where death and violence are a way of life. And in a mystical world he’s never imagined, he finds his true destiny.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book for what it was, a male fantasy novel and I could see myself giving this authors books another go. But most of this book was heaps of Young Adult for me to handle. I like my YA's dont get me wrong but sometimes they need just a little bit more.

It takes great skills to write a novel for both men and young adult men, as this is C.R. Fladmarks debut novel he deserves every good review he gets for this novel.

Lost of fighting (What men and Young men like), your prerequisite cute girl, secrets out the wazoo, ninjas and a badguy who helps Junya for his own ends, That was the good stuff.

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