Shadow Gate

Shadow Gate

Book - 2008
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The captivating, bestselling "Spirit Gate" swept readers into the turbulent world of the Hundred, where the peace and order of life under the protection of the immortal Guardians has given way to chaos and violence. In the face of a vast horde of marauders led by a rogue Guardian, the bravery and resourcefulness of a lone eagle-reeve and others who risk their lives for the common good have prevented death and destruction from overwhelming the Hundred.
Now in "Shadow Gate," the enthralling sequel, the source of corruption of the Guardians is still a mystery to the mortals who fight to withstand the forces that have turned against them. And when three new Guardians emerge, a struggle begins among the immortals, with nothing less at stake than the future of the land and its gods.
With all the color, excitement, and narrative power that have made Kate Elliott an enormously popular writer, "Shadow Gate" weaves a powerful spell of action, romance, and magic that will entrance legions of readers.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765310569
0765310562
Characteristics: 475 p. : map ; 25 cm.

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Oct 21, 2009

"She picked out voices like threads from a multicolored shawl."

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Oct 21, 2009

"She tasted the powerful scent of night-blooming pardom like cinnamon kisses on her lips."

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Oct 21, 2009

"Fear rose off her like steam."

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Oct 21, 2009

Everywhere color, dazzled, and the scent of blooming made the world sweet."

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"Hands shaking, she filled the bowl and drank her fill, the water blazing into every part of her body."

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"Twilight is a bridge between day and night."

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"She spun slowly all the way around, because when beauty awes you, you must halt and try to catch your breath and your staggered heart."

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"She spun slowly all the way around, because when beauty awes you, you must halt and try to catch your breath and your staggered heart."

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Below, her dark belly rounded in a curve dimpled by the Mother's scar, her navel."

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"Rising out of that gale, the white cloak of death smothered her in its wings."

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bibliophage91
Mar 27, 2011

Shadow Gate is the second, hefty, book in this series by Kate Elliott.

It's an excellent series - great world-building and mysteries and conflicts. The characters are absorbing.

I had much less trouble keeping track of who is who in this second book, compared to how often I was puzzled in Spirit Gate. Happily, not too many new characters are added :)

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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

Excellent writing and imagery, coupled with adventure make this an exciting read.

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whiteshadow13 May 29, 2012

In the face of a vast horde of marauders led by a rogue Guardian, the bravery and resourcefulness of a lone Eagle-reeve and others who risk their lives for the common good have prevented death and destruction from overwhelming the Hundred. But when three new Guardians emerge, a struggle begins among the Immortals, with nothing less at stake than the future of the land and its gods.

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