Orson Scott Card's THE LOST GATE book trailer

A nice book trailer for The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card (Canada, USA, Europe).

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

2 commentaires:

Andrew Taylor said...

I've got this one coming in the mail, and I can't wait for it to get here.

Sadly I can't say I've read much of Orson Scott Card's work, but I plan to change that this year.

Anonymous said...

Expect every main character to be flawless. To be so perfectly brilliant and expert at everything. To never make mistakes. To regard everyone else as simple.

Gets old.