Beckoning of the Gate

(2 customer reviews)

The only life Santha Lathagin has ever known has become her prison. Vicious gossip is everywhere. Whispers of a scandal have turned to accusations of murder, and fingers are pointing her way. Feeling powerless and alone, she yearns for escape.

When Santha stumbles upon a small, rusted key in the forest near her home, it seems her silent pleas have been answered. Awakened by her touch, the key demands to be heard—and she is not the only one to heed its call.

Thrust into a world only glimpsed in the stories of her childhood—of faeries and princes and eldritch magick— Santha sets out to unlock its secrets. But uncovering the truth has its own perils, and as the key’s influence grows, she will be left with a choice: survival or sacrifice.

But will it truly be hers to make?

… All the while, in the north, something ancient stirs. A great power that could unravel the very threads of existence.

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Book Details

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

430 pages







Release date

7 October 2021




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Benjamin J. Ryan

Benjamin J. Ryan

Born and raised in the tropical heat of North Queensland, Australia, Benjamin (Ben, Benji, Benny, Benno, take your pick) has always had his nose in books of magic, heroes, and the supernatural. He started writing at the age of fifteen, an enthusiasm that has become a passion and a habit, as well as a distraction from his profession as a qualified physiotherapist. When not writing or working, he enjoys dallying in the worlds created by his beloved books, films, and games. Beckoning of the Gate is the first entry in his debut fantasy series: The Vāyilian Threads. And old gods willing, it won’t be his last.

2 reviews for Beckoning of the Gate

  1. nyx

    This book was absolutely amazing. If I was give the chance to read this book for the first time again, I would. It was brilliant.

  2. Isabella

    Amazing job with the first book! I couldn’t put it down. 100% a good book to read, if you haven’t already read it, go read it. I guaranteed you won’t be disappointed!😍👌😊💯

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