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  • ISBN 0553290983
  • ISBN13 978-0553290981
  • Language English
  • Author Margaret Weis
  • Publisher Spectra (July 1, 1991)
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Action and Adventure
  • Size ePub 1952 kb
  • Size Fb2 1561 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 972

On steamy Pryan, never-ending sunlight and plentiful rain have created a jungle so vast that humans and elves dwell high in the trees and only dwarves live anywhere near the ground. From the treetops the aristocratic elves sell weapons to the other races, whose incessant warfare sends a steady steam of profits and essential resources skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred will not heal -- not even under the threat of annihilation at the hands of legendary Titans. Armed with little more than their wits and prophecy, an elf, a human, and a dwarf must unite to try to save the world from destruction.

Only 18 left in stock (more on the way). Ditto for the reverse: if people don't like the first book, then they're probably not going to want to read any of the other books in the series.

Serpent Mage: Volume 4 "Death Cage Cycle" (The Death Gate Cycle). The Hand of Chaos: A Death Gate Novel, Volume 5 (The Death Gate Cycle). Into the Labyrinth (The Death Gate Cycle Book 6). Margaret Weis.

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On steamy Pryan, never-ending sunlight and plentiful rain have created a jungle so vast that humans and elves dwell high in the trees and only dwarves live anywhere near the ground

On steamy Pryan, never-ending sunlight and plentiful rain have created a jungle so vast that humans and elves dwell high in the trees and only dwarves live anywhere near the ground. From the treetops the aristocratic elves sell weapons to the other races, whose incessant warfare sends a steady steam of profits and essential resources skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred will not heal - not even under the threat of annihilation at the hands of legendary Titans. Armed with little more than their wits and prophecy, an elf, a human, and a dwarf must unite to try to save the world.

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In book 2 of The Death Gate Cycle, Haplo travels to the second world created after the sundering of the natural world into four components: air, fire, earth, water. Pryan is the world of fire. The world is so lush with vegetation that most people have never seen the ground; they live in cities built on top of moss beds in the treetops. Nov 22, 2015 Lana rated it really liked it.

The Death Gate Cycle is a seven-part series (heptalogy) of fantasy novels written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. The main conflict is between two powerful races, the Sartan and the Patryns, which branched off from humans following a nuclear/anti-matter holocaust. Centuries prior to the events of the series, the Sartan attempted to end the conflict by sundering the Earth into four elemental realms, and imprisoning the Patryns in a fifth prison world, the Labyrinth.

Elven Star: The Death Gate Cycle Book 2 - Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. Title/Series: Elven star volume 2 the death gate cycle.

Elven Star - The Death Gate CycleVolume2. Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. I passed through the Last Gate and emerged into this world, known as the Nexus. Here, I discovered what had been done to us by the Sartan. More importantly, I discovered the existence of four new worlds and the connections between the worlds. I discovered Death's Gate. I returned to the Labyrinth-I return frequently-and used my magic to fight and stabilize parts of it, providing safe havens for the rest of my people still struggling to free themselves from their bonds.

Talk about Elven Star (The Death Gate Cycle, Volume 2)


Conjulhala
Sure this novel was written in the 1980s but it is a classic that rivals anything written today. I just found out about this series and I am really enjoying it.The introduction of a wizard named Zifnab indicates that the world is in fact a post-apocalyptic version of Earth. Zifnab makes references to airlines, Gandalf the Grey, and other things that let the reader know there is more to the story than what has presented so far. The book reminds me of the Shannara series, by Terry Brooks, that way. Anywho, if you like epic fantasy I think you will find this series, and this book in particular, very enjoyable.
Alsath
The Death Gate books are second only to Dragonlance in the Weiss/Hickman universe of greatness.

In this second book in the series, Haplo travels to the world of fire (which is confusing because it's really a jungle world, but the sun and heat...) Haplo, the Tanis half-elven of this series, travels to this world without Alfred, his Sartan arch-enemy. Alfred is a much more interesting character, but his absence is made up for by a surprise visit from the wizard Zifnab...

This book takes a dark turn, and is pretty violent. I think they erred on this side of too much tragedy here. Nonetheless, it's part of an amazing series and still one of their best even so many years later.
Morad
So far I have the same problem with this whole book series each book is over priced for what you get. Although well written with a good story for as short as these book are they are not worth 7.99 each to then have to spend another 7.99 in a week or two on the next book in the series. Also you should note a week or two I based on me reading at night for 30 min or so before bed. If someone were to sit down with this book for a day or two and had any decent reading speed they would be done with the book that quickly. Other then being over priced these are good books however and if you have the money worth reading.
Delirium
In all probability, people who read the first of the Death Gate Cycle books and like it, are going to want to read all of the books in the series (regardless of any flucutation in the individual books' ratings). Ditto for the reverse: if people don't like the first book, then they're probably not going to want to read any of the other books in the series. Thus, instead of individual book ratings, I've rated the whole series and given a short blurb on any specifics for each book.
Overall, this is a very good series. The authors were amazingly creative in coming up with this concept and the books are well-written, extremely interesting, and internally consistent (mostly -- see below for some exceptions). I highly recommend this series of books for everyone. My comments for the indidual books follow:
Vol. 1 -- Dragon Wing: This book covers the exploration of Arianus: the realm of Air. It introduces us to the two main characters (Haplo and Alfred) and many of the recurring characters throughout the series. It's a well-paced, well-written book that's an excellent reresentation of what to expect in most of the rest of the series. Essentially, if you like this book, you'll like the other six books. If you don't like this book, then there's no sense in reading any of the others.
Vol. 2 -- Elven Star: This book covers the exploration of Pryan: the realm of Fire. Alfred is entirely missing from this book, and Haplo isn't really the centerpiece. Instead, the book is mostly written from the perspective of the mensch and of the newly introduced (and recurring) Zifnab. The one possible weakness in the book is that Weis/Hickman wrote it such that the structure of Pryan itself is more of a mystery than Arianus was in the first book.
Vol. 3 -- Fire Sea: This book covers the exploration of Abarrach: the realm of Stone. Once again, both Haplo and Alfred are present. The characters and areas presented in this book are key elements for the entire series. An interesting book, but not a very happy one at all.
Vol. 4 -- Serpent Mage: This book covers the exploration of Chelestra: the realm of Water. Both Alfred and Haplo are on this world. But, for the most part, they follow separate plot lines. There's a lot of action taking place throughout the book and Weis/Hickman introduce some actual Sartan (besides Alfred). They also bring in an ancient evil to balance the ancient good introduced in the previous book. The most irritating thing about this book is that it ends in a cliff-hanger. The previous books tied up their worlds' activities fairly nicely. Not so in this book. It ends at a very inconvenient spot.
Vol. 5 -- Hand of Chaos: This book returns Haplo to Arianus and the people he met there earlier. Whereas the first four books of the series cover the exploration of the four realms, this book starts the synthesis of the various threads from those books into a movement towards closure. It's a good book, but, unfortunately, it doesn't do anything with Alfred. The previous book left Alfred heading towards a bad end. This book doesn't do anything with that. So, while reading the book, you constantly have this little voice in the back of your mind going "what's happening with Alfred?" Irritating.
Vol. 6 -- Into the Labyrinth: This book ranges across just about all of the worlds of the Death Gate. It brings all of the various threads from the other books to a head. Most importantly, it finally does something with Alfred. The unfortunate thing about this book is that it contains a lot of technical errors (or, more specifically, contradictions). For instance, in Dragon Wing, we're told that a person needs to be familiar with an area to use a transportation spell to get to that area. Yet, very close to the beginning of the book, one of the characters uses such a spell without ever having been to her target location. There are also several instances where the characters COULD have used such a spell, but don't. Likewise, there are problems with replication spells. In Fire Sea, Haplo and Alfred use such a spell to replicate enough food for a large group of people. Yet, in this book, no one seems to consider using a replication spell to produce more of some food. But, later on, those same people are using that same spell to replicate weapons. Plus, at one point, Xar uses a spell to just materialize both food and drink for a party. But, if such a thing is possible, why do the Patryns hunt and, apparently, farm in the Labyrinth? Also, the size of the Labyrinth seems wrong. From the previous books, it's taken hundreds (if not thousands) of years for various Patryns to traverse the hundreds of Gates in the Labryrinth. Yet, in this book, from the very beginning of the Labyrinth they can see the results of things happening at the Final Gate. There's also the problem of how people at the center of the Labyrinth would know anything about the Final Gate.
Vol. 7 -- Seventh Gate: This is the conclusion of the Death Gate series. Unforunately, I didn't much care for it. Basically, it comes across as being pretty sappy. All of a sudden, Haplo and Alfred are best buds and want to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Most of the various threads are tied up adequately (if not very satifyingly). But, the sudden push towards liberal "peace, love, and harmony" is trite. Of the seven books in this series, this one is the least good. Once again, I didn't much care for the tone of this book. But, since it adequatly ties up most everything that needed tying up, I'm not going to downgrade the whole series because of that.
WOGY
This is one of the best series I have ever read. This book is one of my favorites in the series. It has a good bit of humor and the story is very interesting. It draws you in. I originally read The Death Gate Cycle when it first came out and I avidly anticipated every book. It is one of the series I like to drag out and reread every now and then.
Ranenast
amazing series!!!!!
Styphe
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I can't put my finger on it, but this seems lazy, and not nearly as complete a story as I would have expected from the first. And missing key points, such as not bringing back one that knows this world, and more but it would be a spoiler.