What begins as a rather unremarkable Tuesday quickly turns to disaster when Lucy, the Gatekeeper's deputy, discovers that her boss has vanished and the door connecting Lucy's world to the next world over is broken — and it all might be Lucy's fault. To save the Gatekeeper and set things right, Lucy must break the rules for the first time ever and journey with an otherworldly boy, a suspiciously sneaky girl, and a crew of magical bees into the seven worlds beyond her own.
But Lucy isn't the only one breaking the rules. As dangers gather around her, she learns she's up against a sinister force that's playing with the delicate fabric of time and space, no matter what the deadly costs or consequences. Lucy's never had to save the world before — and now, somehow, she's got to find a way to save eight of them. This otherworldly middle grade story is perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and Stranger Things.
"As they team up with the daughter of an interworld smuggler, they realize that not only have all the gatekeepers from all the worlds disappeared, but that the original gatecutting scissors are also gone. There are many twists and turns and not all is as it seems: there are bees that can spell, thistle-backed thrunts that kill, and shrink-wrap that can make large objects portable.... A new and entertaining fantasy for middle grade readers." — Deanna McDaniel, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Apr 9, 2019|