Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.
And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?
As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?
As most of you will already know, I’m a huge fan of The Star Child series by Stephanie Keyes. So imagine my delight when I heard that she was releasing The Last Protector, a novella based on Kellen’s friend Gabe! At first, I was a little apprehensive because up until now, Kellen and Cali had been the main characters and I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Gabe taking centre stage. However, when I started to read it, all those fears vanished. I enjoyed reading about what Gabe’s life was like before he met Kellen and how they ended up being such large parts of each other’s lives. The part where he leaves Valerie to go and chase after the black-haired kid he’s been dreaming about was my favourite: it symbolised him leaving his old life behind to start the journey that would eventually see him standing by Kellen’s side in the Battle of Dublin. Stephanie Keyes is a terrific fantasy author and I would highly recommend her books to anyone looking for something a little different or who fancies getting into what is a very diverse and enjoyable genre.
About the Author
Stephanie Keyes grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent years traveling and working as a Corporate Trainer before she made the decision to pen her first novel. As a teen, her family always accused her of having an “overactive imagination.” Now, she’s encouraged to keep her head in the clouds and share her world with readers.
Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and The Star Catcher, all from by Inkspell Publishing. The Fallen Stars was a 2013 semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. The Star Child has topped the Amazon best-seller list several times since its 2012 release. Steph writes YA novels because she’s a hopeless romantic who lives to believe that Magick truly does exist. She is hard at work on a new YA novel.
*Author photos courtesy of Kristina Serafini Photo
Where it all began!
Here are the other books in the Star Child series.