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The Last Gatekeeper

(The Crown of Fane #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Two worlds. One queen determined to rule both. And one teen girl who stands in her way.

Zanzibar MacKenzie knows she’s a freak. She has EHS – electrical hypersensitivity – which leaves her trying to live a Stone Age life in the twenty-first century: no internet, no phone, no point really.

On her seventeenth birthday she discovers the truth: she can’t stand electricity becau
Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 14th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Katy Haye The heroine, Zan, is seventeen on the day the book starts. There is absolutely a love interest in the rather gorgeous (ok, I'm biassed) Thanriel, and …moreThe heroine, Zan, is seventeen on the day the book starts. There is absolutely a love interest in the rather gorgeous (ok, I'm biassed) Thanriel, and there will be more - I'm working on The Last Dreamseer right now.(less)
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Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Storyline was interesting. But I stopped about 40% in. Zanzibar's insta love was epic. Within the first 30 minutes she was a goner and less than 48 hrs she was in love. That was just beyond unbelievable. It just ruined the story for me. That portion was poorly written. I get it's fiction but it still has to make sense on some level and this was beyond that. I couldn't continue reading.

Maybe I've read too many YA books and the insta love is getting to me but this could have been a better read for
Sep 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maybe-continue
To read or not to read: Read. Although the romance brought my rating down quite a bit, The Last Gatekeeper is otherwise a fantastic story and a must read. Without Thanriel and the stupid twist (view spoiler), it would be a 5 star but, unfortunately, the romance is just too strong, resulting in a mere 3 stars.

Full review here
Norm Davis
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Not a soul
Recommended to Norm by: Reading Deals Review Club
The Last Gatekeeper by Katy Haye

Read on 8/16 to page 37, on 8/19 to page 68, on 8/21 to page 80, on 8/25 to page 104, on 8/26 to page 114, on 8/30 to The End

"I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review." Today I reviewed the Reading Deals Review Club “rules” once again because I was distraught. The rule is actually “Only provide honest, constructive reviews”. Some folks may not notice the difference. But I do.

My 2 star rating is based on Amazon’s 2 star
Cathy Ryan
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
4.5 stars

Up until the day of her 17th birthday, Zanzibar MacKenzie lead a very sheltered life. She always knew she was different, home schooled, no electrical appliances whatsoever in her life or environment and isolated by her EHS. Just how different, she was about to find out. While spending time with her only friend, Em, who lives nearby, and Em’s boyfriend at the beach, Zan thinks she spots a stranger on the cliff watching them.

Returning to the house, she finds her father slumped in the hal
Jan farnworth
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, the author does a great job of setting up the story by sharing with you the crippling decease of EHS that are main character is plagued with and how it separates and makes her unique for her task that is coming. I liked how you slowly discovered this world fane creatures that are needing her to save their world from the slow destruction that is being wrought on them by being connected to Earth. Their a love interest, their sadness and loss and of course their a u ...more
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Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Over all, I really enjoyed this book and the creativeness of the story. It didn't take long to get invested in what was going to happen and the book left me wanting to read more of this universe. If you like true fantasy, with a hint of an urban twist I definitely recommend this book!

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Kelly Clare
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another captivating read from Katy Haye. Big fan.

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Stacey Kym
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC kindly provided by Katy Haye in exchange for an honest review.


'The Last Gatekeeper' is the first novel in 'The Chronicles of Kane' series and my THIRD charming novel by Katy Haye. Having accidentally read the sequel in the series first, I can most assuredly say that you can read either novel in this series as standalones. However, I really enjoyed this first novel - much more so than the sequel - and would recommend reading the first before the second as it really would make th

Olivia Wildenstein
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Faerie and angel folklore collide into one immensely satisfying coming of age story. If The Last Gatekeeper were a statue, I’d say it was whittled to perfection: there are no unnecessary descriptions or dragging introspections. The action is steady, the world and magic system consistent and the characters are VERY likeable.
I was not crazy about the INSTALOVE at the beginning, but it played out nicely, and by the end, you are totally rooting for Zan and Thanriel.
My favorite thing about The Last
Debbie Pierce
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I highly recommend reading The Last Gatekeeper. It is an awesome story of love, duty, magic and power. Zan is part human and part Fane, what humans call Fae. Thanriel is a Talvarrine, what humans think of as Angels. Together they must work to save the planets of Earth and Fane to restore the natural balance. Fane is out to destroy Earth so they can take it over because their planet is dying. Can Zan and Thanriel save both worlds and each other? You will have to read it to find out.
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book that leaves you wanting to read more. Absolutely fantastic and a great author as well
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Zanzibar “Zan” MacKenzie comes home one day to find her father asleep and she is unable to wake him. Then she discovers that her mother is missing in action. She is left all alone not knowing what to do with nowhere to turn. She has been home schooled and without any contact with the outside world except for her two best friends Em and Jamie.

After calling for an ambulance there is a knock at the door. Upon opening the door she sees a stranger standing there. She has never seen this guy before in
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Kathy and it will not be my last
This book is a YA
fantasy novel and I really did enjoy it it very fast paced it will keep you on the edge of your seat i loved the end it will keep you on the edge of your seat it soon became a page turner for me it very well written it so easy to read

I loved all the characters they are were very strong and very likeable
Zan the main character she the heroine she had alway felt she was different to others but why ?
I liked za
J.B (Debbie)
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
he Last Gatekeeper is a fantastic Young Adult fantasy book and the first in a series. Set in England, we meet Zan who is different from other young people. She lives an isolated lifestyle with her parents as she and her mother suffer from a condition that makes them ill around anything electrical. This is an actual illness! Anyway, Zan and her mother are at loggerheads constantly and Zan feels she does not fit in anywhere. However, the disappearance of her mother soon sees Zan on a journey she d ...more
Megan | A Page to Turn
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My rating: 5

Guys! This book!! Way better than I even expected!! Holy crap!

Okay, lets break it down.

Zanzibar, known better as Zan, is a teenage girl who's always lead more of a sheltered life... she was home schooled and had no electricity in her life at all. She was completely isolated. Somewhere deep down, she understood in her own way that all of this was because she was "different".

While having a normal-ish day at the beach with her friends, she thinks she spots a guy up on a cliff, watch
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a very well written story about a seventeen year old girl who discovers that she is the last living gatekeeper. In order to save Earth from destruction she must travel to her mother's home world and seal the last three open gates between Fane and Earth. If she fails at this task, the Fane queen will send an army through the gates that will destroy all life and all structures on Earth. To accomplish the mission, Zan has only the help of Cal, her cousin and a full blooded Fane who has ...more
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zanzibar MacKenzie knows she’s a freak. She has EHS – electrical hypersensitivity – which leaves her trying to live a Stone Age life in the twenty-first century: no internet, no phone, no point really. On her seventeenth birthday she discovers the truth: she can’t stand electricity because she’s half-fae, and her mixed-blood makes her the only person on Earth able to control the gates that link the fae and human worlds. With the help of Thanriel, an angel charged with keeping the worlds in balan ...more
Alisha Webster
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Last Gatekeeper is a rather fast moving book. I like books that are faster moving, but I did find it too fast at certain parts. I didn't warm up to the main character until the end due to the speed of the book. The book starts on Zanzibar's 17th birthday. She doesn't have a lot of back story, but Zanzibar is a sassy/stereotypical teen girl. She doesn't follow directions, she falls in love with a man she hasn't even known for a full week, and she is pretty ignorant of her task. Being ignorant ...more
Joanna Lambert
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The story begins on Zan Mackenzie's seventeenth birthday when after a row with her mother, her father allows her to slip away to the beach to meet her friend Em and her boyfriend Jamie. On her return she finds her father unconscious and her mother missing and is confronted by the mysterious, otherworldly Thanriel (an angel) who explains that like her mother, she is a fane, or fairy. She is also a Gatekeeper and he has come to help her use her powers to save the world from destruction. Her task i ...more
Rhoda Baxter
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very fast paced YA read. Zanzibar lives a very rural life because she has Electrical Hypersensitivity (it’s a real thing, I looked it up!) and generally feels like she’s a bit of a freak. On her 17th birthday everything changes. She finds out she’s part Fae – which explains why she never felt she fit in.
Zan has a fairly sharp and snarky voice, which I liked. The love interest, Thanriel, is a Talvarrine (which is pretty close to an Angel), who doesn’t like wearing a shirt because of the
Rosie Amber
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Last Gatekeeper is a fantasy read and tops the high end of the YA for me because of its storyline for teenager Zanzibar Mackenzie. This is the first book in The Chronicles Of Fane series.

Zan suffers from electric hypersensitivity as does her mother, it means they can have no electrical items in their house, no internet , no phone, no TV. Zan is home-schooled because she couldn't cope with all the electrical interference associated with a school. At home they live a primitive life and Zan fee
Henriette Gyland
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Imagine a world without internet and mobile phones. Imagine being a teenager in that world… Not easy. Zanzibar has always known she was different but when the mysterious Thanriel knocks on her door, she learns that being different has its advantages. With Thanriel and her cousin Cal she’s thrown into a world populated by angels and fairies and discovers that her special abilities are needed to restore the balance between two warring worlds. And life suddenly becomes a lot more complicated…

I love
Stephanie White
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review and I have to say I love it - I hope that this isn't just one book that they continue to build on the story line. We are introduced to the Last Fane Gatekeeper Zanzibar but she of course doesn't know that is what she is. Her mother is a Fane and her father a human - Zanzibar is tasked with closing the last three portals on Fane to save earth from the evil "fairies" - who also happens to be her aunt - and a ho ...more
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I liked the book. I liked the plot line of the story. I just couldn't connect with the main character Zanzibar, so I didn't feel her, like it felt she was to good to be true. The first half was okay. The romance between Thanriel and Zan felt like it was fast but I guess it may be because I didn't connect to the main character. But the story got more interesting when Cal and her crossed to Fane. It got more interesting and liked how it ended. And it seems there may be more books in the series whi ...more
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a half Fae- half human girl,Zan, who is the last Gatekeeper and is the only one person who can save the world from the destructive clutches of the Queen of Fane.She ,along with Thaniel and Cal embarks on this journey of discovering her powers and saving the planet Earth.--
This was a really steady paced pleasant read with a smart,strong and positively feisty protagonist and a equally adorable love interest and a snarky side character.And I think this is a really understood book
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love this. Jut when you're thinking, OK, it's about aliens, there are angels and fairies. And they're going to destroy the world ... Not only that, but Katy Haye's brought to life a group of believable characters to people her world and there's plenty of action to keep you turning the pages. Can't wait to find out what's going to happen next! ...more
Sabrina Nelson
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully done!

Very intriguing storyline.. Couldn't put it down ..

Would recommend for anyone 15 and up (adult theme involved .. Even if it was brought up tastefully).

Zan's life changes on her birthday.. Suddenly she changes from a girl who wants to have a normal life.. To a girl who has to save everyone.. Beautifully done..
Judith Thomson
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable modern fantasy, well written with a fast-paced plot and strong characters. Zan, the heroine, has always known she was different but just how different takes even her by surprise! Exciting story with intriguing love interest. Excellent first novel!
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May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that THE LAST GATEKEEPER by Katy Haye is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

Gill-Marie Stewart
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Second in a great series.
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