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ISBN13: 9780765326577
ISBN10: 0765326574
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The action-filled opener in an exciting new series about a group of mages exiled to our world, The Lost Gate tells the story of Danny, a teenager who learns he has a unique magical talent — one that can get him killed or return the mages to their home world.
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Publisher Comments:

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them.  While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father.  Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow.   There is a secret library  with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books.  While Dannys cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny  as well.  And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

Review:

"Card's newest series opener can't decide whether it's a thought experiment featuring a nifty magic system, a YA urban fantasy, or a series of fantasy interludes, so it settles for performing all three tasks satisfactorily, if not spectacularly. Danny North, descendant of exiled mages from another world, is taken aback when he comes into his true powers as a gatemage. He could reconnect his people with their long-lost home world, but gatemages are usually killed to maintain a fragile peace among the exiled clans. Fleeing his home, Danny finds refuge and slowly explores his potential, planning to open the first Great Gate in 14 centuries. Meanwhile, on the far-off world of Westil, a young gatemage named Wad finds love, conspiracies, and betrayal in a remote castle while struggling to recall his hazy past. Though occasionally uneven and meandering, this ambitious tale is well crafted, highly detailed, and pleasantly accessible. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Review:

"Card's latest novel demonstrates his ability to create youthful protagonists whose coming-of-age resonates with depth and meaning even as they become the fulcrum of events on a grand scale." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The New York Times-bestselling creator of Ender Wiggin returns with a brand-new hero in a brilliant new urban fantasy series about a clan of mages in exile in our world, living in uneasy truce with other clans until Dan North's birth brings the flames of open war back to life.

Synopsis:

Danny North grew up in a family of gods - the poor remnants of the mages who once went by names like Odin, Thor, and Freya.  When the gates that led to their home world of Westil were closed by Loki in 632 a.d., they lost much of their power.  When Danny realizes that he is a gatemage, he has to flee the family compound in western Virginia and make his own way in the world, at least until he learns how to control his gift and reopen a gate between the worlds. Not only does he face the ordinary dangers of a teenager trying to survive on his own in America, and the mages who would kill him if they realized what he was, but also, if he ever succeeds in opening a gate to Westil, he can expect to be stripped of all his power by the Gate Thief, who seems determined to keep all gates closed.

Synopsis:

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow.  There is a secret library  with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Dannys cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny  as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

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About the Author

Orson Scott Card was born in Richland, Washington in 1951 and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. The author of numerous books in several genres, Card is best known for Ender's Game. He teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University, and lives with his family in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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tealswirls, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by tealswirls)
Loved this book!! I loved the parallelism of modern day with Norse mythology. Great plot with suspense and great descriptions. Looking forward to the sequel!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765326577
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Mither Mages
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 3
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.6 x 4.2 x 1.25 in

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Product details 464 pages Tor Books - English 9780765326577 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The action-filled opener in an exciting new series about a group of mages exiled to our world, The Lost Gate tells the story of Danny, a teenager who learns he has a unique magical talent — one that can get him killed or return the mages to their home world.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Card's newest series opener can't decide whether it's a thought experiment featuring a nifty magic system, a YA urban fantasy, or a series of fantasy interludes, so it settles for performing all three tasks satisfactorily, if not spectacularly. Danny North, descendant of exiled mages from another world, is taken aback when he comes into his true powers as a gatemage. He could reconnect his people with their long-lost home world, but gatemages are usually killed to maintain a fragile peace among the exiled clans. Fleeing his home, Danny finds refuge and slowly explores his potential, planning to open the first Great Gate in 14 centuries. Meanwhile, on the far-off world of Westil, a young gatemage named Wad finds love, conspiracies, and betrayal in a remote castle while struggling to recall his hazy past. Though occasionally uneven and meandering, this ambitious tale is well crafted, highly detailed, and pleasantly accessible. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "Card's latest novel demonstrates his ability to create youthful protagonists whose coming-of-age resonates with depth and meaning even as they become the fulcrum of events on a grand scale."
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times-bestselling creator of Ender Wiggin returns with a brand-new hero in a brilliant new urban fantasy series about a clan of mages in exile in our world, living in uneasy truce with other clans until Dan North's birth brings the flames of open war back to life.
"Synopsis" by ,

Danny North grew up in a family of gods - the poor remnants of the mages who once went by names like Odin, Thor, and Freya.  When the gates that led to their home world of Westil were closed by Loki in 632 a.d., they lost much of their power.  When Danny realizes that he is a gatemage, he has to flee the family compound in western Virginia and make his own way in the world, at least until he learns how to control his gift and reopen a gate between the worlds. Not only does he face the ordinary dangers of a teenager trying to survive on his own in America, and the mages who would kill him if they realized what he was, but also, if he ever succeeds in opening a gate to Westil, he can expect to be stripped of all his power by the Gate Thief, who seems determined to keep all gates closed.

"Synopsis" by ,

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.

He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.

There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow.  There is a secret library  with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Dannys cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.

Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny  as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

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