Through the supernatural gifts of five orphaned sisters, a gateway to the gods has emerged from a clearing in the deep forests of the Middle Lands and, with it, a priestess clan of holy terror and unmatchable progress. The Gateway tells the interconnecting stories of two of their descendants, Seers caught in a struggle for meaning, change, and survival amid unceasing clashes of ambition, prejudice, and animal desire. When Moishays' mother conceals the signs of his gift from The Clan on the day of his birth, he becomes the first male seer in over three centuries. The beloved pawn of his spirit mentor, Guide, a personal threat to the Queen whose clan he hopes to join, and an object of infatuation to one love sick Clan Daughter, Moishays must choose between becoming what he hopes to be or emerging into the man he is meant to be. When Bretnay's caravan is waylaid by barbarians, neither her gift of "sight," her position as heiress apparent, nor her naive vision of reality provide the emotional tools needed to deal with the horrors of the Outland. Injured, betrayed, bereft, far from her spirit mentor, Bretnay strives to find strength in her darker nature, striving to meet brutality with cunning, without losing herself in the process.