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The Blood Gate

2.97 of 5 stars 2.97  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Behind a wall in a hidden chamber lies a dark secret: The Blood Gate. Legend hints at its awesome power—and its dreadful costs. Since ancient times, the mysterious portal has been kept sealed and hidden. Only the great Xarhux himself had ever dared to enter...

And he emerged with the strength of a god.

And the mind of a madman.

Now, a young descendant of the Conqueror,
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Kindle Edition, 341 pages
Published by Rockford Road Publishing (first published March 1st 2011)
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Kim
The Blood Gate is an epic fantasy tale with rich characters, tons of action and intrigue, romance, and great storylines. The world the author created for this book was extraordinary, with a created mythology of dieties and religion that was somehow still fully believable, despite being so far out of our own reality and mythologies.

Sometimes epic fantasy can become muddied with all of the subplots that are a part of the epic story, or those subplots can feel incomplete. Neither was an issue with
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Mihir

Review originally over at Fantasy Book Critic

OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: The Blood Gate by David Ross Erickson was also another book which the author hadn’t approached us for, but again the blurb and excerpt worked in its favor. The story begins by introducing several characters in a land which is similar to Egypt and is called Tygetia. The author begins the story by introducing us to the two main characters Xanthippus and Hurrus, who are the main focus of the story.

Xanthippus is a warrior who travels
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This book is a military based Fantasy "historical" novel, which to be fair, is not the sort of book that I would normally read. However, this one has had some good reviews so I thought I would give it a go.

There are two stories in the main, that intermingle at the beginning and then run along side by side for the majority of the book. The first being with the characters of Xanthippus and his blood brother Nydeon. They are sent on a mission to kill a Prince Hurrus and, unbeknown to them, are not
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Julie Ann Dawson
At the beginning of The Blood Gate, the assassins Xanthippus and Nydeon, members of the once fabled Prathian Guard, are traveling to a trade outpost to meet with their contact Seus in order to obtain passports. Their presence in the city is apparently supposed to be a secret, as they lie to the first guard they encounter regarding their ethnicity in an attempt to blend in. When the ruse fails, they attack the guard. They then continue into the town, where their contact comes outside and meets th ...more
Babs
A rather charming story. There are a lot of characters, but I don’t a reader will loos track of who is who. The subplots each had a strong character. There are a few story lines that intersect so you will never get bored and the writing is well done.

I like the fact of all the research of the ancient world. It was easy to tell apart from the Egyptians to the Greeks and more. When you read the battles you feel like you are right there as the background of research is spot on.

The book won’t appeal
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Sift Book Reviews
And when the author promises unforgettable characters, non-stop action, romance, and intrigue, he most certainly delivers. The Blood Gate engages the reader quickly from the beginning and transports them into a world of war and treachery. A definite 5 stars out of 5.

Read the full review at Sift: http://siftbookreviews.blogspot.com/2...

Review by: Erica of Sift Book Reviews
Sift Book Reviews received a free copy for review from the author. This has, in no way, affected the reviewer's opinion.
Megan
An epic fantasy...no kidding. From rich, well-formed characters, including wrong women who love to fight. From the incredible military onslaughts that lead the rule of beautiful kingdoms. Though slow to start I ended up unable to put down this creative history.
Tona
Lots of action scenes. David Erickson paints an action packed picture as you read. Ths plot twists and turns leaving you enthralled.
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