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The Other Side of the Gate

(Into the Realms #1)

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Daniel Weaver, a 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy, awakens to find himself in a tiny boat drifting through an open bay towards a strange, mystical land. He discovers that for ages youngsters like him have been brought here, to The Realms, without knowing why and without a way home. The people have explored and settled across The Realms, carving out their own little pockets of ...more
Hardcover, 704 pages
Published August 2009 by Eloquent Books (first published July 28th 2009)
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Sophie
Full disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this novel from the author.

The Other Side of the Gate describes another world - The Realms - which has been populated over the ages by humans who have mysteriously disappeared from their homes on Earth to reawake floating in a small boat in the entrance to the First Realm. From there, the newcomers have the option of staying and making a life in the first town they come to, or going on a "forward quest" - that is, traveling forward from the first to
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Rachel
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fourteen year old Daniel Weaver arrives in a strange new world called the Realms one night by boat. He doesn’t know where he is or how he got there. He is not the first human to come there, nor will he be the last. He meets a local girl named Eleanor, and together decide to travel through the sixteen Gates of the Realms on a “forward quest” in order to find out the truth about why humans have been coming to the Realms. Come explore the world of the Realms, and join Daniel and Eleanor as they beg ...more
John Maxwell
Oct 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teens up
Recommended to John by: Craig Curtis, the author
I have actually read this book more than once,by which I mean, I know the author and was privileged to see some of his rough draft ideas along the way, and to discuss elements of the book as it was being written. Most recently, I read the entire book from cover to cover, and was enchanted to see the book in its final form.

This book appeals to me on many levels , bordering on a coming of age experience, adventure, drama, fantasy, science fiction and romance - and none of the elements diustract fr
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