I am a great Anthony Horowitz fan, but until now hadn't read any of the Gatekeepers books. I have been "pestered" by a 6th grade boy to read the series. I started late Saturday night and could not put the book down.
Matt is the 14 year-old main character. His parents died in a tragic car crash...one that Matt foretold. For the past eight years he's been in and out of trouble. Finally he is "sentenced" to live with a very strange old woman on an isolated farm in Lesser Malling, England. She, along with the inhabitants of the town are witches. Matt is involved in a classic fight between the good and evil forces in the world. The Old Ones are ready to unleash evil from a gate beween our world and a strange circle of stones. Think Stonehenge. As Matt is laying on a stone slab, ready to have his heart cut out, his magical powers are realized. Read the book and be warned. There are more gates opening. Read Evil Star, Book 2 of the Gatekeepers!