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A strange rock in the forest. A mysterious crystal. A full moon. An ancient secret. How do you find your way home when you've never left?


Twins Jack and Kaya live in a small seaside town in Australia. When they see a dazzling white light shining from a giant rock in the forest near their home, it takes them on an adventure to a place both familiar and yet like nowhere they
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Published August 8th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published August 4th 2014)
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Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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THE STONE GATE by Mark Mann

Set in the fictional seaside town of Baytown, Australia, 16 year old Kaya and her twin brother, Jack are exploring a rock formation called The Stone Gate on the night of the full moon when they are entranced by a blinding, white light.

Thinking he is being silly, Jack grabs Kaya's hand and pulls her into the light. What happens next stuns both of them.

When they open their eyes they realize something has changed. Baytown is gone. Looking around they realize there are no
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Ami
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this for free for an honest review, and boy am I glad I read it. This story is about two young Aussies, Kaya and Jack, who go through a stone portal in their town of Bayton. They end up traveling to different Dreamings, alternate realities parallel in time. In each reality, or Dreaming, another aspect of climate change and environmental responsibility and consequence is examined. We see a society in which the Aboriginal people live completely off and in equilibrium with the land. We see an ...more
Kris Runyon
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Goodreads for the opportunity to win and read The Stone Gate! I am very excited and will post my review as soon as I have received and read Mark Mann's book.

Update...... Thank you Mark Mann for this wonderful read! I have to say that this story kept me both intrigued and entertained throughout.

No Spoilers Review - I loved this story! I loved the journey with the characters! Set in the fictional town of Baytown, Australia, 16 year old Kaya and her twin brother, Jack, see a dazzling whi
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Susan
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Australian siblings Jack and Kaya accidentally travel back in time by stepping into a stone portal that is active only during the full moon. The book is an account of their effort to get back home, which, as it turns out, isn't so easy to do! Along the way they, they experience what their hometown was like in the past and how it will be in the future. Mann states in a epilogue that he wrote this book to educate people about global warming thr
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Tracey Lampley
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Stone Gate is clever. It plunges you into a different Australia and places a nice spin on climate change. Intriguing, it keeps you turning the pages. The author places a premium on characterization and setting, which was uncanny. One is compelled to delve into the characters of the victims and the villain. The plot was brilliant. This book is well worth its price. I recommend this book as it is a four-star read.

Christian West
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book about a pair of twins who go into alternate realities through a stone gate. The book utilises some Indigenous Australian stories as the basis for the alternate reality gateway which didn't sit too well with me, and it was a tad preachy about climate change, but it had wonderful pacing and was a great story. I'd recommend this for early teens, the writing is a bit too juvenile for older ones. ...more
Angel Wilde
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The Stone Gate". The adventures that Jack and Kaya faced were extraordinary and quite nail-biting. I was on the edge of my seat worrying about them! And with a lesson on global warming mixed in, I'd say this book is a YA winner! I hope it gets the attention it deserves! ...more
JusMe
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Edge of your seat gripping adventure, that takes you on a journey with the characters. Superbly written. This book needs recognition, I look forward to reading more from this author.
Ericka Katwal
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I received this free ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review)

Brother and sister Jack and Kaya live in Australia. Set by the full moon the siblings go back in time and their journey to get back home is not as easy as it seems. They travel to through a stone portal and end up in different realities of time.

The story was great and the transitions that took place in the story was written very nice. The reading was light and easy. I found myself sometimes losing time because I would ge
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