Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Hour of the Gate (Spellsinger Book 2)

By Alan Dean Foster

After having convinced the rulers of Polastrindu about the martial intentions of the Plated Folk, Jon-Tom and Clothahump and the rest of the gang set out to gather further allies. They travel to far off lands and brave terrible dangers, reaching the unreachable and surmounting the insurmountable. They have lots of adventures, make new friends, meet loads of strange folks and ultimately amass a huge army to stand with them against the enemy.

This second novel, in many ways, was a lot more interesting than the first. The gang gets to have lots of adventures and meet lots of strange beings. But one thing that I found rather disappointing was Jon-Tom doesn't work much magic in this story except at the very end. Other than that though, it was a pretty good read with a satisfying conclusion and I liked it better than the first book in the series. The next book in the series is The Day of Dissonance.

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