Gates of Thread and Stone
Author: Lori M. Lee [Website][Facebook][Twitter]
Series: Gates of Thread and Stone, Bk 1
Length: 333 pages
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
I saw it in one of the professional magazines and it caught my interest. So I put in a request at my local library.
Kai's Situation: She's not from a good area (though she isn't from the worst either). She's an orphan. She and her "brother" Reev are just scraping by. And she has a secret magic that isn't "supposed" to be
around anymore - now that the Rebirth (a great war with devastating
consequences, from what I can tell) has happened.
Secret magic power: The power to make everything and everyone around her move in slow-mo, while she remains at regular speed.
The Problem: Reev has been kidnapped and could be killed or mind-wiped or something else as horrible.
The Mission: Go in to the Outlands (with the help of friend, Avan), and wherever else necessary to get Reev back. Face gargoyles and whatever mysterious bad dudes come her way.
And oh, I'm having to backtrack non-stop to avoid spoilers, so I'll leave it at that. Suffice it to say Much Dramatic Stuff happens. The mystery of "What happened to Reev?" is resolved, but it brings Many Dramatic Revelations (some of which you must have guessed by the end), and a not super-happy but maybe-not-all-is-doomed ending... one most definitely intended for a second as-yet untitled book.