A Novel of the Mithermages

Book - 2015
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"In Gatefather, the third installment in the Mithermages series, New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic tale of the Mages of Westil who live in exile on Earth. Danny North is the first gatemage to be born on Earth in nearly 2000 years, or at least the first to survive to claim his power. Families of Westil in exile on Earth have had a treaty that required the death of any suspected gatemage. The wars between the Families had been terrible, until at last they realized it was their own survival in question. But a gatemage, one who could build a Great Gate back to Westil, would give his own Family a terrible advantage over all the others, and reignite the wars. So they all had to die. And if the Families didn't kill them, the Gate Thief would-that mysterious mage who destroyed every Great Gate, and the gatemage, before it could be opened between Earth and Westil. But Danny survived. And Danny battled the Gate Thief, and won. What he didn't know at the time was that the Gate Thief had a very good reason for closing the Great Gates-and Danny has now fallen into the power of that great enemy of both Earth and Westil"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765326591
Branch Call Number: SF CARD ORSON
Characteristics: 383 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Card, Orson Scott
Alternative Title: Gate father


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Sep 10, 2016

It's pure hagiography, with the main character as a modern- day teenage saint. The book looses all internal rhyme and reason after the main characters meet with god and gain almost limitless power. At the end the main character marries his girlfriend (both 18) so they can have sex. I would skip the whole series unless you are into religious fiction.

May 28, 2016

Excellent read and current to our times. OSC is an outstanding artist in his craft -

Dec 30, 2015

Starts out slow, but picks up and wraps up most questions from the first two books.

Entertaining enough that I looked forward to picking it up again each evening.

Nov 30, 2015

Not his best writing. Characters are rather ephemeral.

May 25, 2015

Where is the audio book?


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