I’ve been putting off reading books by Orson Scott Card for an unknown reason. I’m not sure what it was that was hindering me and I probably still wouldn’t have read anything if it hadn’t been for the awesome narrators Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card. They immersed the listener with their intonations and enthusiasm.
The story begins with Danny North being a bullied and supposed inept creature of magic. They live away from the humans or Drowthers. He constantly feared for his life because his family kills those that aren’t worthy magically. He is the son of two major deities that hoped his birth would bring on a great God. But Danny seemed no better than a normal human, with no magical abilities. He could run fast and was intelligent and had an affinity for languages.
Little did he know these were abilities only a gate mage would have. The family despised gate mages even more than Drekkas. They are afraid of them because Loki one built a great gate then closed it off where none of the magical lesser Gods could return to their home in Westil.
This novel follows Danny after he escapes his family to learn how to be a great gate mage while living life as a normal human and hopefully not be found by his family. It is about survival and finding who you can trust and Danny’s place in the world.
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