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The Forever Gate - Part One [Kindle Edition]

Isaac Hooke
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Book Description

For a limited time, grab The Forever Gate Compendium Edition (Forever Gate Parts 1 - 5) for $0.99:

From USA Today Bestselling Author Isaac Hooke comes this fantastic tale of unexpected first contact.

Indie Book of the Day Award Winner

What reviewers are saying:

"I've read a lot of science fiction best sellers, but this is one of the most thought-provoking pieces I've found on the kindle store."

"Isaac Hooke is two parts Philip K. Dick, one part Asimov, three parts Dan Brown, and four parts good fun."

"The Forever Gate made my blood pump, and gave me a lot to think about when I was finished. Which is basically all I'm asking for in a story."

3740 A.D. The ice age has immobilized the world. Colossal walls seal off the cities from the uninhabitable Outside. Humanlike automata run society, and force the humans to wear collars that block the innate powers mankind has evolved.

One man rises up...

>>> THE FOREVER GATE combines elements of science fiction & fantasy to create a world entirely unlike anything you've seen before.

Download the Kindle edition and experience the thrill-ride today.

Editorial Reviews


★★★★★ "I've never read an indie author. Until now. So imagine my surprise when I found Isaac's The Forever Gate was not only not sludge, it was pretty darn good." -

★★★★★  "I normally go for established authors.. this time, however, I got my hands on a short novel by indie author Isaac Hooke, called The Forever Gate, and I am very glad I did.  I found myself immediately sucked in to the narrative. I actually enjoyed the story so much that I felt like giving it a bit of publicity." -

★★★★★  "The Forever Gate is a fast-paced, thoughtful, and extremely well-written foray into the F/SF genre. I highly recommend this book and immediately bought the sequel upon completion." - WJ Davies, author of The Runner and the forthcoming Binary Cycle

★★★★★  "Every chapter has something suspenseful happening, making the book very hard to put down, and Isaac's writing style flows like few others. To top it all off, the editing was superb. There's a lot to admire about his books. I was never bored or disappointed." - Jasper Scott, author of Escape and the Mrythdom Cycle

★★★★  "The author does a good job of quickly getting you into the heads of the characters and feeling like you are right in the middle of it." - Michael Gallagher (AMAZON TOP 10 REVIEWER, HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)

★★★★  "A great beginning... full of tension and intrigue. Well written, prose that was easy to read and had a nice sense of flow." - R. Nicholson (AMAZON TOP 1000 REVIEWER)

From the Author

What is your story about?
At its heart, The Forever Gate is about a man haunted by something that happened to his family, and how he comes to terms with it. He learns not to be so self-centered, and that there are larger problems beyond himself. The story is set in a far future that seems to resemble the middle ages.

What has been the most rewarding part about creating this story?
Definitely the knowledge that I'm bringing a new world to life, and sharing it with others. I love sharing my deepest thoughts and insights with readers, stripping away everything to show them who I am at the core, minus all the social masks and pretenses. I want the readers to get in my head a little bit, and see what kind of twisted thoughts and ideas are floating around in there!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1811 KB
  • Print Length: 102 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,438 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly Good Read January 3, 2013
By Leslie
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This book is a thrilling combination of "Running Man" meets "The Matrix"! It is nearly impossible to write about without giving something away.

The pace is fast, the action intense, and the writing is strong. Hoodwink is a very sympathetic character, and the author gives us just enough background to develop him a little more fully. There is a great balance between Hoodwink being hunted and fighting for survival and Hoodwink coming to grips with his inner demons that keeps the book interesting on a variety of levels.

The story has a number of twists and turns, super-human feats, and close calls -- everything a good action story should have, while also creating a world for us that oozes dystopian desperation.

While not part of this story, the author offers a snippet of the upcoming sequel at the end of "The Forever Gate". It was a wise move on his part. The sequel looks even more interesting, and I look forward to reading it too.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great start for Hooke! January 8, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. Although not my usual reading style this story had me completely hooked. The author's style is light, and yet, immersive, and very enjoyable. Hoodwinked, the main character, is a riot (in a good way of course!) The only way this work could've been better would be a bit longer in length. But I can say in all certainty, it is worth the price, and, I am very patiently waiting for the next installment of the story!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting start March 5, 2013
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A good starter to get ready for the following adventures that I hope will be as good as the first.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very, very nice... February 20, 2013
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The Forever Gate is an excellent mix of ancient fantasy and super high-technology with the feel of The Matrix about it. I can honestly say that I was repeatedly surprised by the complexity of the flow.
I will be buying the next few books to see how Hoodwink Cooper prevails in this futuristic world.

The writing is down-to-Earth and immediate. Although, like an onion, this book needs to be peeled back, layer by layer, to see what lies hidden within the plot-line, the one-on-one experience is readily understandable, as viewed through the main protagonist's eyes.

Hooke's descriptives are tactile and well realized. You can literally feel the bite of the snowy cold, and gasp at the perilous heights of the Forever Wall...


This book was very well-written. However, there were a few typos that stood out like sore thumbs in an otherwise perfectly written book. These issues kept Part One, of The Forever Gate from receiving the PERFECT five star score the story deserves. Go back, Mr. Hooke, peel your eyes and find those nits... I will be happy to revise my review from 4 stars to the well-deserved 5 star status.

Excellent story for sci/fi, fantasy lovers. Well done!
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story! January 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was a bit worried when I first saw the number of pages; how much depth can a story less than a hundred pages have? But The Forever Gate was excellent, so much detail, complexity and, yes, depth pressed into these few pages. The writing was superb, the words had such a comfortable flow, it was a joy to read. I loved the characters, I thought Hoodwink was a great hero, strong, brave, honest, with a good sense of humour. I could definitely feel his emotions, the frustration, the adrenaline, the hopelessness, throughout the novella, the result of great writing and character-building.

I wrongly judged this book to be historical, and even though it clearly has a feel of medieval, it is actually dystopian, which is a very interesting blend. The idea that the modern society may reach a turning point, and regress to the medieval times is very intriguing. The ending was quite the brow-lifter, pretty much a parallell to the society-theory, well, you'll have to see for yourself.

The Forever Gate gave me a great experience, made my blood pump, and gave me a lot to think about when I was finished. Which is basically all I'm asking for in a story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars part 1 of the forever gate March 22, 2013
By Sheri
Format:Kindle Edition
Received this one free electronically from Isaac as part of the giveaways, have to start out saying I'm not up to speed on reading electronically. This was only the 2nd I've read that way.

As to the storyline, it's a great premise, and I love the blending of environments. Some parts felt a bit rushed but that may just be that I'm used to reading a long series that spends a lot of time developing everything. I want to know more about this world! I really enjoyed the characters and storyline. Will definitely keep an eye out for the next episodes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Found this on a whim, glad I got it March 6, 2013
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I found this book completely by accident and decided to give it a try. Glad I did. It's Matrix meets Inception, but set in an entirely different time. So far I'm through book 3 and waiting anxiously for the last 2 installments. They keep getting longer and better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read March 5, 2013
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Took me a little time to get into it,but once in wanted the next episode immediately.Could not put it down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A read that keeps your mind engaged
Interesting twist of logic. Just when you think you know were the story is going, Hooke takes a hard left. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Kati
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to pin down
This is a hard story to judge. It started out as a fantasy story, which I am not a huge fan of, but quickly and unexpectedly turned to sci-fi. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeremy
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Got this book for free, loved it so much I went ahead and got the deal where you get all of the series for a good price and it is well worth it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by GREGG
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting setting
I liked this book because the author created an interesting setting and challenge for the main character. But the end got a bit weird. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kathleen
2.0 out of 5 stars I wish this had been exciting
This is a book about people who feel put upon, because they are, climbing up a barrier on a rope for several chapters. It may be the gate to forever, but not the way to excitement. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John Jennings
3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging. what's next
Of course, the book itself was very short. I like my stories long and involved. It was entertaining and presented some thoughts and concepts that kept me thinking. Read more
Published 5 months ago by keeter55
4.0 out of 5 stars some thing different
This was a very good read and it was nice to read a fresh imaginative story .Some may find it a bit hard to get into but stick with it and it all becomes clear
Published 5 months ago by paul bregmen
5.0 out of 5 stars The Forever Gate
I just read the first in this series and am intrigued. The authors style is compelling to say the least. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Damon Trent
3.0 out of 5 stars good book
enjoyed reading but it had way way to may twist and turn in the plot at the end. I felt confused as to where it was going. will not buy second book
Published 6 months ago by Tacna Mack
4.0 out of 5 stars More like a short story than a book.
The direction the story seems to be headed in is intriguing, but it's more like a short story than a book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Isaac Hooke holds a degree in engineering physics, though his more unusual inventions remain fictive at this time. He is an avid blogger, cyclist, and photographer who resides in Edmonton, Alberta.

His experimental genre-bending action novel THE FOREVER GATE was an Amazon #1 bestseller in both the science fiction and fantasy categories when it was released in May 2013, and was recognized as Indie Book of the Day. His military science fiction novel, ATLAS, became a similar bestseller one year later, attracting the attention of 47North. ATLAS 2 is due out December 2, 2014, with ATLAS 3 coming summer 2015.

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