The Portal and the Panther
Guardians of the Portal Book One
Author: R.A. Marshall
Date Published: December 19, 2014
Publisher: Empty House Books
The only thing seventeen year-old Jon Parker wants is to escape his sleepy hometown of Mecksville, Arkansas. But everything changes when Jon stumbles into the boys’ bathroom and transforms into a black panther.
Without choice, Jon is thrust into a world where parallel universes are real, shapeshifters exist, and dangerous “intruders” can control the elements with a mere thought. Jon learns he’s inherited his shapeshifting ability from his long-dead mother, and now, like it or not, his mission is to protect our world from invaders from other worlds.
But is it a mission Jon will accept? His decision will impact the people he loves -- and our whole world.
A young adult fantasy novel for people who like shapeshifters and complex relationships.