By Orson Scott Card
In this sequel to The misplaced Gate, bestselling writer Orson Scott Card keeps his significant Mither Mages sequence concerning the Mages of Westil, who stay in exile on the earth, in The Gate Thief.
Here on the earth, Danny North continues to be in highschool, but he holds in his center and brain the entire stolen outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages. The households nonetheless are looking to kill him in the event that they cannot keep an eye on him…and they cannot regulate him. he's a long way too powerful.
And on Westil, Wad is now approximately powerless―he misplaced every thing to Danny of their fight. whether he can continue to exist the revenge of his enemies, he nonetheless needs to in some way make peace with the Gatemage Daniel North.
For while Danny took that energy from Loki, he additionally took the accountability for the nice Gates. And while he comes face-to-face with the mages who name themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he'll come to appreciate simply why Loki closed the gates all these centuries ago.
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He doesn’t exist. It’s from the craziest publication within the Bible, for heaven’s sake. ” Danny pressed his hands opposed to his eyes. “I’m so tired,” he acknowledged. “You simply placed your self via torture, approximately to the purpose of death,” stated Hermia. “I’d say, sure, you would like a sleep. ” “I neglected an entire day of school,” stated Danny. “That’s why we knew whatever used to be wrong,” acknowledged Veevee. “Your neighbors acquired fearful they usually had the lady with the cleavage lookup your files within the place of work and get in touch with me. ” “I concept you men have been already searching for me,” stated Danny. “I was,” acknowledged Hermia. “I simply didn’t comprehend the place to seem. ” “You suggest that it didn’t happen to you to invite a drowther,” acknowledged Danny. Hermia shrugged. “But my drowther neighbors, they’re those who really took action,” acknowledged Danny. “They’re those who kept me. ” “What are you doing in highschool, Danny? ” requested Hermia. “What is your obsession with drowthers? It’s time to enable the households in the course of the nice Gate, and restoration the right kind order to the realm. ” Danny checked out her, jam-packed with darkish depression. “That’s no longer the way you used to speak. ” “Maybe i eventually discovered that the realm used to be not more screwed up whilst the gods have been working the express, utilizing the ability they acquired from passage from side to side with Westil, than it truly is now, whilst scientists and engineers placed the tools of slaughter into the palms of drowthers. ” “Let me think,” stated Danny. “I don’t suggest to be rude,” acknowledged Hermia. “Yes you do,” stated Veevee. “I don’t are looking to be rude,” acknowledged Hermia, “but occasionally fact is impolite. You’ve been taking part in at highschool. You’ve gotten all sentimental approximately drowthers. yet examine your folks, Danny. They’re appalling humans. And now they worship you, definite? You rule over them, basically what a pathetic little band of worshipers you selected for your self, don’t you think that? used to be that truly the easiest you'll do? ” Danny might hardly ever endure it. part of him was once livid that she might pass judgement on his pals like that. And part of him observed her standpoint and questioned if she used to be correct, if he wasn’t similar to all of the different mages, exploiting the worship of drowthers. If that was once actual, then they weren’t pals in any respect. Just … instruments. He used to be simply utilizing them. the best way he had used Hal and Wheeler to assist him dig a cave. as though he had a correct to command them to take hours out in their existence to visit Egypt to dig sand. simply because Danny used to be a Gatefather. I’ve reinvented all of the worst positive aspects of the snobbery of the households, and that i did it within the identify of attempting to be a standard highschool child. at the first day, I’m placing humans via gates and taking cost in their lives as though I had a correct. I’m as undesirable as any of them. Hermia used to be him with a unusual blend of outrage and conceited superiority. She isn't my buddy, Danny learned. yet Hal and Wheeler, Xena and Laurette and Sin and Pat—they’re my neighbors. no matter if I’m a awful buddy to them, they’re reliable neighbors to me. Screw the households. Screw the nice Gates. no matter if Loki was once wrong or right in regards to the Dragon or Belmage or devil or no matter what, he used to be certainly correct to shut the entire gates and hold them closed for one thousand years.