(From the publisher):
Zachary is an apprentice in the Interhistorical Alliance, protecting history from the evil Scatterers. While waiting in Tucson for his ghostly mentor, Maria, he's given a mysterious portal made by his uncle Zamiel. Years ago, Zamiel was killed in a car accident, but now Zachary wonders if his uncle could have somehow survived.
Upon his return to The Connedim -- a place connecting the past and the future -- Zachary discovers that Zamiel was well known in the Alliance before his disappearance. Unfortunately, it seems that Zamiel's loyalties now lie with the Scatterers, but Zachary can't believe his uncle is really a Scatterer. The only way to discover the truth is to find Zamiel. Zachary knows the portal his uncle made is the key, if only he could figure out how to use it.
Original title: The Legend of Zamiel Zimbalist
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy