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The Limbreth Gate by Megan Lindholm

The Limbreth Gate (1984)

by Megan Lindholm

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Series: The Windsingers (3), Ki and Vandien (3)

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Worth reading just to complete the story arc - even though you don't necessarily realize, if you stop reading after either book one or two, that there is an arc. Also fun is the Brurjan met on the other side of the gate. A fun Brurjan? Yes. Also, these would be good books for a discussion group, this one maybe especially. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Not really my favourite of the quartet. I find it somewhat wince-worthy, somehow -- I don't like seeing Ki the way she is in this book, really. Still, the world-building that I love continues, hinting at some larger events, and also filling in parts of Ki's past with the deftest touches -- filling in about her mother, explaining why the harpies attacked her family...

Ki and Vandien are an awesome couple, strong both together and alone. In fact, the way they seem to have to be separated before the plot kicks off, in this book and the second book, suggests that together they're a lot stronger, because they temper each other -- Ki's caution tempers Vandien's impulsiveness, but he pushes/tugs her on to do things she wouldn't otherwise do.

I have to pause for a second to appreciate again how strong Ki's character is while also being feminine -- not really conforming to any stereotypes. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
...Maybe this third book in the quartet is the most difficult to appreciate. In terms of structure and emotional charge it is the best of the quartet so far I think but definitely a more challenging read than the previous two. Lindholm is clearly progressing as a writer over the course of this series. Something that can be seen in the final volume, Luck of the Wheels (1989), as well. Ki and Vandien remain two of Lindhom's most intriguing creations and I am very much enjoying to way in which she develops these characters. The Limbreth Gate made me want to reach for the next one immediately after finishing it. Unfortunately there is a to read stack to consider though, it will have to wait its turn. I will try to read and review that book before the year is out and wrap up this series.

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  Valashain | Sep 19, 2012 |
A gypsy woman is drawn into a shadow world to fulfill the destiny created for her when she was briefly kidnapped as a child.

The Limbreth Gate is the third installment in Megan Lindholm’s Ki and Vandien Quartet, and is perhaps the most conventional of her books. The plotline is a familiar one–a shadow world opens up, sucking the main characters in–and while Lindholm doesn’t exactly take it to new heights, she does deliver a solid, well-written, suspenseful fantasy tale.

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Craft, KinukoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gregory, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pennec, Guillaume LeTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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