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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A loom is gathering dust and needs rethreading, a wooden ship model awaits construction, and the cats demand their own time much more urgently. We have other groups with unique personalities. There are of course exceptions to this: Hard to tell if I could love this book.

Gate of Ivrel (Morgaine, book 1) by C J Cherryh

This is probably my least favorite of the Cherryh I’ve read so far, but by no means a disappointment; I will read the sequels. The purpose of this quest is to destroy not a magic ring of power with charmed letters written upon it, but a completely different artefact: And she seems determined to get him killed too! Set up if giveaway. Not surprisingly, many of the orders for Claiming Rites were cancelled, shipments refused and very few iverl were even placed for Fever Dreams.


What other book might you compare Gate of Ivrel to and why?

See 1 question about Gate of Ivrel…. After driving off Liell’s men with the deadly sword, they reach Thiye’s fortress. And like a cheap movie, the scenes between often prove dull and tedious, providing a little information, but mostly wasting your time.

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This is the story of Nhi Vanye, exiled from his home for kinslaying, who inadvertently frees Morgaine from imprisonment and finds himself caught up in her struggle, torn between obligations to her and to his kin, threatened as a result by forces he can barely imagine. The High Fantasy tropes are laid out with respectful fidelity, which leads us perhaps into over-familiarity.

Here, he seems more like a fifteen gte old boy. The setting is deep and imaginative, and the characters experience the events as harrowing and exhausting in a way that feels more real than your typical fantasy novel.

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Gate of Ivrel

A straight-ahead quest story that gradually reveals a textured history and background. Erij wants his brother to help him rule, knowing him to be trustworthy and bound to him by blood.

She helps Vanye, reminds him that she has Lord-rights on this world that were never rescinded because everyone thought she was dead, and claims his service to her needs.


No Reviews are Available. Both are about a strong woman with a mission she would trade all to accomplish Did Jessica Almasy irvel a good job differentiating all the characters? Her descriptions are nugatory and the backstory clots those portions when it is discussed with unexplained names and heritages and a welter of opaque references.

Vanye and Morgaine’s story is one that has been with me as a true friend for 20 years. Unique setting with well-developed characters. This is a re-read after many years of the first in the Morgaine series, and at first I wondered if I would enjoy it as much as last time. Cherryh suggested I try writing my own stories. Fires of Azeroth Morgaine.

Inside, they come upon the aged Thiye, but before they can react, the old man is killed by Roh. Hate are the layouts for the rest of the book, cartoons and cards “the kids” sent to Carolyn, the “Making of” slide show.

She is set free, though without her sword, while he is forced to remain behind by his brother Erij, now the lord of Nhi. Does that mean he’s 13?