The house talks. It breathes. And it’s hungry.
The Kings have been in the creepy old place—their new home—for only a few days, but they’ve experienced enough terror to last a lifetime. And the mystery is growing even more baffling. Shadowy and shifting, the big house conceals doors into other worlds that blur the line between memories and dreams—and the slightest misstep can change history forever.
At least, that’s if they believe the trembling old man who shows up claiming to know them. “There’s a reason you’re in the house,” he says. “As gatekeepers we must make sure only the events that are supposed to happen get through to the future.”
The problem is that horrors beyond description wait on the other side of the gates. As if that wasn’t enough to terrify the family, they are also menaced by sinister forces on this side—like the dark, ancient stranger who wants them out now.
The siblings must venture beyond the gates to save their missing mother—and discover how truly high the stakes have become.
“If you like creepy and mysterious, this is the house for you! Every room opens a door to magic, true horror, and amazing surprises. I loved wandering around in these books. With a house of so many great, haunting stories, why would you ever want to go outside?” —R.L. Stine, bestselling author of the Fear Street and Goosebumps Series
• Book 3 in the Dreamhouse Kings series
• Book 1:
House of Dark Shadows • Book 2:
Watcher in the Woods • Book 3:
Gatekeepers • Book 4:
Timescape • Book 5:
Whirlwind • Book 6:
Frenzy • Fast-paced, time travel YA
• Book length: appr. 60,000 words
• Includes reading group guide