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Product Details

  • Paperback: 422 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449924182
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449924188
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,867,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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You may prosper, but life has many surprises. "The Gatekeepers" tells the story of an Irish family facing the return of their cousins, and the dark secret that binds them all to their ancestral farm. "The Gatekeepers" is a riveting read, recommended. Midwest Book Review

The writing is yet again beautiful and poetic and the story rich and intriguing, although this time there's a different overall mood. Where The Red Gate is a tale of mystery, discovery and finding your place in the world, The Gatekeepers is much more about family, sacrifice, love and hope. Bersdaba,The Netherlands

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A secret family legacy invites betrayal. Again.
Finn has raised a fine flock of sheep and children, but his sister and her family are returning to the farm, lost cousins are arriving soon from America and a wart of reprisal is raging only miles away. Who can he and Claire trust, when behind every door lurks a new threat. How can they keep their ancient secret safe?

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C.J. GOOD (wellness practitioner) on October 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Gatekeepers: The story of the O'Deirg secret continues, 10 years later (Volume 1) by Richard Sutton chronicles the lives of an Irish family who must protect an ancient secret. Tragedy unravels everything for them, and their simple traditional life is turned upside-down.

"Gatekeepers" is filled with adventure, mystery, tragedy, love, emotion and human conscience. A historical novel rarely has the ability to make me understand things about my own awareness, and yet, Gatekeepers simply did. I was unable to lay this book aside; I was totally enraptured by the spellbinding story. I felt as if I were standing in the places he described.

The character development is beyond any novel I have recently read. Richard Sutton has a true gift for understanding the human condition. He is skilled at translating emotions for the rest of us to comprehend.

I truly enjoyed this book of Irish fiction. If you are worried that the plot seems to be a bit too "Irish" for you, don't be concerned; give this series a try. While certain aspects may be extraordinary, the reality is, this novel has so much truth to it you will be highly entertained.

"Gatekeepers" is well written, well-crafted, intriguing and enjoyable. Each character comes to life. I also recommend Richard Sutton's previous novel "The Red Gate."

C.J. Good, Author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bersaba on July 10, 2011
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A more than worthy successor to The Red Gate.

The writing is yet again beautiful and poetic and the story rich and intriguing, although this time there's a different overall mood. Where The Red Gate is a tale of mystery, discovery and finding your place in the world, The Gatekeepers is much more about family, sacrifice, love and hope. I like how Sutton uses the landscape and weather to set the mood for the story, almost as if they were part of the cast of characters.

Speaking of characters: I was happy to see my favourite character Finn return in a leading role and loved to see how he interacted with his family. He might seem to think you're better born lucky than smart, but he's got his own kind of wisdom that makes him a memorable character.

I hope Sutton will continue to add to his O'Deirg Family Saga, or maybe write about the family history of other characters (like Cora) as this book made me hungry for more.

Why should you read it:
If you like historical stories with a hint of the supernatural you really should try this saga.
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In this sequel to the Red Gate author Richard Sutton seamlessly continues the saga of an Irish family charged with keeping an ancient secret.
The O'Dierg's lives are rich with love and hope but also have their share of tragedy, sacrifice and old family skeletons. Their story of war, cousins arriving from America, strange connections and the old family secret flowed, blending fiction and history nicely. The author's descriptions in this novel are poetic. I wanted to be there.
The only distraction for me was the need for some conceptual editing.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book aloud, by candlelight, to a 94 yr.old Irishwoman during a hurricane.(Sandy.) She enjoyed it as well.
If you enjoy historic novels, you will enjoy this story. I am hoping the author continues the saga.
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Richard Sutton's ability to paint a rich picture of the Irish countryside and to portray a warm and loving Irish family continues undiminished in this sequel to The Red Gate.

Even in the countryside, the O'Deirgs are unable to avoid involvement in the violence of Ireland's fight for independence, and the sudden arrival of their unknown American cousins doesn't make it easier. But through it all, their mysterious secret gives them hope.

The rather remarkable mystical connection of the O'Deirg women is mirrored in the American aboriginal background of their new family connection. Can they keep their secret from her? Should they?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 8, 2010
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You may prosper, but life has many surprises. "The Gatekeepers" tells the story of an Irish family facing the return of their cousins, and the dark secret that binds them all to their ancestral farm. A followup to 'The Red Gate', Richard Sutton's previous novel in the series, he focuses the story on Finn and Claire, the two who have remained in Ireland all these years. "The Gatekeepers" is a riveting read, recommended.
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More About the Author

A former commune-dwelling goat herding hippie and guitar picker turned tree planter and ski mechanic, illustrator, wood carver and carpenter; author Richard Sutton left college and hitch-hiked to New York in 1972 with forty dollars in his pocket and no preconceptions.

"There, I met my wife, worked in advertising and design until I was an empty, hollow shell, then ran a retail gallery, becoming an Indian Trader in 1985."

More travel followed along with a home in New Mexico. He finally saw the light of day and began to write fiction more or less full-time, in 1996.

An historical fiction/fantasy The Red Gate began it all in 2009, then a sequel, The Gatekeepers in 2010. 2011, saw the release of his first SciFi novella, Home, and Troll, a prehistoric-fantasy followed in 2012. 2014, Back to Santa Fe was released April 1st, writing as WT Durand and On Parson's Creek, a YA mystery was just released in October. He lives with his wife and their cats, raccoons and other fuzzy boarders in New York.

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