The Gate Thief

Mither Mages (Volume 2 of 3)

Orson Scott Card

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In this sequel to The Lost Gate, bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic tale of the Mages of Westil who live in exile on Earth in The Gate Thief, a novel of the Mither Mages.

Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of thirteen centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can't control him…and they can't control him. He is far too powerful.

And on Westil, Wad is now nearly powerless—he lost everything to Danny in their struggle. Even if he can survive the revenge of his enemies, he still must somehow make peace with the Gatemage Daniel North.

For when Danny took that power from Loki, he also took the responsibility for the Great Gates. And when he comes face-to-face with the mages who call themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he will come to understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.

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FLYING CHILDREN
 
 
On a certain day in November, in the early afternoon, if you had just parked your car at Kenney’s burger place in Buena Vista, Virginia, or maybe you were walking into Nick’s Italian Kitchen or Todd’s Barbecue, you might have cast your gaze up the hill toward Parry McCluer High School. It could happen. You have to look somewhere, right?
You might have noticed something shooting straight up out of the school. Something the size and shape of, say, a high school student. Arms waving, maybe.

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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


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Orson Scott Card

ORSON SCOTT CARD is the author of the international bestsellers Shadow of the Giant, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Ender's Shadow, and of the beloved classic of science fiction, Ender's Game, as well as the acclaimed fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

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The Gate Thief
Orson Scott Card

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429947039
ISBN10: 1429947039
384 pages
$7.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765326584
ISBN10: 0765326582
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$24.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
February 2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765365392
ISBN10: 0765365391
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 448 pages
$7.99
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