This is one of my favorite books! It has a lot of action packed scenes and is a book with magic. It also has like fake things. Really it is about a kid named Matt who had been brought to a foster home and it was and evil town who wanted to sacrifice him to the old ones. The old ones are these evil beings that want to make the world ruined. Matt and four others have to keep the gates ,that the old one are trying to get through,closed. This black magic story is one that when you start reading it you can't put it back down.