So, why did I rewrite The Fallen Gatekeepers when it was just named a finalist for Fantasy in the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards? Truth is, I was never that happy with the novel. It felt rushed (because it was). To me, Junya's final confrontation with Bartholomew wasn't very satisfying. The intent was never to make Junya 'The One', yet it kind of turned out that way. I also didn't like that Junya used guns in the final confrontation. One reason was the recent school shootings, but the bigger reason was it made things too easy for him. Junya needed to fight Bartholomew and the Evil Ones using only what he had inside himself. I've also added more detail to parts of the book which I think makes it a far more enjoyable read.
I also received several reviews from readers who hadn't read the first novel, The Gatekeeper's Son, and were frustrated because they had no idea who some of the characters were that just 'appeared' in the second book. And even those who had read the first novel suggested they would've liked a refresh, so I've made the book far more 'user friendly' that way. Being an author is an ongoing learning experience and I'm not above listening to my readers.
Even if you've already read the original version, I think you will enjoy the Extended Edition. While the overall story remains unchanged, most early readers have said it's a far better story. I hope you enjoy it and as always, I appreciate any reviews you are willing provide on Amazon, Goodreads, etc.