The Seventh Gate (The Death Gate Cycle #7)
This is the fi...more
I loved this series...again...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
Tra i primi 4 libri, che sono una sorta di prologo per la vera guerra che si combatte...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
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
The series could have been much better. Some of the previous books could drag on, had some meaningless parts. I do dislike Marit filling in generic woman's role in most books (being weak, having to be rescued etc).
But the scope of the novels rivals Tolkein, and the ending is fantastic. Even if the other 6 novels were awful (which they aren't) it'd be worth reading them just for the conclusion. I don't think I've seen many better conclusions - perhaps the ending to the Dark...more
Of course, all prevails, and the worlds survive. The book ends with arch-enemies Sartan and Patryn all trapped inside the cruel and killing Labyrinth. One hopes that the two will band together... Haplo and his lover make amends and plan to continue the search for their child.
The serpents are temporarily defeated, but still will exist in all worlds--balance and whatnot.
The ending, though exciting, was a little wonko, and I found myself s...more
I think this was a good end to the series, although some sad things happened. It was quite clear that none of the characters (excepting the serpents and the Pyran dragons) were truly good or truly evil. Even Xar, in the end, chose to try and help.
It was good to see Haplo's relationship with his dog explained. And I think Haplo and Alfred's friendship is my favourite part of the books - though other Sartans and Patryns have set aside their hatred, learning to wo...more
Beautifully written story, characters to hold onto... adventures to be believed.
I still own those originally purchased books... all but fire sea, (un...more
It was like "Oh now the realy big stuf must all happen!"
And that in the shortest volume of the series...
That can't be a good thing, with all the stuff that still had to happen.
And I was right.
Characters became caricature like playing cards.
Scenes became sort of rushed.
And again, reppetition...
plus useless sidenotes
And then it ends like a typical fairy tale; they all live happily ever after. "yay......."
The complete series was a waste of time for a reread.
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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.”