The Lost Gate - Orson Scott Card

The Lost Gate

By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 710 Ratings


Orson Scott Card's The Lost Gate is the first book in the Mithermages series from the New York Times bestselling author of Ender's Game.

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.

The Mithermages series
The Lost Gate
The Gate Thief

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  • I'm obsessed!

    By Susan13inTexas
    I read it in two sittings and was anxious to start The Gate Thief, but it seems I can't get it on my iPad yet. This is the first fantasy I've read in years and I was blown away.
  • Where's The Gate Thief?

    By Onbu
    Why did Apple take down The Gate thief from the store??
  • Lost Gate

    By Marie3122
    Interesting and compelling enough that I will order the next book today
  • Amazing

    By DavidRod9812
    I've read many many books by Scott Card and this is probably the best one so far.Highly recommend it.
  • Amazing story!

    By Shasity7
    Was my first OSC book and I couldn't put it down! When I heard the 2nd one was coming out I had to have it! He's an amazing writer!
  • Great

    By NeedMoGreen
    Great book I loved it I hope they make another
  • Awesome book

    By Crazy Cane1973
    I bought this book after I read the first ender book and that was around 4:00 one afternoon and forgot to sleep and finished it some time between 5:00 & 6:00 in the morning I literally couldn't put it down haha.
  • Sequel PLEEEEEZE!!!

    By dbaGrace
    Loved this book! I have dreamed the things in this book!!!! Oh so hopeful a sequel will continue this never ending story!
  • Good story

    By Herr Herr1
    Good story
  • Brilliant read!

    Can't wait for the next one