The Seventh Gate

The Seventh Gate
Death Gate Cycle #7
Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
fantasy
83 / 3 stars

finishes up the tale. The good and bad dragons\serpents, along with the patryns and sartans are all locked into the labyrinth, death’s gate is shut, so no more travel between worlds but the flow between worlds still works, so life can continue. Find out alot about the Sundering and history. Glad to finish it tho.

Into the Labyrinth

Into the Labyrinth
Death Gate Cycle #6
Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
fantasy
83 / 3 stars

The seventh gate is revealed, as the gate where all power resides. The serpentsnakes play a much bigger role and their opposites are shown thru the single personage of Zifnab’s dragon. But the ‘goodpower’ just seems to stay hidden, very disappointing. Lots of cool things happen tho. Haplo finds his old lover and Alfred stops running and accepts his status of serpentmage.

The Hand of Chaos

The Hand of Chaos
Death Gate Cycle #5
Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
fantasy
83 / 3 stars

Hugh the Hand is back and makes sure Bane is killed. Haplo realizes the serpentsnakes are simply our own evilness phantasmagorized[?]. Deals with the elves and their magic system a bit more. Very interesting.

Serpent Mage

Serpent Mage
Death Gate Cycle #4
Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
fantasy
83 / 3 stars

the fourth world. Alfred finds the remnants of his people, Haplo finds the Sartan responsible for the Sundering and both find that they are indeed not the highest powers. More dualism, but you really only see the side of evil. Depressing to see the downside and not the upside. Made me thankful I know there is One All Powerful God, not 2 coequal opposing forces duking it out.

Fire Sea

Fire Sea
Death Gate Cycle #3
Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
fantasy
83 / 3stars

Another world, the remnants of the Sartan, using necromancy, degraded themselves, a Prophecy fulfilled. Alfred and Haplo see, briefly, what the other has gone thru and this creates a bond, even if hated, by Haplo.

Dragon Wing

Dragon Wing
Death Gate Cycle #1
Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
fantasy
83 / 3 stars

I feel like I’ve been dropped into the middle of the story[it is done that way on purpose, I know, but still…]. But a good story. Solid characters, and some real whizbang ideas-worlds of earth, fire, water and air, 2 master races-one imprisoned, the other seemingly disappeared, etc. Very enjoyable over all.