Through The Gate in the Sea

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Through The Gate in the Sea

Pathfinder Tales

"Through the Gate in the Sea" by Howard Andrew Jones was a very interesting story with a reptilian character. As a Whovian, it’s great fun when a reptilian is in the story – even though they are not of the Doctor Who universe (or Whoniverse, should I say). I liked how this character, Jekka, was portrayed in the story and the author wrote this character well. I liked how the discovery of the wrecked ship at the beginning was tied into the bigger picture: Jekka’s search for his ancient homeland. Mirian Raas was a strong, independent and smart character who was perhaps my favorite in the story. She and her team seemed to run into trouble at every turn. Family ties seems to be a strong theme in this story; Jekka and his cousin Kalina sharing the sad fate of being the last of their kind, Mirian trying to salvage her relationship with her sister. The witch Rajana was a formidable enemy and I liked how the character, Ensara, ended up being the “softie pirate.” It’s like he chose the wrong profession, because he sure didn’t act like a regular pirate! The character, Ivrian, seemed to run into a lot of people who had bad things to say about his books – and his abilities as a writer – and then there was the healer Jeneta, who was devout in her faith but a strong fighter when the cards were down.

Overall, this was definitely an action-packed and magical fantasy story that had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I enjoyed reading this book and it was hard to put down.


Book Blurb for Through The Gate in the Sea

Deepwater salvager Mirian Raas and her bold crew may have bought their nation’s freedom with a hoard of lost lizardfolk treasure, but their troubles are only just beginning in this sequel to Beyond the Pool of Stars.

When Mirian’s new lizardfolk companions, long believed to be the last of their tribe, discover hints that their people may yet survive on a magical island, the crew of the Daughter of the Mist is only too happy to help them venture into uncharted waters. Yet the perilous sea isn’t the only danger, as the devil-worshiping empire of Cheliax hasn’t forgotten its defeat at Mirian’s hands, and far in the east, an ancient, undead child-king has set his sights on the magical artifact that’s kept the lost lizardfolk city safe all these centuries.

Pathfinder is the world's bestselling tabletop role-playing game—now adapted as a series of novels.

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Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2017 5.00