Michikit Thursday, June 27, 2013
"Why do you think they're not hopping to let us through, then? Mentioning the word User used to open so many doors in the past."
At the end of The Forever Gate 3, Isaac Hooke surprised readers with an agonizing cliffhanger: Ari has fallen to her death on the Inside, while three iron golems bear down on Tanner's position on the Outside. Readers were left clamoring for more.Where to buy: The Forever Gate 4 by Isaac Hooke
Can Tanner escape in time to complete the mission, or will he join Ari in death?
The Forever Gate 4 is Isaac Hooke's most gripping tale in the Science Fiction and Fantasy saga yet--filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Strap on in and get ready for the reality-bending ride of your life
Is it me or the cliffhangers in this series are becoming more and more painful with each book? I will need to let you know right from the start: there is going to be a spoiler, just a little info you will find out about anyway in the first chapter.
Are you ready? Here it is: Hoodwink is back. I was both ecstatic and sad that he returned, because I knew what he would find. And because I got used to some reactions from characters from other books I expected him to be depressed and take his time mourning, but it was exactly the opposite: he was more determined to fight even if he was hurt. Hoodwink, just like Ari makes some harsh decisions, but somehow his are more calculated and he always succeeds in a fight. I guess that’s why really like him. He is smart and strong and it’s obvious that he is special, meant for a greater plan.
Meanwhile on the Inside things have gotten darker like it’s preparing us for an epic ending and Hoodwink’s plan seems to go in that direction. New characters, but also old ones are introduced and more unfortunate events descend upon them and what I did appreciate was that in the middle of a fight none of the characters stopped to explain this and that. Every time Tanner had a question about anything, Hoodwink not once stopped to fully answer. In some of the cases, the mystery is still there, probably awaiting for the Forever Gate 5. Why I mentioned this? Because I’ve seen cases in which in the middle of a fight a character would start a very long monologue or discussion with someone else. Like you can take all the time in the world to chat when someone swings a sword at you.
"You bring her back, Hoodwink, you hear? I don't care if you have to break apart this world or the next, the nine hells or the afterlife. Destroy it all. But you bring— her— back."
Overall The Forever Gate 4 was a book filled with regret, sadness, madness, death, but also bravery, sacrifice and for some characters like Cora, rediscovering. In this book I felt like for a brief moment we got to see the real Cora, the mother and the wife.
Of course Mr. Isaac Hooke left us with yet another cliffhanger. I guess it’s better if you directly buy the Compendium Edition, because if you are a fan of SF, you will most definitely love the world created in The Forever Gate series.