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by Stefan Rudnicki,Emily Janice Card,Orson Scott Card
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Fantasy
  • Author:
    Stefan Rudnicki,Emily Janice Card,Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN:
    1441771638
  • ISBN13:
    978-1441771636
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    Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged LIBRARY edition (January 4, 2011)
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    Fantasy
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Praise for Orson Scott Card: ''Card plots hard-boiled action just as well as Tom Clancy, and layers in character . Card ties all the myths and legends of every civilization into one overarching mythos.

Praise for Orson Scott Card: ''Card plots hard-boiled action just as well as Tom Clancy, and layers in character detail and dialogue you'll never find in a Jack Ryan novel. - Entertainment Weekly ''Orson Scott Card made a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer. - Houston Post ''Card's prose is powerful. If you expect this to book to be "Son of Zeus", "Daughter of Neptune", or "Brother of Loki", with a sea monster or two thrown in to threaten civilization, you'll be disappointed.

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With Emily Janice Card. Laddertop: Volume 2. 2013. The Library of Orson Scott Card. Orson Scott Card's work at Marvel. With Emily Janice Card. Miscellaneous novels. Orson Scott Card's work at Macmillan. Complete list of sci-fi award wins and nominations by novel. Orson Scott Card papers, MSS 1756 at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University. Contains Card's works, writing notes, and letters.

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244444444444445 225 5 Kirjailija: Orson Scott Card Lukija: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card. Saatavilla äänikirjana. Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different-and that he was different from them. While Danny's cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see. Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

The Lost Gate is a fantasy novel by Orson Scott Card. It is the first novel in the Mither Mages trilogy. The second novel is The Gate Thief and the third one is Gatefather. Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them.

Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card balance two parallel narratives in this new series. In his deliciously deep baritone, Rudnicki narrates Danny North’s story as he escapes his family of mages who want to kill him because he has the power to make gates, a forbidden skill. In a gentler voice, Card, the author’s daughter, tells the story of Wad, another gate mage who is finding life in a castle much more complicated than he imagined, especially as he realizes he is an ancient being.

For Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children, the move to tiny Steuben, North Carolina, offers new hope and a new beginning. Danny North is the first Gate Mage to be born on Earth in nearly 2000 years, or at least the first to survive to claim his power. Families of Westil in exile on Earth have had a treaty that required the death of any suspected Gate Mage.

This contemporary urban fantasy introduces the North family, a clan of mages in exile in our world, and their enemies who will do anything to keep them locked here. Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different -- and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself. He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people. There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English--but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny's cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see. Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.

Contancia
One just can't help feeling that Card just got lazy at points in his writing of this novel.

He discovers that he needs to situate the protagonist in a plot complication, so he concocts events that are just disappointing and tries to justify them with unrealistic and unbelievable dialogue and arguments.

At one point, the protagonist decides he wants a girlfriend, so he demands to enrol in high-school, for example, and chooses a school, in the entire country, that is right next to a compound that is the headquarters for an entire army of mages that are engaged in a massive manhunt to find and to kill him. He justifies this by saying, "well, they'll never expect me to be in the school right next to the hundreds of agents searching for me." Sure. That's the child-genius that we're supposed to be rooting for? The one who is the world's most powerful mage who then proceeds to perform feats of magic so spectacular that they would clearly draw worldwide attention? And he's doing this all to impress a girl? And even as he's doing them he's thinking, "I hope this doesn't get newspaper reporters to the school."

Notwithstanding the fact that this all takes place at a time when every kid in school has a smartphone and would be tweeting and instagraming his spectacular magic, (and the kid in 2010 is worried about "newspaper reporters") the whole story just breaks down.

Still, Card is such a magnificent writer that I had to read the whole thing, but I won't be getting any sequels.
Hono
O.S. Card can start a good story. But he gradually seems to lose focus. This is a review of all three volumes, because they aren't in any sense stand-alone.
Time travel is hard to do well, and by the time we hit the third volume it just doesn't make sense. The "ending" is typical of Card, everything is back to the start, after the adventures, nothing has really changed. The fantastic powers the characters have gained are set aside to gather dust because the heroes don't want to abuse power. The story ends with a sickeningly sweet "make nice".
Xanzay
Card ties all the myths and legends of every civilization into one overarching mythos. If you expect this to book to be "Son of Zeus", "Daughter of Neptune", or "Brother of Loki", with a sea monster or two thrown in to threaten civilization, you'll be disappointed. If you appreciate an excellent explanation of how the gods and goddesses are able to do what they do, why they've been gone for a few thousand years, and what happened to their descendants, you'll love this series.

That's the background, the story follows Danny as he grows up, discovers who he is, and fights for his birthright. An excellent and well crafted adventure.

Read this book.Foxborn
Aurizar
In a magical community descended from Gods, a child born with no magical ability is a second-class citizen - someone barely worthy of notice. What makes Danny's situation worse, is that he's the son of the two most powerful magicians in the small society. (You may remember this plot from the mildly entertaining movie "Sky High") As the story unfolds, we learn that Danny is far from powerless, much to his suprise. Danny's relief at discovering his own abilities quickly turns to fear as he realizes that his particular brand of magic is forbidden, and therefore, a death sentence. As Danny flees from his extended family, he discovers a world that's far more complex, dangerous, and magical than he was led to believe.

I'm only familiar with the author from his Ender novels. Like those, this novel features a precocious young hero who very possibly has what it takes to save the world - or at least his corner of it.

Pros: The story is wonderfully paced. It doesn't linger too long in any one place and doesn't get bogged down in magical or familial detail. I once thought that this type of thing was rather easily accomplished but, after having read many amateur authors that publish on Kindle, I've come to appreciate that crafting a story that keeps the user intrigued with richly detailed backstory but only uses that detail as required to propel the narrative forward is not a simple task. I was sucked in. It's also lots of fun leveraging Danny's magical ability in our comparably mundane world.

Cons: I was a bit dissappointed that the story didn't spend a bit more time exploring the other magical abilities that it merely hints at. Danny's ability is explored in depth but we're left thinking that the other magical powers are of little importance. (I do hope that we'll explore these others in future installments of the series.) Also, it seemed that Danny had a rather easy time of it. I was never ultimately concerned about his fate.

Despite these small quibbles, overall a thoroughly enjoyable, creative, fast-paced read.