The Gateway is an exciting, action-packed series from Hardie Grant Egmont, written by Cerberus Jones. The series focuses on The Gateway Hotel, which is a hotel for aliens on earth. It follows Amelia and her family who have left their home in the city to come and run the Gateway Hotel.
The first book in the series, The Four-Fingered Man, introduces readers to the characters and the creepy Gateway Hotel. It has been cared for by a strange old man called Tom for many years, and he is often seen creeping around the hotel and doing things he shouldn’t. Tom is only one of many strange people that Amelia and her friend Charlie meet at the hotel. They soon meet Miss Ardman and are both drawn to her mysterious luggage. Amelia senses that something strange is going on and when she overhears her parents talking she knows that she is right. It is one night when they are following Miss Ardman that they discover who she really is and uncover the mysteries of the Gateway Hotel.
I love The Gateway series! It is perfect for kids who want a quick read that’s fast-paced and will hook them. There are currently four books in the series and hopefully more to come. Check them out below:
The Gateway #1: The Four-Fingered Man
When Amelia’s parents decide to reopen the creepy old hotel at the edge of Forgotten Bay, she and her new friend Charlie quickly discover that the place is much more than they bargained for.
The Gateway is no ordinary hotel – and its guests aren’t just visiting from other cities and towns!
The Gateway #2: The Warriors of Brin-Hask
The Gateway Hotel is open for business, and Amelia and Charlie are awaiting their newest intergalactic arrivals, the fearsome Warriors of Brin-Hask.
But the kids soon discover that the Brin-Hask aren’t their only new guests. A plague of rats has infested the hotel’s kitchen, but these are no ordinary rats…
The Gateway #3: The Midnight Mercenary
A ferocious storm has struck the Gateway Hotel – and so has the hotel’s most terrifying intergalactic visitor yet. Why has he come? Who is he after?
With their families and the hotel in grave danger, it’s up to Amelia and Charlie to save the day…
The Gateway #4: The Ancient Starship
When an ancient starship is discovered in the deserts of Egypt, Amelia’s dad is whisked away to help.
Meanwhile, as the first human guests begin arriving at the hotel, Amelia and Charlie soon realise they’re hiding just as many secrets as their visitors from across the galaxy…
Cerberus Jones is the three-headed writing team made up of Chris Morphew (author of The Phoenix Files), Rowan McAuley (Go Girl! series) and David Harding (Robert Irwin’s Dinosaur Hunter series). Chris the architect of the stories, who weaves the team’s ideas into story outlines, Rowan is the chief writer, who expands the outlines into stories, and David is the editor and checks for continuity. They certainly make a great team! Check out this video of them talking about their series: