I think I'm done with Orson Scot Card. I'm a fan of Endor's Game, of course, but the more books this guy writes, the less he seems to get edited, and its really really starting to show.
These books have next to no plot. I knew I was done when we spend the majority of a chapter discussing how to attach a gate to a moving object. I tried to go back three times to try and get through it, but Orson just drones on and on about NOTHING RELEVANT TO THE BOOK! I'm sorry for yelling, I'm just extremely frustrated.
I loved this book more than the first in the series. It was rich and enthralling with scenes like "how did he work this out". A brilliant writer. Must be a word mage or a gate mage with their gift for language!!
Before anything the reader is great but I am pretty sure this is the same reader for all of Card's books. I won't bore with a long review but I will simply say the pace slowed and was filled with too much filler that does nothing to advance the story. I felt you can ignore half the book and still get the point of how the story is advancing.
I am not sure I will download the 3rd book. I do know it won't be downloaded any time soon if I do download it.
I love the history tied in to this magical tale. The 2 main characters are unpredictable and Danny North is a man to cheer for. Sometimes when I start an audio book I will go back to it every now and then. There are a few series that I literally want to stop living my life (good thing I can listen to books at work!) because I need to know what happens next and this series is one of them. This is an incredible series, do you're self a favor and listen to it!
This was a great book with wonderful narration. I can't wait to hear "The Gatefather"! I just wished my trip was longer so I could listen to the whole thing all at once!
I'm all for some normal sexual tension, even when venturing dangerously close to YA territory...I got this to listen in the car with my Tweens on the way to school/sports....but we were all grossed out by all the sex-starved teen girls, and women that only have sex as a means of warfare. Seriously. It's 2016. We are over the Hero/Whore categories for women. Stephen Kings wore that out long ago. When Card does relent on the weird sex starved female fascination, it gets kinda cool at times. The weird hermit Christian would have been near to develop more, and I agree with the other reviewers...some adults have some cool powers. The epilogue does not explain it, in my opinion. In fact, he contradicts his writing...getting into a singular facet of teen angst turmoil does nothing to develop the characters...and there are a ton of real family history/life conflict story lines completely ignored, just as a major example. Anyway, we'll finish out the series. I can't promise a return to Card's work afterwards.