Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Wreck of Heaven (The World Gates, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Wreck of Heaven (The World Gates, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Wreck of Heaven

(The World Gates #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  295 ratings  ·  11 reviews
There are doors into other worlds -- and those who cross over are changed forever ...

Two women have discovered the way into a new reality -- one so close to Earth that events there have shattering repercussions here. On Oria -- a wondrous paradise and nightmare both -- Molly McColl has powers she never imagined ... and a destiny that threatens her life, her love, and her s
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 25th 2003 by Harper Voyager
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Wreck of Heaven, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Wreck of Heaven

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.82  · 
Rating details
 ·  295 ratings  ·  11 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Wreck of Heaven (The World Gates, #2)
Melinda VanLone
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first one I was anxious to see what happens next. Holly Lisle did not disappoint! The more I read, the more complex the story gets and the richer the world she’s created. I am absolutely fascinated by her vision of the afterlife, and by the world upon world structure. The idea that this is where the mythology for the Gods came from is so cool. Underlying it is the thought that anyone can be a god. And that the word god does not imply good. There are dark ones, and light ones. B ...more
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it
A good trilogy for many ages. Two sisters, many worlds, "immortal" enemies. Can they save not only Earth, but all the worlds in its world-chain? They will most certainly try. ...more
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Perhaps I should have taken a break after reading the first one, but I was disappointed by this novel. I felt like the themes that Lisle had started in the first novel were not carried through into this one.

First the complexity of the bad guys was taken away. Lisle set up the Rron as her big baddies who seem to have no redeaming qualities.

Additionally, the two heroines also lost some of their appeal. While they remain strong female characters, they did a lot more emotional flailing in this nov
Apr 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, fantasy
When I was in the throes of out-of-reading-material desperation, I requested this from the library, even knowing it was the second book in the series. (They didn't have the first.)

This book also has a convoluted backstory, presumably covered in book 1, but overall seemed somewhat easier to follow than Sins & Shadows. Which... is semi-silly. Like the other Holly Lisle book, there is a mother protagonist, which I found mildly novel.

Pleasant enough that I will probably check out book 3.
Stephanie Void
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best fantasy trilogies I have read. Why? Because of the characters. So rarely do you see protagonists like Lauren: a 30-something adult, with a child and a history. I loved it; so refreshing and different. The story was great as well, and I loved the way magic in this world is used.
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
It must be interesting in the mind of Ms. Lisle. Her fantasy books are wild and wickedly different than anything else I've read. The two sisters split with inter-dimensional travel is appealing. Oddly enough, after reading this book, my dreams of inter-dimensional traveling increased again. ...more
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If Holly Lisle writes it, I want to read it. I was so lucky to discover this new trilogy after it was completed -- what a satisfying read. Holly does not fail to deliver.
Ricky Mcbride
Aug 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Better than the first in the series.
Anthea Strezze
Jan 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review to be added later.
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Keep readimg.. this is good.... but book three is yet to come...
Hanna Sandvig
May 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
rated it liked it
Oct 02, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Feb 18, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Dec 27, 2007
rated it really liked it
Jun 17, 2012
rated it really liked it
Dec 10, 2009
rated it it was amazing
Jun 21, 2015
rated it it was ok
Jun 02, 2020
rated it it was ok
Nov 12, 2008
rated it it was amazing
Jan 19, 2021
Hank Stram
rated it liked it
Jan 01, 2016
Deborah Wright
rated it liked it
Feb 15, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Nov 10, 2012
rated it liked it
Sep 29, 2009
Donna Journey
rated it it was amazing
May 25, 2016
debra mcelravy
rated it really liked it
Jul 20, 2014
rated it liked it
Jan 22, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Jun 28, 2012
rated it really liked it
May 08, 2014
Ricki Miller
rated it really liked it
Jun 19, 2011
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Reckoning (Strange Angels, #5)
  • The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle, #4)
  • The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
  • The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3)
  • The Desert Spear (Demon Cycle, #2)
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga, #4)
  • Riwenne & the Bionic Witches (Divine Warriors, #2)
  • Lost Talismans and a Tequila (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #7)
  • The Candle and the Flame
  • The Ghost Beside Me
  • Ishmael
  • Playing with Matches
  • The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy, #1)
  • Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2)
  • Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
  • Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature
  • The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America's Predators
See similar books…
Holly Lisle has been writing fiction professionally since 1991, when she sold FIRE IN THE MIST, the novel that won her the Compton Crook Award for best first novel. She has to date published more than thirty novels and several comprehensive writing courses. She has just published WARPAINT, the second stand-alone novel in her Cadence Drake series.

Holly had an ideal childhood for a writer…which is t

Other books in the series

The World Gates (3 books)
  • Memory of Fire (The World Gates, #1)
  • Gods Old and Dark (The World Gates, #3)

News & Interviews

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
37 likes · 10 comments