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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Vanye takes advantage of the ensuing mayhem to retrieve the dropped sword and escape to rejoin Morgaine.

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

I see a lot of others have rated it higher so it may just be me. The petty lords of the Middle Lands fear and resent Morgaine because her first attempt to close the Gate failed, and the real history of that has been distorted and lost.

I can see that Cherryh wants to show Vanye as conflicted, complex, etc. I bogged down in Downbelow Stationsaid ciao! Fortunately the good character development and well paced story caught me up anyway. I worried, the first time “the kids” sent Carolyn a card that she might be offended.

In fact, it seems that she irvel a program to close it sometime after her departure.

The Morgaine Saga 1: He apparently still lives via said sorcery: View all 6 comments. Lindberg rated it really liked it Shelves: For there are a number of villains in the story, greater and lesser. By chance, he releases Morgaine, a beautiful woman of distinctive appearance, from the Gate there.

At the time, I was busily spinning my wheels, traveling every way but forward toward a career. Gate of Ivrel – book 1 of the Morgaine cycle – C. His father was incensed with grief and anger and cursed his son and pronounced him an “ilin” an outcast.


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But you don’t need to order them sight unseen. Privately, Liell tries to persuade Vanye to desert Morgaine. I am writing this with voice to text and I am not editing for proper capitalization, Punctuation, spacing, Etc. Hunted by his half-brothers’ vengeful maternal uvrel, Vanye is forced to enter Morgaine’s vale, a place anyone less desperate would have shunned.

Cherryh’s works The Cherryh Odyssey Cherryh. So I hate to find fault but – there is no way that Morgaine would sound that way. Jul 24, Cameron Van Sant rated it liked it Shelves: Determined to get back at Chya.

Now, emphasising the simplicity and we can be honest derivativeness of this story, as I am doing here, does not capture the flavour of reading the novel. Morgaine is a Qujalin who has undertaken a quest to go from world to world destroying the Gates since there influence corrupts societies, nature and individuals.

Finally, for a book all about a sword-fighting woman and her sword-fighting man, there’s very little detail about the sword-fighting in here! The Gates in addition to providing instantaneous travel between star systems could also be used to travel forward in time.

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But they were betrayed and nearly their entire iverl was swallowed up by the Gate; only Morgaine and a few soldiers, bringing up the rear, survived. The story is set in a sword-and-sorcery milieu, but there’s a prelude that makes it quite obvious that this is actually sf. Gate of Ivrel Morgaine.

What other book might you compare Gate of Ivrel to and why? Or obnoxious little girls. Publisher’s Summary Scattered about the galaxy were the time-space Gates of a vanished but not forgotten alien race. Roh informs them that Morgaine is loose in the fortress and that Liell is dead. Numerous gateways through off and space built and rashly exploited by a race called the Q’hal have resulted in all sorts of ivreel collapses.

I’ve read the first 3 this year, in between other books on my list, and plan to round off with Exiles Gate in early We have other groups with unique personalities. The characters struggle to balance their emotions and concern for others with ivrdl self interest. Have waited a long time for this! See 1 question about Gate of Ivrel…. 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.


Gate of Ivrel

I seldom leave a negative review for anything. Her enduring flaw, methinks, is a tendency to plant brilliant tales in middens of excess prose, and though I’ve read ivrep 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.

This is probably my least gste of the Cherryh I’ve read so far, but by no means a disappointment; I will read the sequels. The Gate of Ivrel by C.

Kanye is involved in situations where he is compelled to do non-sexual things because of his servitude to Morgan.

First came the black and white versionself published. Cherryh suggested I try writing my own stories. Jan 20, S. One hundred men and women had been sent by the Union Science Bureau on a one-way mission to close all the Gates, lest humanity suffer the fate of another species. And how can these various cultures remain distinct when they’re apparently so close to one another, a day’s ride away ivrfl horseback?

I enjoyed how, just like in Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and many other similar epics, we have a variety of cultures each with their own motivations and intersests.

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