The Lost Gate

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The Lost Gate
The Lost Gate (Mither Mages) 1st (first) edition.jpg
First edition book cover (Hardback)
Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Series The Mither Mages
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
January 4, 2011
Media type Print (hard-cover, softcover) and Audio book
Pages 384
ISBN 978-0-7653-2657-7
Followed by The Gate Thief

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. There will be a third novel[citation needed].

Overview 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


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