The only thing 17-year-old Jon Parker wants is to escape his sleepy Arkansas hometown. But everything changes when Jon stumbles into the boys' bathroom and transforms into a black panther.
Without choice, Jon is thrust into a world where parallel universes are real, shapeshifters exist, and dangerous intruders control the elements with a mere thought. Like it or not, Jon's new mission is to protect our world from intruders from other worlds.
But is it a mission Jon will accept? Haunted by his past and facing an uncertain future, Jon struggles to know who he can trust. Ultimately, his decision will impact the people he loves - and our whole world.
About Guardians of the Portal, a YA fantasy series
The Portal & the Panther is the first book in the young adult contemporary fantasy series, the Guardians of the Portal. The second book, The Girl Between Worlds, is already available. Portal ends on a cliff-hanger, but fear not! Girl picks up the story where Portal leaves off. The third book, The Rook & the King will be out in May 2015.