La septième porte (The Death Gate Cycle #7)
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Es además una historia que toca el tema de creerse a sí mismo superior s ...more
I loved this series...again ...more
The Deathgate Cycle is one of my favorite series ever. Everything about it - all 7 books - are just... high fantasy perfection.
- The world (or rather universe) is amazingly unique, stunning in set up and description, and terrifically told.
- The magic and its use is top notch. It's one of few series that really go into HOW the magic of the world works.
- The characters are all highly memorable, including "Dog", the secondaries, the ...more
The parallels between the Patryn leader, Lord Xar, and the Sartan leader, Samah, are very interesting and show how fear and ambition can ruin even the most well-intentioned leader.
I just wish we could have found out what happened to the "mensch" f ...more
Instead, what do we get? Magic explained with science, false protagonists, villain protagonist, anti villains, breaking the fourth wall (and with impeccable style, courtesy: Zifnab),subversion of the stereotypes of elves and dwarves, deconstruction as well as reconstruction of the id ...more
Light shines on the Labyrinth. Some see it as a good sign, but others know the truth. A battle rages for the Final Gate, and if it closes everyone will be trapped in the Labyrinth. But Marit has other battles to fight. She must find Alfred, and together they must save Haplo. Lord Xar has taken Haplo to Abbarrach, to die. Then Lord Xar will bring him back, a soulless shell, ready to obey any command, even to lead Lord Xar to the Seventh Gate.
In many ways ...more
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After this much build-up over a seven-book storyline, perhaps it's understandable that expectations can't be completely met. Personally, I think that the series could have wrapped in six books, and I think they purposefully wanted seven in order to match the number of gates. Even this, the shortest of the bunch, felt overly stuffe ...more
Tra i primi 4 libri, che sono una sorta di prologo per la vera guerra che si combatte ...more
A terribly disappointing end to what started out as an awesome series. Almost no story arcs had a true resolution, random stuff that doesn’t make sense showing up from left field, and an epilogue that’s some dumbed down version of the story’s original premise. Hint: If, when you’re done writing a saga, you need to simplify what you were trying to say the whole time in the epilogue of a seven book series – you fail. Your readers are not idiots. If you wanted to preach ...more
The Seventh Gate is the thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. In this tale of treachery, power, and heroism, Alfred, Haplo, and Marit embark on a journey of death and discovery as they seek to enter the dreaded Seventh Gate. Encountering enemies both old and new, they unleash a magic no power can control, damning themselves to an apocalypse of unimagined proportion in a final struggle between good and evil.From Publishers We
The main one, I'd have to say, is the lack of closure for almost all the characters. At the end, we get a resolution of sorts for a good chunk of the characters (Haplo, Marit, Alfred, Hugh, Jonathon, Xar, and to a certain extent, the rest of the Sartan and Patryns, as well as the serp ...more
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In the vastness of the ocean, is any drop of water greater than another?
No, you answer, and neither has a single drop the ability to cause a tidal wave.
But, I argue, if a single drop falls into the ocean, it creates ripples. And these ripples spread. And perhaps - who knows - these ripples may grow and swell and eventually break foaming upon the shore.
Like a drop in the vast ocean, each of us causes ripples as we move through our lives. The effects of whatever we do - insignificant as it may seem - spread out beyond us. We may never know what far-reaching impact even the simplest action might have on our fellow mortals. Thus we need to be conscious, all of the time, of our place in the ocean, of our place in the world, of our place among our fellow creatures.
For if enough of us join forces, we can swell the tide of events - for good or for evil.”