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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061651028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061651021
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr 5-8–Beginning where The Goblin Wood (HarperCollins, 2003) ended, this story immediately throws readers into the conflict between the sorceress Makenna and her goblin band and the forces of the Hierarch, led by Master Lazur, a priest of the Realm of the Bright Gods. To escape certain death Makenna, the goblins, and the young knight Tobin fling themselves through a magical gate into the Otherworld. It soon becomes clear that there is something not quite right about the Otherworld and a plan to leave it is desperately sought. At the same time, Tobin's young brother Jeriah learns that the Otherworld is deadly to humans and that Tobin has only a short time to live if he remains there. Master Lazur has the spells to recast the Gate, but will not divulge their hiding place. Jeriah vows to find them and save his brother and in the process uncovers an incredible years-old conspiracy. Whew! The nuances of politics and the nature of good and evil are well explored in this fantasy sequel. Through Jeriah's eyes, readers learn that immense wrongs are often committed to achieve a greater good. However, this book does not stand on its own; in order to appreciate the action and intrigue, readers must be acquainted with the characters and backstory.Sharon Grover, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, WI
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“Sympathetic characters struggling through challenges both external and internal.” (The Horn Book)

“Fantasy readers, male and female alike, will gobble this book up, as will fans of Bell’s other books and readers of Herbie Brennan’s Faerie Wars series.” (Kirkus)

“The nuances of politics and the nature of good and evil are well explored in this fantasy sequel. Through Jeriah’s eyes, readers learn that immense wrongs are often committed to achieve a greater good.” (School Library Journal)

More About the Author

Me the writer--a loose, not-really-biography of Hilari Bell.

A lot of writers will tell you that they've been writers from the time they were children--well, I'm not one of those people. I was always a reader. There's nothing better than falling into the world of a book and just living there till the story's over...and even then, it stays in your head and heart. At least, the best ones do. But writing came a lot later, in school assignments--which I enjoyed, but still, assignments. Homework no less.

I started writing seriously when I first got out of library school. I'd been reading picture books preparing to do storytimes, and I thought, "Picture books. They're short. They're for little kids. How hard could it be?" Several years and dozens of unsold--and unsalable--picture books later I'd found out how hard they could be! Picture books are harder to write (a good one, anyway) than anything except poetry. And they're harder to sell than anything but poetry, too.

One of the things I've learned about writing over the years is to never say never, because whenever I've said "I will never write XYZ" within a few years I end up writing it. Some true examples: I could never write a novel. I could never write a young adult novel. I could never write science fiction. I could never write an adult novel. I could never make those books a romance. (OK, so I haven't actually made them into a romance, but a lot more romantic elements are creeping into my writing.) I should probably say, I could never write a best seller, just to see what would happen... Hmm. I could never write a best seller!

OK, Murphy's Law being what it is, that probably won't work. If for no other reason than that, primarily, I write for me. This is something I probably shouldn't admit, but I don't really care that much about my audience. (Sorry, audience.) I write the books I want to read. I tell the stories that I want to tell. And I write to make the story the best it can be...because the story is what I care about it. I love it when other people care about my stories too, but that's not my primary motivation. Which is the other reason "I could never write a best seller."

(I know it probably won't work--but it doesn't hurt to try, now does it?)

--Hilari

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Books31 on October 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Every few years there comes an author that strikes home with such precision that they remembered for years. These authors have inspired loyalty to such a degree from their readers that these readers follow the author's books between genres and series.

Hilari Bell is such an author. She has written a number of fantastic novels including, The Shield, Sword, and Crown series, The Knight and Rouge series, The Farsala Trilogy, The Prophecy, The Wizard Test, A Matter Of Profit, Song of Power, and now The Goblin Wood Trilogy, each of them better than the last.

In her latest novel The Goblin Gate, Bell revisits the plot of an old standalone novel that was never resolved completely, The Goblin Wood. Although it has been years since readers have entered Makenna and Tobin's world fans expecting a novel just as fantastic as the first will not be disappointed.

The Goblin Gate begins moments after The Goblin Wood ends, but this time instead of Makenna and Tobin being the main characters, the story follows Tobin's younger brother Jeriah, as he tirelessly works to save his brother from the impending doom he has forsaken himself to by entered the new world. Fans expecting more interactions between of Makenna and Tobin such as in The Goblin Wood should not be disappointed though, while of Makenna and Tobin only appear in small inter-chapters between Jeriah's quest, their tenuous situation builds throughout the book, ending with a predicament that will have fans dying to find out what happens next in The Goblin War (the third book in this trilogy.)

Bell once again does a amazing job creating and developing her characters and situations in The Goblin Gate. But even more impressive than the mere building of the characters is the dialog Bell crafts for her characters.
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By Midnight on November 26, 2013
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Can't wait to read it!!! I've been waiting years to actually be able to finished this series you have no idea how excited I am!!
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By Angel on March 17, 2013
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I loved this book when I was younger and wanted my children to read it as well! I would suggest it to anyone!
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By C. Golden on August 1, 2012
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This book came in time for summer reading. My daughter lost interest in it.It was at a great price though and everybody's interest is different. Print was very small.
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