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Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy
This dreamlike, nuanced and sensual novel is reminiscent of the best of early Charles de Lint and is compulsively readable. Rose is a memorable, unique and wholly sympathetic protagonist, and the supporting cast is equally well drawn. The story of Rose and Sam is compelling, enchanting and utterly enthralling. This is simply one of the best fantasy novels of the year.
Every seven years, on the Night of the Summer Stars, the Gatekeeper opens the gates between this world and that of the Aetherials. Until one year, when Lawrence Wilder, the Gatekeeper, refuses to open the largest gate and shutters the smaller gates that have been traditionally kept open year-round. The Aetherials, led by Auberon Fox, are outraged by this betrayal, despite Wilder's insistence that a terrible calamity awaits them all on the other side.
Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs
Published: August 2009