Shadow Gate

Shadow Gate

Book - 2008
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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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765310569
0765310562
Characteristics: 475 p. ; 24 cm.

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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

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

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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

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

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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

"Fear rose off her like steam."

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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

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

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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

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

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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

"Twilight is a bridge between day and night."

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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

"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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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

"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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kimimagination
Oct 21, 2009

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

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Oct 21, 2009

"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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