The Lost Gate (Mither Mages)
Title: The Lost Gate (Mither Mages)
Author: Orson Scott Card
I really enjoyed The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card. It interweaves two stories set in different dimensions and set up a unique magical system and world. One of the stories is set in our modern world while the other is a dimension that is somewhat medieval and more magic heavy. I loved discovering how both worlds worked in this book.
-Sarah at the Service Center
Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.
He grew up in the rambling old house, filled with dozens of cousins, and aunts and uncles, all ruled by his father. Their home was isolated in the mountains of western Virginia, far from town, far from schools, far from other people.
There are many secrets in the House, and many rules that Danny must follow. There is a secret library with only a few dozen books, and none of them in English — but Danny and his cousins are expected to become fluent in the language of the books. While Danny’s cousins are free to create magic whenever they like, they must never do it where outsiders might see.
Unfortunately, there are some secrets kept from Danny as well. And that will lead to disaster for the North family.