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review 2017-09-29 12:46
The Seventh Gate by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
The Seventh Gate - Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

I somewhat confusing, fast-paced, action-packed conclusion (with plot holes) to the adventures of Haplo, Alfred and Dog.  The Seventh Gate is the final book in the series and won't make much sense unless you have read the previous 6 books.

 

The DeathGate Cycle has numerous issues with plot, continuity and erratic characterisation, but the world building is original and some of the characters are wonderfully written.  This series is fun to read provided you don't think about things too much.

 

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review 2017-09-28 11:38
Into the Labyrinth by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Into the Labyrinth - Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

This is the 6th novel in the Death Gate Cycle and won't make much sense unless you have read the previous 5 books.  Into the Labyrinth continues the action packed story of Haplo, Alfred, and Dog, who have been stranded in the deadly Labyrinth; and of Xar who is hell-bent on conquering the world via zombie apocalypse.

 

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review 2017-09-27 12:30
Hand of Chaos by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
The Hand of Chaos - Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

This is book 5 of the Death Gate Cycle and won't make any sense unless you have read the previous 4.  This book has many failings in terms of plot continuity and repetitiveness, but it does continue the action packed adventures of Haplo, Jarre, Dog, Bane and the Serpents on Arianus, the realm of Air. 

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review 2017-09-26 13:18
Serpent Mage by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Serpent Mage - Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

 

This is the fourth book in the Death Gate Cycle, set on Chelestra, Realm of Sea, the last of the four worlds created by the Sartan during the Sundering of the Old World in their battle against the Patryns. 

 

The narrative is interwoven with the personal diary of Grundle (who is just awesome!), daughter and heir to the leaders of Chelestra's Dwarven population.  Grundle tells us her account of how the Human, Dwarven and Elven inhabitants of Chelestra are in danger of freezing as their seasun moves away from the seamoon on which they live.  How the Dwarves were commissioned to build vessels to migrate to another seamoon which were destroyed and how Grundle and her friends encounter Haplo on their adventures.

 

Meanwhile, Alfred, the last remaining Sartan, also ends up on Chelestra and is reunited with others of his kind, including Samah, who initiated the Sundering and has been in suspended animation since. 

 

With this book, the characters of Haplo and Alfred become more complex.  Dog also makes a reappearance and we learn more about Xar.  This book is entertaining, action packed and gut-wrenching with original world building and nuanced secondary characters.  

 

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review 2017-09-15 07:28
Fire Sea by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Fire Sea - Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

Book 3 of the Death Gate Cycle is an entertaining, action packed, and sometimes intense, romp through Abarrach, the less-than-pleasant Realm of Stone (not to mention lava and poisonous fumes).  Haplo and Dog make new "friends" and meet old enemies.  The world building is deliciously original, with a rather interesting take on some old tropes.  The cover art for this book also exquisite!

 

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