Welcome to author, Teresa Joyce Jackson's,

Mystic Gates Books  website, for Young Adult Readers of Magical Realism

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The Book of Gates​ portal.

Smothered by Light
Glimpse the upcoming second

book in the series.

Special feature!

Dead Moon Awakens
Preview the first book in the series.

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      In this young adult, fantasy-adventure, an ancient Cherokee myth collides with Celtic magick and four contemporary young teens.
      The earliest historical reference to the mythical dragon-serpent, the Uktena, and its powerful and magical talisman, the Ulunsuti, is from the 1762 memoirs of Lt. Henry Timberlake, a Virginian officer who volunteered on a peace mission to live among the Cherokee people, or Ani-Yunwiya. While staying with the Cherokees, Lt. Timberlake discovered that one Ulunsuti remained, hidden and controlled by two women and the conjurer who had captured it. Within the “fictional” world of the 
Mystic Gates Books, those three were the first generation of Ulunsuti Holders.

     Mystic Gates is the story of the thirteenth generation—the last generation who could reverse the prophecy and break the curse . . . the last chance for us all.

A tale of Cherokee myth and Celtic magic

. . . whispered  through  the  trees