Welcome to Author Teresa Joyce Jackson's

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

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The Book of Gates​ portal.

Mother Moon Smothers
Glimpse the upcoming second

book in the series.

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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 magic 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 Memoirs of Lt. Henry Timberlake: The Story of a Soldier, Adventurer, and Emissary to the Cherokees, 1756-1765. Lt. Timberlake was a Virginian officer who volunteered on a peace mission to live among the Cherokee people, or Ani-Yunwiya. While staying with the Cherokees, he discovered that one Ulunsuti remained, hidden and controlled by two women, and the conjurer who had captured the talisman. Within the fictional
 world of this series, Mystic Gates, those three human beings were the first generation of Ulunsuti Holders.

     Mystic Gates is the story of the thirteenth generation—the last-chance generation who can reverse the prophecy. The last-chance generation who can break the curse . . . the last chance for all human beings.

A tale of Cherokee myth and Celtic magic

. . . whispered  through  the  trees