The Gatekeeper's Staff: An Old Gods Story (Paperback)

The Gatekeeper's Staff: An Old Gods Story By Antoine Bandele, Fiona McLaren (Editor), Arthur Bowling (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Antoine Bandele, Fiona McLaren (Editor), Arthur Bowling (Illustrator)
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TJ Young has been surrounded by magic his entire life, yet he has never tapped into it... until now.

Fourteen-year-old TJ grew up normal in a secret community of gifted diviners in the heart of modern-day Los Angeles. His powerful sister was ordained to lead his people into a new age of prosperity, but her mysterious death in Nigeria threatens to destroy the very foundations of TJ's world.

Desperate to pick up where his sister left off and uncover the secrets behind her questionable death, TJ commits himself to unlocking the magical heritage that has always eluded him. So he enrolls in Camp Olosa-a remedial magic school for the divinely less-than-gifted in the humid swamps of New Orleans.

But little does he know, TJ is destined to cross paths with powerful spirits of old thought lost to time: the Orishas.

Delve into this young adult fantasy based on the mythology of the West African gods, where TJ will encounter unlikely allies, tough-as-gatorhide instructors, and the ancient secrets of the Orishas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781951905163
ISBN-10: 1951905164
Publisher: Bandele Books
Publication Date: June 19th, 2021
Pages: 418
Language: English