Thursday, 2 December 2010

Exclusive Excerpt from 'The Lost Gate' on

I'm not a huge fan of Orson Scott Card but you might be and you're probably looking forward to getting hold of a copy of 'The Lost Gate' when it is published. While you're waiting (it's not out until January 4th), you might want to have a little click here (registration is free) and get reading the excerpt(s) on Apparently, there's a whole load more content to come between now and when the book comes out. Like I said, worth a look if you're a fan :o) Here's the blurb,

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.

I might give it a try, don't know...

1 comment:

Salt-Man Z said...

I consider myself a huge OSC fan, but I haven't been impressed with anything he's written since the turn of the century. That said, I just won an ARC of this through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, so I'm interested to see whether he was able to capture some of the old Card magic.