Some might consider this a teen type book but for me it is both good for adults and older teens. The story line was different in the magic realm and also brings in the old GODS such as Odin and the descendants of others stuck on earth by Locke.
I'm an avid science fiction and fantasy reader. I study Chemical Engineering at the UofU and do photography on the side.
This is a great book. There's a few slow spots while the author is telling something of a parallel story, but getting past those, I love this book.
When the main character finally leaves his friend, the story takes a big turn.
Stefan Rudnicki may be my favorite narrator, he has the right tone and knows how to make subtle changes to his tone to communicate. Emily Card has a clear and precise manner of narrating, but lacks the depth the Stefan has.
When Danny find a new family.
The story is fine, although it feels a bit too scripted.
yes... the narration was excellent.
There wasn't one of those moments...
If you like Card, you will like this book.. But it is an extension of his previous work, rather than something truly new.
I want to find books that flirt with and then seduce me. I want reads with lasting power, leaving me breathless and aching for more!
This audio listen was initially challenging to follow due to some character jargon/slang I didn't understand. Once I understood what was happening, it became a delightfully whimsical story filled with adventures and magic. Since I waited over two months to add my review, I truthfully don't remember much.
I read, I listen, I backpack, I game. When I'm not at work, of course! (At least not the backpacking...)
I picked up both this and Card's first book in the Pathfinder series and was immensely pleased by both of them. I'm very picky about my reading and even more so about my listening. The narration here is well done and the story.....well, Card isn't one for cut and paste jobbies. I'm a bit of a mythology fan and the inclusion and explanation for mythology as presented in this fiction was a delight. I am now eagerly awaiting the next book in series and MAY just have to pick it up for a read if it doesn't hit the airwaves fast enough!
Rich world, awesome characters all brought together in a great story. Truly enjoyed this book and will read more from this author.
it's a great start of a story, the magic system is interesting and keeps you thinking.
yes, similarly excellent reading
since it seems to stop just as the story gets going, uh..ya...
definitely a good read, just wish the next one was available.
This one is near the top. Unlike many fantasy books, this one creates a believable, modern world mixture of magic and reality. How does having magical superpowers change your morals and responsibilities? Especially when you're a teenager, outcast from society and your family, who are you actually loyal to?
Danny North is so much fun as the teenager who wants to have a normal life, and date girls, while gating himself around the multiverse.
THe scene where he is shoplifting at Walmart is hilarious.
Sometimes I'm reluctant to start a series when the rest of the books aren't available yet, but this one stands on its own.
In "The Lost Gate", Orson Scott Card of _Ender's_Game_ fame shows that he's again capable of handling the fantasy genre (as he did in the Alvin Maker series), but this time does so in the modern world. It's enjoyable to consider the "what if"s of magic in the modern world, as can be found by other authors (as in Butcher's Dresden Files and Rowling's Harry Potter). Unlike most other such series', Card's Mithermages series has the premise that magic has been fading, both here, and in a sister world.
There are a lot of similarities between this book and other works, but that makes the adventure no less fun. The performances in this book by Rudnicki and Card's daughter help to bring the worlds to life--Rudnicki and his voice handle Earth well, while Card does a great job with the fantastic world of Westil.
It took a bit of time to get into this book, but I enjoyed the story and yet another look at this imagining of the gods on earth today. (I've been reading/listening to a lot of these of late, including Neil Gaiman's American Gods and the Iron Druid books by Kevin Hearne.)
The dual story line is intriguing (Danny North in the present and another character in another world/time). It's a good coming-of-age fantasy with some imaginative touches, and I'm looking forward to the continuation of the story in the next book in the series.
The narrators do a very good job and make the story even more enjoyable.