Shadow Gate

Shadow Gate

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Baker & Taylor
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 threenew 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.

McMillan Palgrave
The captivating, bestselling Spirit Gate swept readers into the turbulent world of the Hundred, where the peace and order of life under the protection of the immortal Guardians has given way to chaos and violence. 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.

Now in Shadow Gate, the enthralling sequel, the source of corruption of the Guardians is still a mystery to the mortals who fight to withstand the forces that have turned against them. And 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.

With all the color, excitement, and narrative power that have made Kate Elliott an enormously popular writer, Shadow Gate weaves a powerful spell of action, romance, and magic that will entrance legions of readers.

The stunning sequel to Spirit Gate


Blackwell North Amer
Guardians can't die. They can kill, but they can't be killed. Now there is a recipe for corruption.
Thus concludes Marit, who knows that she was murdered by vicious bandits ... but was somehow brought back to life as a Guardian, one of the nine supernatural Guardians of the Hundred. Marit also realizes that she is a pawn in high-stakes contest of wills. Guardians, once the incorruptible force that safeguarded the people of the land, are now divided in purpose, abandoning the land to bandits, marauders, and the specter of a horde that threatens to extinguish all of those who opposed it.
Marit is one of but a few Guardians who resist Lord Radas, the head of the corrupt Guardians. She and another newly awakened Guardian cannot fully understand just how powerful are the forces arrayed against them. Her fellow initiate, a golden-haired young woman with eyes as blue as the sea and skin as pale as mist, endured a life of slavery and abuse before her death and rekindling. She, too, must contend with Radas and his fellow immortals, with the fate of the Hundred and its many peoples the ultimate prize in a vast, deadly war between the forces of darkness and those who fight for justice and freedom.
Along with a small cadre of loyal eagle-reeves and others who would sacrifice all for the good of the people, these two immortals stand on the razor's edge between life and death. Confused, battered by their recent deaths and rebirths, these two women must resist the temptation to take the easy way out, to walk the path that begins in light but soon enough crosses under the gate of shadows into corruption. On their shoulders, and on the wings of the horses that carry them aloft above all the trembling lands beneath, lies the future of the land.

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& Taylor

In the sequel to Spirit Gate, in the wake of the defeat of a horde of invaders led by a rogue Guardian, new turmoil threatens the world of the Hundred, when three new Guardians emerge, launching an internecine struggle among the immortals, with the fate of the entire world and its gods at stake. 30,000 first printing.
In the wake of the defeat of a horde of invaders led by a rogue Guardian, new turmoil threatens the world of the Hundred, when three new Guardians emerge, launching an internecine struggle among the immortals, with the fate of the entire world and its gods at stake.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765310569
0765310562
Branch Call Number: SF ELLIOTT
Characteristics: 475 p.

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Oct 21, 2009

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

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

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"Fear rose off her like steam."

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

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

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

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"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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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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