The Red Gate

Science Fiction & Fantasy, General Fiction

By Richard Sutton

Publisher : CreateSpace for Saille Tales Books

ABOUT Richard Sutton

Richard Sutton
Former ski mechanic, tree planter, sailboat rigger and adman/designer turned Indian Trader. Originally from San Rafael, CA, Sutton has made his home in NY and in NM for the past 40-some-odd years. He's released four novels so far in his own name, and just released a new one written as W.T. More...


An unexplained drowning...a muddy fall. The story begins with a rainy funeral in Dublin in 1912. A very traditional, Western Irish sheep raising family are harboring a secret holding them to their land and to an ancient promise. A chain of unexpected events, a dark discovery and an ancient secret all threaten their future. In the process of finding the truth, they must put aside personal failings and open up their lives to defend what is rightly theirs.

A devious plan hatched by a greedy academic, may soon reveal their secret to the world. This they must prevent at all cost. Through it all, their good humored manner of removing obstacles, both figurative and solid, reminds the reader that not all sources of strength are apparent. Despite loss and fear, they learn that help can come from sources seen and unseen and soon, they discover their place in the greater world.

Be sure to follow the O'Deirg family's adventures in The Gatekeepers, the sequel, published 2010

My first novel, TRG was inspired by my INdian Arts customers that stopped by our gallery and were looking for ancient spiritual connections with the earth through our handmade items. I wondered why a similar, ancient connection with a more elemental spirtituality might not exist through our European ancestry as well. Being half-Irish through my Grandmother, and having a keen interest in Celtic and pre-Celtic religious thinking, I created outcast shepherd Finn O'Deirg.

Highly Detailed and Wonderful to Read!

The Red Gate brings the story of a family to the reader in such a way that they will feel as if they are actually in the surroundings being described. From start to finish, it is emotionally charged, highly detailed with descriptions so real it is amazing.

The plot is original, well crafted and each character is brought to life in a special way. There is tragedy, love, emotion. So much but yet nothing falls flat. No reader will be disappointed with this first book by Mr. Sutton and they will most certainly be awaiting the next.


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