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The Traveler's Gate Chronicles

(Traveler's Gate Chronicles #1-3)

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Together in one volume for the first time, the Traveler's Gate Chronicles are nine short stories that provide depth and breadth to the world of the Traveler's Gate Trilogy. They have been published separately as the mini-collections Tower of Winter, Gardens of Mist, and The Lightning Wastes.

These stories each follow a different Traveler on a journey through one of the myst
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published June 8th 2015 by Hidden Gnome Publishing
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Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebies
The Traveler's Gate Chronicles are a collection of 9 short stories from various territories of the Traveler's Gate world. They are tied together as an Elysian Book of Virtues telling a story to describe each of the Elysian powers along with their purpose. Some of the stories feature some familiar characters from the main series.

First and foremost I have to comment on when someone should read this book. If you don't want to potentially spoil any aspect of the Traveler's Gate trilogy, you should r
Andrew Lukyanenko
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a compilation of short stories set in the world of Traveler's Gate.

I'm really glad that I read them. They make the world muuch more alive and vibrant.

The main series are interesting, but the books focus on the main hero, who rapidly becomes stronger. Very soon non-incarnation enemies become just a meat fodder.

And here we can see other types of Travelers, what is their purpose, how they see the world and so on.
Aug 02, 2022 rated it really liked it
"The Traveler's Gate Chronicles" (Short Stories #1 to #9) by Will Wight.

When to Read:
These short stories can be read after finishing 'The Crimson Vault' (Book 2 of the Traveler's Gate trilogy). But the best time to read these, in my opinion, is after completing the entire trilogy.

While the Traveler's Gate trilogy is fantastic series in terms of action and the magic system, it does leave out some of the world-building when it comes to the different territories. Will Wight rectifies t
Benjamin Espen
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love short story collections. I love them because you can really get to the meat of a story without the overhead of a novel. I like novels, I read a lot of them, but I find many of my favorite authors by means of short stories. Take Tim Powers for example. Jimmy Akin published Powers' short story "Through and Through" in 2006, and I was immediately hooked. I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the late Jerry Pournelle's There Will Be War! series too, I own all ten volumes of it. I've explored th ...more
Feb 28, 2022 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
All the short stories in this collection were at best 2-3 stars, but the last one was significantly better than the rest.
Steven Brown
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
A nice set of short stories set in The Traveler's Gate world.

The majority of the short stories take place before the events of book 1. There is one story that takes place between Books 4 and 5. My advice is to read this set of short stories after reading the trilogy itself first time through. Afterwards you would be familiar enough with the world in order to read it beforehand. Overall the story is based around the color system of the Elysian territory and the territories in the world they are c
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
A sad sequel for the Traveler's Gate

I loved the original Traveler's Gate Series. I blazed through it as fast as I could turn a page. This short book of a short story about each kingdom ley mere down. One or two of the stories were good, but I was let down by the others. It didn't h have Will Wight's trademark humor and his excellent skill of putting together well- crafted sentences. If I had known this before, I wouldn't have read them.
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I normally hate the short story format. Anything smaller than a novella has just never clicked with me, much to my frustration. However, I think short stories designed to flesh out an existing story world have hit the spot. All of these were at least good, with some being fantastic. I think my favorite was the final one with Ragnarus. I would read these after book 2, but before book 3 for the most effect. If you read before book 2 ends, you will have some spoilers.
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this short story collection. The worlds of Traveler's Gate have a lot to offer, and the framing of each story as a lesson from Elysia made most of them feel like a fable. The only stories that felt out of place in the collection were the ones that take place during City of Light, but they were still enjoyable and don't deter from the tone overall. My particular favorites were The Feathered Plains and Tower of Winter. ...more
Sep 26, 2022 rated it liked it
This compact short story collection does more for worldbuilding in the Traveler's Gate universe than the main trilogy books combined. Solid stories full of interesting characters both old and new with more creative plot ideas outside simple combat all the time.

You should read this after the trilogy because there are spoilers and it would be confusing without a reference point.
Jake Thunderbolt
Jul 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read this series a while back, but since binging on Will Wight again with his Cradle series, I needed more of Will's wonderful world-building and character development, so I reread this trilogy. While I wouldnt want Cradle to be delayed any, i do hope that one day he returns to this series and lets us know how Simon is faring! ...more
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was really fun! Each vignette representing each of the Elysian districts tells the story of a virtue. We meet some new characters as well as some familiar ones (Valin and Simon). If you enjoyed the Traveler’s Gate series, this will be a treat.
Rana Garcia
Nov 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Still fire

Got bored and went looking for another Wight book to fill my nighttime. This novela is mad fire and I find myself reminiscent of books past. The longing for valinhall hate to open and make the traveler earn another secret gift. Fam, this series went hard in the paint.
Jun 15, 2021 rated it liked it
Good stories, but this book was basically way too short! I think it was even made up of 3 books, which would have made those 3 books tiny. Need the writer to go back and do another novel or series, based on the Traveler's Gate. ...more
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it

I really enjoyed seeing more of the other territories. Interesting world. Of course, my favorite was the one with Simon. Nice to see him through others’ eyes.
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Some really good short stories to give additional insight. But who is the old man? if it's the Eldest ... that would be weird. ...more
Ryan McCoin
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Solid side tales

These are a nice addition to the Traveler's Gate World and provides a lot of good background and world building.
Jul 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
First off: definitely read this AFTER you've read the proper 3 TG books. Otherwise I doubt it'll make much sense. And if you do, these small glimpses back into the Territories are quite lovely. I particularily enjoyed seeing Simon again, from the outside, as a fully confident and nearly invincible Founder's Heir of Valinhall. ...more
Gerald Adotevi
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great Read

As usual, excellently wrritten. Provides some insights into the world that became the trilogy. Cant wait for more. Thank you
Scott Wozniak
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant companion stories

These short stories only make sense if you already know the characters and world from the Traveler's Gate trilogy. But if you do they are wonderful! Emotional, funny, fierce, and even revealing some secrets the main trilogy didn't explain. Loved it.
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable material fleshing out the Traveler's Gate world. Definitely read books 1 and 2 first, but after that, read this as a great build-up to the finale. ...more
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