Thanks to the mysterious stone statue that allows him to travel through time, Sam Faulkner now knows where his father is — a dungeon in Transylvania — and even when his father is — the late fifteenth century. To rescue him, Sam must find the seven coins that will allow him to travel there as well. So he sets off on a desperate journey through the ages, visiting ancient Greece, prehistory, Pompeii — even Chicago in 1932, where he meets his seven-year-old grandfather! But when Sam finally reaches his father, he finds him sick, dying, raving...and with plans for the stone statue beyond his wildest dreams. Booklist said of The Book of Time, "Readers will be scrambling for the second novel in this planned trilogy." The Gate of Days keeps up the pace and kicks up the stakes for an adventure that's worth the rush.