Posted: June 14, 2013 in Book Reviews


The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card

This is the second book in the Mithermages trilogy and as of yet I do not know the release date on the 3rd and final volume on in this series

If you enjoy the Percy Jackson series of books by Rick Riordon then you will enjoy this set of books by Orscon Scott Card. It follows a young man named Danny who discovers he has the abilitys of long lost antient Gods. Specifically he is a Gate Mage. These ancient gods are mages with such amazing powers the peopled worshiped them as Gods. As a Gate mage he has the ability to connect any 2 points in the universe and transport any one or anything there instantly by creating this gate between the 2 points

This story ties in religious and biblical history and connects the ideas and bibilical theoloyg to the characters and the plots and makes a very good explanation of theology in a fantasy setting.

Passing through a gate not only heals a person of any ills or injurys but going through a great gate multiplys one powers nearly significantly. The differnt mage familys are now fighting for control for this great gate, including danny’s own family, where some want him dead, others want him alive so they can control him

Overall this is a good read and it keeps you interested in the story. Back on the mages home world the plot continues to take shape as well as the war to save both worlds begin.

This is a good and enjoyable read, though those that dont like preachy books at time may find to much religious association in some parts of the book.

The book keeps you interested and wanting to know what happens next. It wraps up well but leaves you wanting more . Not a Cliff hanger but wondering how the story finishes and you will be sure to be intersted in the next volume. I know I am

I Give this book at 7.5 our of 10 bookworms


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