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Gate of Air

(Dragon Gods #1)

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Frayka must find and convince the dragon gods of the Far East to appease the gods of her Northland heritage. If she fails, her own Northlander gods will destroy all the mortals who once promised to worship them.

The Far East is a mysterious place of legend to Northlanders like Frayka. Only an old map can show her how to get there. Once she arrives, all of Frayka’s sensibi
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Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published June 15th 2017
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Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
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A new series based on the same world as the Dragonslayer Saga, Frayka is tasked by the Northland gods to find the dragon gods of the Far East. With an old map in hand and the companionship of her new husband, she sets off not knowing how different her land is toward woman... As her and her foreign husband meet delay after delay Frayka feels abandoned by her portents which guided her so well in the past... will she ever be able to convince the dr
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Viel Nast
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epic-fantasy
the dragonslayer saga continues with a new heroine. Frayka is a northener with an easterner background and ties. She is forced to leave her homeland to search a mythic gate, trying she would find many more. An interesting world with Gods fighting and different cultures supporting different gods the narrative is intriguing and the fantasy setting goes deeper than the narration letting the reader imagine the depth of the world. Frayka is pushed by fate and cruel gods to her limits but she faces th ...more
Camillea
I would like to thank the author for sending me a physical copy of this book. All opinions are of my own.

When I first caught a glimpse of this book through a newsletter, I just knew I had to read it.

- Asian mythology
- Dragons
- Gods
- Dragon Gods
- Asian characters

I couldn't have been more excited to received this book. This is my first time reading Resa Nelson's work, so I was a little unfamiliar with the world she had created. Perhaps reading her previous books might have made me more acquaint
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Ali (the bandar blog)
DNF at 25%.
Reasons this one wasn't for me:
- The pacing was way too fast.
- The relationship felt really undeveloped (why do I care about characters getting married if I hardly know them at this point?).
- And I couldn't wrap my brain around the Scandinavian/Far East combo. Oil and water for sure.

I can't say that things weren't going to get better, but I lost interest and knew my mind was made up at that point. It wasn't going to be one I enjoyed.
J Aislynn d'Merricksson
***This book was reviewed via XPresso Book Tours

Gate of Air follows the Northlander seer Frayka, who has been tasked by the Northland gods to make a peace with the dragon gods of the Far East. Frayka has Far East blood, and sees portents, a fact that makes other Northlanders wary of her. Now she must travel to the Far East and find the Gate of Air in order to meet the dragon gods. Along the way, she learns more about her family’s past, and her gift of portents.

I had high hopes for Gate of Air,
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Nancy Foster
I had this book on my kindle for quite a while, and I ended up reading it more out of random chance because I was traveling on the subway when I abruptly finished one book, and once the vehicle goes underground, my chances of reading a book during the long commute home would have gone nil. So pretty much this book was more of a pick something fast or else!

That said, this book's cover is simply gorgeous. Kudos to the designer for such an awesome cover!

Setting those two issues aside, this book is
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Ani Bari
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Resa Nelson has created an epic tale of two cultures colliding. The difficulties of women in society and the changing culture to protect those you love. Frayka is strong and independent but is still shown as soft and delicate. Her mission is filled with trials of all kinds and her greatest enemy is man.

You don’t realise how intense the story is until you are gripping your kindle and wondering if you will have your answers in this first of four books in the Dragon God Series. Between the gods an
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Al Burke
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book free from Instafreebie, and while reviews aren't necessarily demanded, I always oblige. Here are some things I didn't know about Gates of Air:
1. It's apparently Young Adult
2. It's part of a series.

If YA means no nookie and no swearing or gratuitous violence, it definitely fits the bill. I'm not averse to violence, but I tend to sleep through sex scenes. Even so, it was nice to see the book managed to avoid all those things yet hold my interest. The fact that I was 100 pages in b
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Christinaraven
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is another series based in the world of Dragon Slayer and Dragonfly series. I enjoyed the story itself as it showed the problems that can occur if you ignore the customs of the country you are in. It might help if I had read the other series first to get a better understanding of the world and the nuances of the story. But I could still enjoy the story and picked up what was going on easily. And I could easily laugh and groan about how Frayka and Njall thought it would be easy to visi ...more
Rebecca
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 star

If it weren't for my guilt about low reviews without finishing the book, I wouldn't have gotten beyond the first chapter or two. It did improve some after that, but it wasn't really a satisfying read for me. I felt disconnected from the characters and intermittently annoyed at the writing. The early chapters are filled with info dumps and repetitive phrasing. It claims to be book one of a series, but it feels like a much later book and provides copious information in the form of extended d
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Ruthanne Taylor
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I didn’t close enough attention when I bought this book. Yes, it is book 1 of a 4 book series but also book 9 of a 16 book series. It was a good story & I liked the characters, I haven’t decided whether to continue reading this series.
Sarah
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Engaging story

Nice continuation from the Dragonfly series. This Book leaves many questions to be answered in the next book. I'm looking forward to seeing if they are in the next book.
Kelsey Wheeler
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review Oct 2nd!
Jennifer Sigman
Quit at page 41 of 305. Poorly written, starts in the middle of something, very childish.
Kira Brighton
*Received free e-copy via BookBub*
lynne davis
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So much better than what I was expecting, a quick read and page turner.
Cathy
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story with believable characters you'll fall n love with and an enjoyable read.
Bradley Bailey
It is such a great book I can't believe how Resa was able to make characters so appealing in such a short amount of time.
I would without a doubt recommend it to anyone who likes a good action novel this book is filled with frills and excitement
once you pick it up you can't stop reading
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Resa Nelson is the author of the 4-book Dragonslayer series: The Dragonslayer’s Sword (nominated for the Nebula Award, finalist for the EPPIE Award), The Iron Maiden , The Stone of Darkness , and The Dragon's Egg . Her 4-book Dragonfly series takes place after the Dragonslayer series.

Her standalone novels include the mystery/thrillers All Of Us Were Sophie and Our Lady of the Absolute .

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Other books in the series

Dragon Gods (4 books)
  • Gate of Earth (Dragon Gods, #2)
  • Gate of Fire (Dragon Gods, #3)
  • Gate of Water (Dragon Gods, #4)