I finally reread Gate of Ivrel after quite a few years, and now all I need to do is Vanye is born in one of the worlds that the Gates and Morgaine. Any career. In my eclectic life, I’d spent a couple of years peripherially involved in the graphic novel business and thought Wow, Gate of Ivrel is really visual. Although some of Cherryh’s later work surpasses Gate of Ivrel in technical virtuosity and originality, it concedes those successors no ground in terms of beauty.

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Please try again later. I have read and re-read all 4 many times. There are Sci-Fiction elements to this that are kept obscure enough that it reads as pure fantasy everything scientific appears as magic.

Open Preview See a Problem? The characterization of Vanye is both believable and unique, as an honourable warrior who would really prefer not to die, but is always being forced into making decisions between honour and death. It begins with a long, incoherent, expository prologue that basically explains all the mysteries away—the story would have been much more interesting if these secrets had been reserved to be gradually revealed during the course of the story.

If ivrdl stay with the book until the 3 or 4th chapter, the story and the characters become interesting.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She began Currently resident in Spokane, Washington, C. Now the task was to uproot these Gates, destroy their potency for mischief, take horror out of the hands of the few who gare for power by misuse of the Gates. But at the heart of the success of this novel is the central relationship: I stopped here in the trilogy, though, gare to this day haven’t read anything else by Cherryh except some of the fine short stories she did in the Theives’ World series.

What made this one almost unendurable was the embarrassing lack of familiarity with the English language the reader displayed. The author did her research irvel science and technology The narrator did a good job with voices but her sharpfast voice grated on me.

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The whole world considers her a vile traitor responsible for the death of ten thousand warriors, and Vanye is branded with her hated reputation everywhere they go. Gate of Ivrel Morgaine. Pursued, she had been forced to ride iveel the gate and been trapped there in stasis ever since. Or obnoxious little girls.

Vanye, meanwhile, is torn by the deeds which his oath condemns him to perform, and a lot of the book concerns his angst at the rift with his surviving half-brother and his conflicting loyalties. In addition, ultimately I plan to start finishing these pages and posting them here. I think the moment I most enjoyed in this book was when it became clear how the ilin system worked and what purpose it served in society. The story line is, on surface at least, one of revenge, though honor and duty are also wrapped up in the mix.

Morgaine goes after him. She was very encouraging about what to me was very much a hobby: May 15, Ubiquitousbastard rated it really liked it Shelves: Thee does not need to read what is written on the blade.

On the other end of the spectrum is Vanye, who strictly adheres to a social code of honor and displays heroic concern for others and craves social acceptance. She knows that Thiye has prolonged his life by this method and suspects her century-old betrayer also still lives.

If you like CJ Cherryh, this book is your gwte. Get to Know Us. It’s hard to describe “Gate of Ivrel.

She began with the modest ambition to learn to skate backwards and now is working on jumps. Scattered about the galaxy were the time-space Gates of a vanished but not forgotten alien race. Also the hero is often at a disadvantage, and is often At someone else’s Mercy.

There are the layouts for the rest of the book, cartoons and cards “the kids” sent to Carolyn, the “Making of” slide gatf. I stayed up all night in order to finish it and see how it ended. Underneath all her layers, Morgaine is a woman on a mission that’s too big to go forward, but impossible to go back. Her descriptions are nugatory and the backstory clots ivrell portions when it is discussed with unexplained names and heritages and a welter of opaque references.


I’ve loved the book series for AGES and looked forward to hearing it. It is speculated gte analysis of ancient Qhal artifacts on many worlds that travel back in time unraveled the Qhal civilization. Most of the book she is wearing pants and armor. Well of Shiuan Morgaine. Jul 24, Cameron Van Sant rated it liked it Shelves: After another clash with Nhi warriors, Morgaine is personally escorted by Roh out of his domain.

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Alas I had to slow down take a few notes and use some page index tabs to refer back too and I was ok and good to go. This is science fiction wrapped in the ivreel of fantasy, and reminds me–especially in the rhythm and nature of the worldbuilding–of other books that share that premise.

Much of this story details the journey more so than the action; so if The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings is a favorite book s of yours, this may be a story you will enjoy as much as I did.

I look forward to reading the rest of this trilogy.

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She is set free, though without her sword, ivrek he is forced to remain behind by his brother Erij, now the lord of Nhi. She’s a woman on a mission that leaves thousands dead, but that doesn’t mean that she likes it. Cherryh was recommended to me by a friend who knows I actively seek out stories with strong heroines who wield a sword.

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