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Book Review: The Gate Thief

The Gate Thief is written by Orson Scott Card. This young boy is a God; but the word is ‘Mage’ instead of God. He is what is called a Gate Father. He can make all kinds of gates for people to pass through from one place to another, even an inch or two, through a wall or to another world. There are people, and also family who want to kill Danny, the Gate Father because they thought the last one was killed in the 1600s. This story takes place in the present time because President Obama is mentioned in it.

Danny wanted to be a regular kid that went to school, rather than just be a mage. His family had warned him never to use his powers. He learned from all the other mages through all the many many years who lived inside of him. It's like he ate them or he ate their gates and their memories. He learned how to make a great gate which is the gate of all gates.

Every mage or god controls something. There is a fire mage, a wind mage, a water mage and a heart mage. If I remember right the heart mage is one who can ride on another mage and control them to do their bidding. So a heart mage isn’t such a good mage.

The wind mage can make a spiral like a tornado. The tornado, itself, has no sight or intelligence, but when the wind mage is in the wind and controlling it, then through the wind, that mage can cause all kinds of havoc or good.

This is a book of fantasy and I don’t want to ruin it for you, in case you would like to read it.

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ElfenLied21 wrote on January 4, 2015, 10:23 PM

I love Orson Scott Card. I have only read his collection of short horror stories and the Ender's Game series. It definitely sounds like I would like this novel as well.

celticeagle wrote on January 4, 2015, 10:36 PM

Sounds interesting. And sounds like a good author. I just don't read much anymore because I m busy witing

MegL wrote on January 5, 2015, 4:57 AM

I love fantasy novels and that one sounds interesting.