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The Gate Thief Audiobook

The Gate Thief: Mithermages, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

In this sequel to The Lost Gate, best-selling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic tale of the mages of Westil, who live in exile on Earth.

Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can’t control him - and they can’t control him; he is far too powerful.

On Westil, Wad is now nearly powerless - he lost everything to Danny in their struggle. Even if he can survive the revenge of his enemies, he must still somehow make peace with the Gatemage Daniel North, for when Danny took that power from Loki, he also took responsibility for the Great Gates. And when he comes face-to-face with the mages who call themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he will understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.

©2013 Orson Scott Card (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc

What the Critics Say

"Card weaves another in a chain of satisfying, teenager-pleasing fantasies…. Card has a grand old time romping around in the fields of comparative religion while letting a feud worthy of the Hatfields and the McCoys unfold, with much tongue-in-cheek humor but a touch of gore, too." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Familiarity with The Lost Gate is useful, but not essential, as Card gives readers enough background to have at least a partial understanding of the world he’s created….Defined characters and a highly imaginative story. For the author’s fans, a must-read." (Booklist)

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    Alan Scott 05-22-15
    Alan Scott 05-22-15
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    "Spellbound!"

    Card delivers a masterpiece. The second it finished I was jonesing for book Three.

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    Heather H. Arvada, CO USA 05-20-15
    Heather H. Arvada, CO USA 05-20-15 Member Since 2015

    Mystic of the Real

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    "Excellent story!"

    As usual, Orson Scott Card did it again! This is a masterpiece, and I look forward to the next book!

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    Kate Johnson Keizer, OR United States 05-01-15
    Kate Johnson Keizer, OR United States 05-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cool, but detailed..."

    Cool story in the end, but...lots of exposition and detail on the backstory and maybe light on the characters. Etc.

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    tish 04-24-15
    tish 04-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I have listed to it 2 times"

    I just love how the author brought the two worlds together. I probly will listen to the books again.

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    Lisa Walker 04-21-15
    Lisa Walker 04-21-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Wow"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. It takes an incredible imagination to create a story like this. That ending, wow!!

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    J. Obleton Augusta, GA 03-19-15
    J. Obleton Augusta, GA 03-19-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Story; Can't Wait to Hear Conclusion"

    Orson Scott Card is an amazing author. I hadn't heard of the Mithermages Series prior to doing a random on-line search for books he had written, as I thoroughly enjoyed the other four series of his I had read (Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Earth Aware, and Pathfinder). Once again, I'm impressed by his ability to draw me in, keep me on the edge of my seat, so-to-say, and cause me to care for the characters and want more. Thank you, again, for a great reading experience.

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    Amazon Customer 03-12-15
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    "love it"

    I just love this book. can't wait for the next one. the story makes you feel like you really know the characters. I enjoyed both the readers voices they weren't dry, they changed as they read each character and narrated.

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    katherine 01-04-15
    katherine 01-04-15 Member Since 2014

    Author (Alison Lorimer, Soul Thief Saga), mother and adventuress! Books are my passion.

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    "Book 2 of 3 - A great listen"

    With wonderful narration quality, a stong, compelling storyline, both the Lost Gate and Gate Thief are wonderful books.

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    Pen Name 10-26-14
    Pen Name 10-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "It was kind of okay"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I really enjoyed the first book... but I could've skipped this one and not finished out the series and been okay with it. The story dragged a bit, and as soon as it seemed to be going somewhere and getting good, it slowed back down and got sluggish again.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting part of the book was the last 2 hours.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Set's introduction.


    Did The Gate Thief inspire you to do anything?

    Read a different book.


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    Gregory 10-11-14
    Gregory 10-11-14 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Worth listening to if you read Book 1"

    I liked The Lost Gate. I did not love it, but liked it. It was a solid 3 & ¾ star book. When I read the reviews of The Gate Thief, I was concerned.

    Seemed like all the audible reviewers really liked the first book, but disliked the second book, thinking it was a significant departure from book 1. There are lots of discussions on OSC being overly “preachy”. I have read or listened too many of OSCs books, and almost all contain Moral dilemmas and have underlying moral lessons. I wanted to see where Mither Mages was going, so I took a chance.

    I really did not find The Gate Thief much of a departure from the Gate Thief. It was a bit slower than book one but I did not find it any more “preachy” than I was accustomed to from OSC. If you liked the Lost Gate, I would recommend listening to the Gate Thief. I intend to purchase book 3 when it comes out.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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