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Friday, April 22, 2011

The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card (7 reviews)

Kayla,    15  
Orson Scott Card  
The Lost Gate  
Tom Doherty Associates    2011

     It was really good and I was reading the whole time I had it.     Danny North has grown up in a family of "magical beings." They came from another world a thousand years ago, but the "gate" was closed and the family couldn't get back. Now each generation, the magic gets weaker. Gate keepers, the ones who made the gate, were now hated and if one was found, was killed instanly. Danny North thinks he's a dud, but he's a Gate Keeper. He runs away, trying to find a way to learn more about his Gates. He makes friends, and enimies, through his journey.   
Rating: 4 Better than most
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Hope,    15
Orson Scott Card
The Lost Gate
Tor    2011

         The cover art was beautiful for this book. It had a hint of magic, a hint of mystery, and was very expressive of the contents.   Also, I hope there is a sequel for this book, because it left off in a strange place.
    Danny North has a serious problem. For thirteen years, he has been considered a useless member of his Family-a family of mages on exile in our world. Danny has no magical abilities that his Family can see; he can not communicate with animals, control elements or anything else his mage cousins can do. Normal people are killed, because they are useless to the ex-gods of the North Family. But one day, Danny discovers he is something even more dangerous then being normal. He is a gatemage, someone who can build magical transportation gates between one place and another. As it was a gatemage that caused the thirteen hundred year exile in the first place, this skill is hated. Hated enough to carry a death sentence with it. Assisted by truly entertaining characters, Danny escapes before his own Family can kill him, but are these people helping him merely because he could bridge the gap between the two worlds? This novel was not a fast read, but fast paced in its action. It was very well thought out, and had great character development. It was humorous even as it was engrossing. I would recommend this for anyone who truly wants to get 'lost' in a book.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Michael,    17
Orson Scott Card
The Lost Gate
Tom Doherty
January 2011       

The Book "The Lost Gate" is a thriller its gets to keep reading even when your tired. I couldn't put the book down it was a amazing book

Rating 4. Better than most.

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Cody,    16
Orson Scott Card
The Lost Gate 
Tom Doherty Associates LLC
January 2011

    Card is an amazing author, and this book is just another one to the many testements to that statement. It tells the story of Danny North who is born in to a family of powerful mages from another world, but in many ways he is not like one of them. It is this fact that forces him to flee and search to uncover the secrets of a forgotten magic. A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will leave you begging for more!!

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book.
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Travis,    17
Orson Scott Card
The Lost Gate               

The Lost Gate is a jumpy rocky ride through the whole book, Really enjoyed it

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.
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Travis, 14
Orson Scott Card
The Lost Gate

The Lost Gate is one that could use a little faster pace. It's still good but it needs more to hook a reader in the beginning. I would still recommend it to readers.

Rating: 3  Readable.
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Troy, 17
Orson Scott Card
The Lost Gate

This book is about a boy who has magic powers to time travel. He is what they call a Gate Mage. He has to run for his life because he is wanted for being a Gate Mage.

Rating: 3 Q. Readable.

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