The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate

Marty Chan's young adult novel tells the story of a young Harry Houdini, who will stop at nothing to save his brother.

Marty Chan

Ehrich Weisz, who will grow up to become the illusionist Harry Houdini, will follow his brother Dash anywhere — even through a portal, where he encounters a surreal steampunk fantasy world that's nothing like the 1888 New York they left behind. Now he must navigate this brave new world, find his brother and get back home — before it's too late. The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate is an action-packed adventure read.

The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate is for readers ages 12 and up.

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Ehrich reached the edge of the cemetery and heard a low hum. He moved past the grave markers toward the source until he saw his brother. In the middle of the graveyard, Dash had set up a bizarre contraption that looked like the skeletal frame of a teepee without the buffalo hide. A Medusa's head of wires sprouted from a large copper box at the base of the pole. Azure tendrils of plasma energy lazily swirled around the cylinder and rotor blades spun until they were perpendicular to the ground. The loud whine grew louder until Ehrich had to cover his ears.

A slit appeared in the heart of the tube. The glowing opening widened slowly like a cat's eye.

To Ehrich's astonishment, the horizon of a blood red sky dawned in the newly formed gateway. Giant sentinels in iron armour lined the parapets of a walled city. Brass gate doors loomed in the foreground. Dash stood up and stepped toward the shimmering portal.

Ehrich finally found his voice. "Dash! What are you doing?"

From The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate by Marty Chan ©2013. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

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