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“Mr. Card is giving a kind of tour of fantasy possibilities while integrating them into his intricately imagined system of magic. One of the system's charms is that it explains such a lot: what ghosts are (the fading “outselves” that mages can project), what fairies are (playful creations that mages make from trash, plants and petals), and why all Indo-European gods have such strong family resemblances. The hints of real history behind the families are especially enticing: I look forward to learning more.”
—The Wall Street Journal on The Lost Gate
Made up on the fly and quite unconvincing.
I don't event want to find twelve more words to finish this review.
Oh dear! Most of the time I love OSCs works, but this fails in many ways.
The story starts with a stutter and continues to search for several directions never making... Read more
OSC is much better than this result. It was such a disappointment that even he had to explain it in the book after he had ended the story. Read morePublished 9 days ago by TJ Brinks
I didn't actually finish this book. It was so crammed with baby hungry high schoolers and sex, it made me ill. It was trashy and weak. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Stephanie
As another reviewer noted, very little of what happens in this book progresses the overall story. Even a book that serves to set up a third installment in a trilogy should have a... Read morePublished 14 days ago by S. Smith
Sorry, OSC. This book is a big disappointment. The first volume was reasonably good at least better than the second volume, but the second volume wore me out in reading it. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kindle Customer
Every Card book is worth reading. One of the best authors living, if not all time. His depth of characterization if flawless, his stories good to great. Read morePublished 19 days ago by clclark