Author: Kate Elliott
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| Genre: Epic Fantasy
| Content: Adult, Heroes
| ISBN-10: 0765349302
| ISBN-13: 9780765349309
| Cover Design: Micheal Kaluta
| Mass Market Paperback: 722 pages
| Publisher: Tor (October 2, 2007)
| Source: Personal copy
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| Rating: 5 Stars
One of the reasons why Fantasy is my genre of choice is the escape it provides. While other types of fiction tell a great story they don't take me out of THIS world. However, when you encounter a superb world builder like Kate Elliott, the escape is total. The world she has created with the Crossroads Trilogy is both vivid and detailed, and yet does not override the characters' stories. Often I read books that get bogged down in the details. Pages and pages of nothing but descriptions of the local scenery, customs, laws and religions. I find my eyes skipping down the page to "get to the good stuff". Not in this case. Instead, I found myself as fascinated with the world they lived in as I was with the characters themselves.
Fantasy Series Book Review by Mulluane
The story flows seamlessly. Characters grow and develop. Some for better, some for worse. Divergent countries are experienced along the way with their own cultures and religions. Problems are solved while worse problems develop. And various mysteries abound throughout, lending an aura of suspense to the tale.
♦ Conclusion. Honestly, I cannot think of anything I did not like about this book, unless it is how many times that "read one more chapter" caused me to look up and see dawn breaking. Well, maybe one thing. It does end with a lot of questions left unanswered. Not quite a cliffhanger but enough incomplete info that you really want to pick up the next book immediately. (Which is exactly why I only read and review completed series. No patience for waiting a year or more to get those answers.)
♦ Highly recommended! Stay tuned for my review of book two. After all, sleep is highly overrated right???
Amazon Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars
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Epic Fantasy Book Review of Spirit Gate (Crossroads, Book 1) by Kate Elliott - Reviewed by Mulluane - on June 22 2013 - Rating: of 5 Stars