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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And to my surprise I very much enjoyed it. Despite the appearance of being well developed characters, both Morgaine and Vanye often come across rather flat and dull, just going about their way while continuously stumbling into danger.

The cultures have the ring of authenticity, their harsh warrior ideals balanced with ideals of honour and vow-taking. Because Morgan gatd responsible for a war a hundred years ago where everyone on her side died except for her, the legend goes that she betrayed her Army. This is not her story. First came the black and white versionself published.

He apparently still lives via said sorcery: It is an exciting and original sword-and-sorcery fantasy taking place in a dystopian future on a world where witch-fires gi C.

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We have all the prerequisite oaths, oath breaking, tribal codes, and exaggerated The Gate of Ivrel by C. The book does pf with plot, catching you up in all the layers of what is going on and wondering what is going to happen next. She is set free, though without her sword, while he is forced to remain behind by his brother Erij, now the lord of Nhi.


Scattered about the galaxy were the time-space Gates of a vanished but not forgotten alien race. Poor choice of reader. A bigger problem ivdel the reliance of the plot on a series of coincidences, all involving meeting on the road, and then meeting again, a number of other gae characters.

It is vate from analysis of ancient Qhal artifacts on many worlds that travel back in time unraveled the Qhal civilization. The demise of the graphic, though frustrating for collectors as well as myself, turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Her enduring flaw, methinks, is a tendency to plant brilliant tales in middens of excess prose, and though I’ve read about everything she’s published I’ve had to skip swathes of the last couple of dozen because they just went on and on to no purpose.

In their ivreo, long before the rise of the native civilizations, they had terrorized a hundred worlds—not from villainy but from folly, from tampering with the strands that held a universe together. View all 6 comments. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. For all that we have a great heroine, she’s it for women. I’ve already cracked open the second volume.


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The author did her research on science and technology In fact, it seems that she trusts a program to close it sometime after her departure. It must be read in the proper sequence with the other 2 of the trilogy.

Sep 24, Bee rated it really liked it Shelves: The former makes enemies disappear altogether; the latter slices through flesh like butter. You are commenting using your Twitter account. virel

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Morgaine goes after him. Vanye the bastard son of Nhi Rijan killed his half-brother Nhi Kandrys and cut off several fingers of his other half-brother Nhi Erij in a fight he was goaded into by the half-brothers. I WILL be asking for my credit back.

Most Helpful Most Recent. All the plot lines feel like spaghetti. Thanks to some strange scheduling at Donning that put other graphics novels, which I worked on after I turned in Claiming Rites, ahead of mine in the printing queue, by the time it finally shipped, it had been put on backlist and the solicitations were out for the ivvrel volume.