Thursday, April 14, 2011

My thoughts on The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

I just finished this book today, and I can't wait for the sequels. That's the only thing I hate about reading a new book.

It's basically about a kid who is from a line of gods -- they're the ones who all the mythologies are based on, only their powers have been diluted over the centuries while they've been trapped on Earth.

Everyone thinks he doesn't have any affinity for magic, until he finds himself in a place that he couldn't possibly have gotten to on his own. He's a gatemage, and possibly the strongest ever, except that gatemagery is forbidden, and anyone who's born a gatemage is killed.

This is where the simliarities to Jumper started. The kid can teleport, runs away from home, falls in with the bad crowd, etc.

Even with those slight misgivings, The Lost Gate was a fun read, and I can't wait for the sequels.

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Gate-Mither-Mages/dp/0765326574

24 comments:

  1. Good reading, well written blog, keep up the good work.

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  2. so I'm guessing there are others magic types in this book? it sounds like a really itneresting concept, I like it.

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  3. I'll give it a look. Loved Ender's Game

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  4. Dang that sounds like an awesome book! I didn't mind jumper too much so this sounds pretty sweet. You should check out the master of the five magics. Another great read!

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  5. What. Holy crap, that sounds like my kinda book. must pursue

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  6. There are other types of magic. Most of them deal with nature in some way, and have varying degrees of potency. Some are adept with the wind, or with stone, water, etc., able to manipulate it in any way they want if they are strong enough.

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  7. yeah i loved enders game it was amazing might check this out

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  8. Interesting story concept. I have always enjoys O.S.C. books, I may have to check this one out as well.

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  9. i think im going to pick me up a copy

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  10. Sounds like an interesting book man. I dont read all that much but ill be sure to check it out

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  11. wow, nice I'm gonna look into this.

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  12. Nice blog, post some more soon!

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  13. Ill check it out, thanks for the tip.

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  14. Ive been looking for a good book for a wile now, thanks for the info

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  15. I haven't read a book I really liked in a while but this seems up my alley, nice review.

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  16. Card is a fantastic writer. Loved his Ender's Game.

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  17. Jumper looked interesting, I'll have to check this one out too.

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  18. Will definatly check this out! ;D

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  19. Sounds pretty interesting, adding to my stuff-to-read list

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  20. loved ender's game series, maybe i'll read this

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  21. I haven't read this series. I read three or so books in the Ender series, & enjoyed them, but got tired of reading the same series.

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