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At twenty two, Leland is excited about his foray into the adult world, as his father Franz Niva sends him on a low risk assignment to learn the family business of shipping. Along the way, his father’s right-hand man Carter Wayne keeps a close watch on Leland, and his own son Tommy, as the two friends work, and experience life together.In the far, and exotic city of Tiquan,At twenty two, Leland is excited about his foray into the adult world, as his father Franz Niva sends him on a low risk assignment to learn the family business of shipping. Along the way, his father’s right-hand man Carter Wayne keeps a close watch on Leland, and his own son Tommy, as the two friends work, and experience life together.In the far, and exotic city of Tiquan, Leland and his friend Tommy Wayne take their liberty from the ship to explore the cobblestone streets bathed in the city’s yellow gas lamps. There, in an upscale hotel they find three very flirtatious ladies.As Leland’s eyes meet Ella’s, the world falls hush, and two beating hearts echo with passions that will bring two warring houses together. But, there is little time to bask in spring’s young love, as a greedy and spiteful nation, Burkermuran, levels its bombs and war machine upon the ill-prepared citizens of Tiquan.Ella, and her two friends find themselves at the mercy of vicious Burker agents, only to be rescued by Leland and Tommy. This sparks a fearful escape from the burning Tiquan, into the hinterlands of the continental interior.Pursued from the sky and on the ground, the lovers find themselves in league with a rogue sky captain - more noted for his smuggling than his kindness. Those inexperienced youth will find themselves tested by their enemies, a mystical oracle, the desert and the Desert Ghosts that dwell there - and from the ashes of war, they will rise stronger and wiser than they ever imagined possible....

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Harrow's Gate Reviews

  • J. Masters
    2018-10-29 22:59

    3.5 stars"Harrow’s Gate” by Lawrence BoarerPitchford is an action/adventure no one should miss reading if they are looking for a well written and entertaining journey that has high stakes and an unpredictable plot and some fun characters… If you're looking for a work that is completely original and lacking in cliché then I must say that you might have a bone to pick with this, as there were many ‘familiar’ elements that made me almost feel at times that I had read it before (I haven’t). But I believe the author's job is not to be completely original (for is there such a thing as true originality?) but rather to tell a powerful, authentic story that stays with you. For I believe that the true future for writing, especially in fantasy-style stories lies not in becoming ‘newer’ but rather by taking old tropes and telling them better. This is done nicely here and I am impressed with the way that Lawrence BoarerPitchford can tell a story in his own way with characters that are real and relatable, but some are also unlike any you’ve met (more towards the end we meet these ones…) Yes, this is in some ways a typical questing fantasy, but then it turns into a surreal steampunk, almost sci/fi- book with battles… just really unusual and definitely unpredictable. But almost a bit much. I looked forward to my reading time each evening and was sad when it was over. Hope he delivers more on the same vein, and I’ll look for his other books.

  • Cody
    2018-10-29 22:20

    Great writing, great action, great characters, great plot… I read a lot of books in this arena (fantasy, action-adventure) so this is a genre I’m fairly familiar with. Although “Harrow’s Gate” lacks some of the finesse and depth of others I’ve read, nonetheless, it was an engaging novel that held my interest and kept me entertained from beginning to end. I enjoyed the various POV’s BoarerPitchford employs to show us the different motivations and ramifications of the various characters over the unfolding course of action, and how the storylines weave together in a tension filled climactic and action-packed ending. BoarerPitchford crafts an authentic, engrossing novel that stays with you long after you are done, and makes you want to read more from him in the future.. Love the lively narrative style, and thought the ending was quite sweet. Suitable for teens and older.

  • Darla
    2018-10-31 06:14

    No lack of explosive drama here! Try and be bored reading this… just try. I dare ya! But seriously, this was one roller coaster ride that I was not expecting. It’s a fast read, one I finished in just a few settings, and the brisk narrative is perfect tempo for a book of this genre. Lawrence BoarerPitchford uses great word economy and doesn’t bore us with too many extraneous actions or unnecessary details. Fast, focused, and to the point, It’s all just a big game, and one that is fascinating, and fun to read. Riveting and addicting and occasionally on the naughty (romantic?) side, “Harrow’s Gate” is sure to please even the pickiest fans of steampunk fantasy, action/adventure and light romance. Great conflicts throughout, and even has some bizarre creatures and military action thrown in for good measure!

  • Leo G
    2018-10-20 02:27

    3.5 stars"Harrow’s Gate” is a unique, compelling read – but one that is hard to describe! It really covers a lot of territory and isn’t easily categorized in my opinion. But it is the type of book that will appeal to people who like old-fashioned fantasy, traditional and unique storylines and characters, action and unusual concepts, words, etc… Although I like the author’s ambitious take to make his story stand out from others, I found it to be too erratic in terms of character goals/focus/ and the overall story ARC. It almost felt like I was reading three different books at once, and I do question the need for having so many characters, especially with a book that comes in at only 150 pages (on the shorter side for scifi/fantasy). The story itself was fairly fast paced, and even though some parts were sort of predictable, there were some things that honestly surprised me. The writing and plot is dynamic and very easy to stay interested in until the end. I was happy to see how things turned out for the major players (for the most part), and thought the overall tone of the book was fun, especially considering it has sort of a darker theme at times. Loved the ending though!

  • John Goldman
    2018-11-01 06:09

    3.5 starsReview for “Harrow’s Gate” by Lawrence BoarerPitchford:The good part was that this is an excellent novel that captured my attention from the start and never once let it go. Each scene was riveting, imaginative, and very well described (almost TOO well described at times)– Lawrence BoarerPitchford’s writing is lively, evocative and vivid. We really experience things through Leland’s (and several other characters’) eyes, for better or worse… A very fresh, very original plot with characters that just continue to surprise me even toward the end of the book. At times I thought it lacked the tension I like to keep a story moving quickly, and I didn’t feel any real stakes until more toward the end. Conflicts seemed very easily remedied – even having Leland and Ella come from rival families could have been a great source of tension, but it is quickly glossed over. And the ending is almost anticlimactic because most the action is packed in at the very end. But all in all a fun story and I really did enjoy this book and would read more from Lawrence BoarerPitchford. He has a natural gift for crafting a well-thought out story and developing complex, memorable characters and a creative world that totally engulfs you. Recommend for fans of fantasy, action/adventure/romance

  • Jhonni Parker
    2018-11-04 22:06

    From the opening pages of “Harrow’s Gate” I knew it would be different from the books I’ve been reading lately and I was right! Mr. Lawrence BoarerPitchford sets up the scene and characterizations in a skillful way that not only pulls us in right away, but creates great visualizations and elicits emotional investments. This was the first book I’ve read by this author but I certainly hope it’s not the last. He has a talent for writing descriptive and life-like scenes that make us feel like we are really there inside the story, as opposed to it all just being rehashed to us and keeping us away from the action and the character’s emotions as so many fantasy authors make the mistake of doing. I like that this book didn’t feel stale or derivative, but instead like a new niche of ‘real life’ fantasy (like the steampunk flavor a lot!) that serves well to help diversify the genre (in my opinion). I did think some parts could have been pared down a bit more because on occasion there would be things that would “happen” (or talked about) but didn’t really serve a specific purpose. But overall the entire novel was one that I thought was impressive and kept me reading night after night. I am looking forward to more great stories from Lawrence BoarerPitchford!

  • Stacy
    2018-11-14 02:12

    4.5 starsThis is my first ‘steampunk’ novel and it was very good…… I totally liked this book way more than I even expected to! I was looking for something a little different than my usual reading fare, and this really hit the mark… in fact, now other books will seem too normal or boring by comparison! Loved the way the author described things – the detailing really brought the scenes to life. I literally did not put my kindle down for the last half of the book, at least. I would describe this book as being a very fun, addicting adventure and that is more like a unique fantasy than some serious piece of literature. It’s hard to describe exactly as it incorporates so many elements and crosses several genres. It has a lighthearted quality that made it feel more ‘fun’ even though the plot got tangled and dark at times. But overall it was a wild, entertaining and unpredictable ride and I’m glad I got to meet Leland and Ella (and all the rest…)

  • Claire
    2018-11-07 02:12

    wow, what a crazy ride! I’m not one for rehashing the plot (that’s what the summary is for on the book description page), but trust me when I say you’ve never read anything like this before! It’s quite wild and is not for those lacking in a sense of wit or adventure … trust me. But if you like nicely thought out, complex and deliciously fun adventure that is also fun to read, and breaks new ground from typical genre novels you’ll enjoy this one. It’s a pretty fast read, and while I do think it could have benefitted from some tightening and clearer focus,(it felt like it lost focus several times) it was still unpredictable enough to keep me engaged. Loved Leland and Ella and really every character that entered the scene brought their own brand of charm (good and bad) with them. I think Mr. BoarerPitchford had a great time coming up with some of these personalities!! Overall an interesting, if not surreal novel that pushes the boundaries of typical fantasy-adventure fiction. Read it in just a few nights, and I enjoyed the author’s unique and quirky writing style. Set the vibe well. Will certainly look for more from him.

  • Marcella Gonzales
    2018-11-05 23:25

    3.5 stars"Harrow’s Gate” by Lawrence BoarerPitchford was really good. Although I thought the beginning was kind of confusing, and it seemed to take a while for me get a grasp of the world and the characters and to reach that magical spot where I just had to keep reading, once I was there I was totally hooked. There is quite a bit of ‘setting up the stage’ of the plot in the beginning, but then it all starts to make sense and we are caught up with the bizarre, surreal actions of the various players who come into Leland (and Ella’s) lives. … This is a very unusual book in terms of world-building, and it didn’t always make sense to me, but I just went along with the flow of the story anyways. The characters are good… and bad… and there are some surprising turn of events I didn’t see coming. It is a quick read, one I finished in the course of a few evenings. I was genuinely surprised at a few things that happened, and thought the narrative was good, very spunky and clever, but it definitely could have used more tension at times. There is a ton of action at the end, but I didn’t like how the last 25% of the book almost felt like a whole new story and we get introduced to a bunch of new characters and never really get to know most of them. And the pacing felt a bit erratic at times… some things were really rushed over, other times just needless scenes. But regardless, I really enjoyed this book as it was original and FUN! I will be looking forward to reading more books from Lawrence BoarerPitchford soon and I’m happy to see he has quite the backlist of books published already. Recommend reading for fans of realistic fantasy adventure with a romantic twist.

  • Darlene Cupp
    2018-11-05 22:07

    4.5 starsI was hooked from the first pages of “Harrow’s Gate” by Lawrence BoarerPitchford and my interest never faded for a moment! I loved the quirky and sassy characters and plots that continued to build with tension and shock and surprise. Just when you think you know what’s happening, something comes along to throw a wrench in it. This is good because I hate books that are super predictable. And this one isn’t at all Although there are some familiar themes and tropes at play in a quest/fantasy, BoarerPitchford brings a fresh attitude and literary style and makes it all his own and doesn’t just rehash the same old plotlines we’ve seen a million times before which makes this book unique. I’ve read so many books over the years so I’m rarely surprised by anything anymore but I can say that this author managed to do it a few times. I appreciated the brisk pace and the descriptive details that really brought the story to life – authentic world building (and character development) is absolutely crucial in selling a story and it is done quite nicely here… never read anything with a ‘steampunk” element and I thought it was really cool – almost like a futuristic/old-fashioned Western in a way (if that makes sense). But then there is a cool fantasy element as well (loved the Mech aught en’naugh) and it made it feel like a cool mishmash of sci fi and fantasy adventure with some star-crossed romance and weird creatures thrown in the mix! Flawless editing and a nice ending. Recommend for anyone who enjoy a well-written, action packed story with lots of fun action and unexpected twists.

  • Carla
    2018-11-12 21:58

    "Harrow’s Gate” by Lawrence BoarerPitchford is one of the more creative and unusual and uniquely-styled novels I’ve had the pleasure of reading lately. I became interested in the story right away with and really grew to root for Leland and Ella and company as they embark on their crazy journey. Thought the romance with Leland and Ella was sweet and didn’t overshadow the plot, but it does take a backseat to the bigger story. It took me a little bit to get used to the author’s unique writing style, and while I did enjoy it, there were times that the pacing was not to my liking, and I feel that there were way too many characters and most didn’t feel like anything more than names to me. No real sense of identity except for maybe a handful of them. By the ending it was almost confusing and hard to keep track of who was who and why I should care. Also, I was unsure who was doing the ‘reports’ at the beginning of each chapter. I don’t think that was ever made clear. However it didn’t lessen my overall enjoyment of the book very much and I loved the dialogue with the characters – very genuine and real and with lots of attitude – love it! More dramatic and witty and fantastical than a typical novel, “Harrow’s Gate” has many interweaving plotlines and crosses genres to keep you totally hooked right up until the end, which was very nice – emotionally satisfying to see how it all played out even if parts felt rushed or confusing to me. Suitable for mature teens on up.

  • Elizabeth Brown
    2018-11-14 04:05

    I don’t normally read these types of books but I was looking for something a little out of my comfort zone and this book sounded interesting. I was definitely intrigued with the opening sample so I dove on it. Well, I am most certainly glad I took the chance on Lawrence BoarerPitchford’s “Harrow’s Gate!” This was a brilliantly fun and creative novel and I really liked this book, way more than I expected to! Tight, clean writing, riveting, fully-fleshed out unique characters make this story come to life in a way that is engaging and also unpredictable. The title comes from a real place in the story (the Engineer’s Gate)that involves the characters in the book whose lives all intertwine to create an action packed, weird, and wild ride! This sets out a chain of events and nonstop action that keeps going all through to the end, which for me was the strongest part of the book, actually, and I did feel like it could have been a bit longer and had the storyline developed more at the end, because it felt sort of too quickly handled. Really mixes genres in a way I haven’t read before and felt like it was almost too much going on at once at times, I wasn’t sure exactly what was the main point. But all in all a very good read that I’d recommend even to those who don’t normally read these types of books…(

  • Laura
    2018-11-02 23:01

    There is much to be said about a novel that just reads well. I've mentioned this before in other reviews I’ve written, but a book that keeps you reading long after you plan on putting it down ranks high for me. Not only is it entertaining, but you look forward to getting back into the book each and every time you pick it up, if you have the self-control to ever put it down. That is what reading this book “Harrow’s Gate” has done for me. Typical of much of adventure/fantasy I’ve read, it has much in the way of grand scene building, grittiness and high-stakes maneuverings, yet it remains inventive and was much funnier (and sweetly romantic) than I anticipated. With twists and turns, you won't know who… or what… will show up next. The plot moved quickly and even though some traditional character archetypes show up, it is not in the usual way, which is refreshing – in fact some we meet toward the end felt highly unusual and I wish we would have seen more of them. There only a few parts where I thought the pacing suffered and could have used more tension (more toward the beginning) but really nothing that hindered my enjoyment any. A very strong effort by Lawrence BoarerPitchford, and I will be looking forward to reading more from him someday—might have to check out some of his other books soon.

  • Karen *ReaderGirl*
    2018-11-07 02:01

    First, I have to say that I don’t normally read books like this (I’m more of a straight romance reader) but I was looking for something different so I thought I’d give this one by Lawrence BoarerPitchford a shot… Color me impressed!! There is such strong, vivid writing, and the characters are all fascinating, flawed, and going through their own problems. Liked Leland, Tommy, Carter, Ella, Geris, Genya, etc…) , and all the others, and then the addition of the more unusual characters at the end was really cool too and added another dimension to this already dynamic storyline.…I liked how even for a fantasy-ish book, everything just felt “authentic” for lack of a better word. Dialogue, interactions, scenes, descriptions…Liked that it was really unpredictable and we get to see the story from lots of angles and different characters perspectives. Could use a bit more trimming of content in the middle as there are sections that do little to advance the plot and tend to slow the pacing (in my opinion at least). But all in all a very good read that I’d recommend even to those who don’t normally read this sort of thing…try it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised! And it does have a nice romantic touch as well.

  • Brenda
    2018-11-11 00:00

    to be honest it took me some time to get into this book, and at first I wasn’t really sure where it was going. Lots of characters and places that I wasn’t really grounded with in any real way. But the more I read the more I got into it, the more wrapped up I got in this crazy world and awesome characters Lawrence BoarerPitchford created. It’s different from many books I’ve read lately… or ever… and it had its high points and its low… I thought it to be very creative and I liked that the author really thought outside of the box. He had a fun time writing this and it shows. Lots of personality, sarcasm, and just a rugged sense of action that I really enjoyed. I thought the overall plot and narration was good, but it could have used a bit more polish as there was some long stretches of more mundane actions followed by bursts of intense action, then slowing again…. It didn’t ruin the book, but would make it better if was more evenly paced, in my opinion. The ending seemed a bit abrupt, but it did wrap up well – very nice, actually. Just felt like the pacing could use some work. Nevertheless I look forward to reading more from Mr. BoarerPitchford in the future as he is truly a gifted storyteller AND writer (not necessarily the same thing…)(

  • Megan
    2018-10-19 00:21

    I thought this book by Lawrence BoarerPitchford to be very good—decent writing and a compelling, complex and engaging plot set against a (mostly) believable background (despite it being fantastical at points) – it’s not too far-fetched even if you might have to suspend some disbelief at times for the sake of entertainment (especially toward the end)… I like the fact that it is a fully-realized fantasy style adventure with a grand cast of characters, filled with several subplots, but without all the bloat that can sometimes weigh down a complex book like this one (Where several characters are the focus of the story and we see multiple POV’s). BoarerPitchford fills you in on them as we go without getting bogged down in describing every last thing, but still maintains solid character and plot integrity, although I do feel the more main characters were allotted more depth than the supporting cast was. The story moves forward and you can't help but get sucked into BoarerPitchford’s charming, brassy narrative, and I liked the clever way he keeps us updated with the ‘reports’ proceeding each chapter. Some similar themes and motifs found in fantasy/sci-fi/steampunk lore, but BoarerPitchford really does a fantastic job of putting his own unique spin on them. Recommend.

  • Nicola Flood
    2018-11-12 01:07

    Whoa… what an insane book! Holy bananas!! Okay, I don’t even know where to begin because so much happens and this is such a unique book on so many levels I’m not sure how to even describe it. “Harrow’s Gate” by author Lawrence BoarerPitchford is one of the most original and just flat-out interesting and fun fantasy/ romance/action/fiction novels I’ve ever read. I liked it for so many different reasons, first the writing was really fun and had great personality with all the characters (human and non). The fluid, fast-paced narrative and witty dialogue makes it a very easy book to sink into. Liked the ‘made up” words that BoarerPitchford uses too as it really adds to the flavor of this eccentric book. There are enough descriptions where you can picture everything perfectly, but not so much that it bogs down the pacing. The characters are really creative and interesting and believable and I like how they all had their own drama. Fun to see how it all played out. It wraps up well with an unexpectedly sweet ending (I won’t ruin it). I’s hard to compare this book to any others as I literally can’t think of one that it reminds me of, but I recommend for readers of lighthearted fantasy/ comedy/ drama/action and adventure and romance. Something for everyone!

  • Jenna
    2018-10-17 01:13

    Lately I’ve been in a rut of putting down books and not picking them up again because I lost interest at one point and just never continued. This was definitely not the case with this book, “Harrow’s Gate” by Lawrence BoarerPitchford! From the very beginning of the book we are drawn into this fun, unusual world with and the author throws a lot of characters and action at us right away, so for me it took a bit to really get a grasp of what was happening. We meet Leland (and friends) then Ella (and friends) and learn about their respective situations. The action picked up and flowed seamlessly from one page to the next, and was unpredictable and shocking enough to make me just *have* to see what would happen next. Not formulaic or cookie-cutter at all, even though there are plenty of “familiar elements” necessary for a fantasy and adventure book. This is a “steampunk” novel, so those unfamiliar with it may notice the cool addition of the “steam” element of engineering, as opposed to modern day, giving this book a sort of “fantasy/Victorian era” feel, which I really enjoyed. Great dialogue and liked BoarerPitchford’s lively and energetic writing style and will look for more works from him in the future.

  • Gillian H
    2018-10-16 05:07

    "Harrow’s Gate” was entertaining escapism different from what I normally read. But I thought it was excellently written, plot and pacing-wise, and it definitely kept my attention from the dramatic opening to the satisfying, romantic ending. It is easy to read quickly, but I got a ton of story for my money, that’s for sure. Each scene was engaging and well-described (where we feel like we are there) and added to the progression of the overall storyline but I did feel there was too many characters at times who were unnecessary (and some of those names became hard to pronounce in my mind). But for the most part the descriptions were good and kept us is this unique “fantasy/steampunk” world. There was little lull in the action…All in all a fun, different type of story that kept me eagerly glued to my kindle until the late hours of the evening. I liked how the story shows events as they develop through different character perspectives. I really did enjoy this book and would read more from this author. He certainly can deliver on the entertainment, making us laugh, be shocked, and have fun.

  • Stephan
    2018-11-06 06:02

    This book was terrific! Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished the whole thing. It pulls you in from the beginning, and I enjoyed Lawrence BoarerPitchford’s “voice” and style of writing. The plotlines were thoroughly developed and not predictable, and the characters were some of the most interesting I’ve come across in a while. The dialogue was genuine and real, like how real people talk (even when they aren’t ‘real people’!)… although there were some parts that I thought kind of dragged, I liked watching the relationship with the main characters develop, as well as the other supporting cast (which unfortunately were not as fleshed out). The editing was really good, something I always appreciate in my ebooks. If I had one complaint it is that so much seemed to happen toward the end of the book, and then it was over almost as soon as it all started – just felt ‘off’ pacing wise, but the overall story was a unique delight. I actually looked at the Amazon page to see what the actual genre is, because it felt like it covered several different ones – this one is also considered ‘steampunk’ which is a pretty cool angle as well.

  • Tabitha
    2018-10-27 00:03

    I thought that his book was great! Very easy to read the whole way through, and I enjoyed the author Lawrence BoarerPitchford’s “voice” and (somewhat unusual) style of storytelling, and he certainly can create descriptive and dramatic scenes! The dialogue was good and authentic and did a great job of “showing” not “telling” making us a real part of the action and the characters’’ minds, which is imperative for a book such as this. The interweaving plotlines were well-developed and not predictable, and the unusual adventures were fun to read about from the different character angles, who for the most part were all interesting and well-written, and seem like they could be based on real people or could be (with the obvious exception of some creatures/unusual characters we meet). It all came together seamlessly to tell an engaging, eye-opening book that entertains. Recommend for fantasy fans or anyone who likes a well written, entertaining book with quests, romance, unusual creatures, friends, and an ‘otherworldly’ feel.

  • Essie Harmon
    2018-11-04 00:03

    4.5 stars"Harrow’s Gate” by Lawrence BoarerPitchford is by far one of the more different, and more fun, books I’ve read in long time! I was completely drawn in from the get-go in the different characters’ worlds (Leland and his friends, and also Ella and her friends) and watched as their fates entwine and go deeper in the adventure drama as more elements and character motivations were revealed. Enjoyed BoarerPitchford’s literary ‘voice’ and thought the plot development to be really well done… This level of complexity with the various subplots and cast of characters could have ended up badly but instead I darn near gobbled the whole thing down in two nights! (it is on the shorter side, around 150 pages). The writing has great energy and is genuine and authentic, but for me it really was the dialogue that truly brings this memorable story to life. So many dynamic characters from Leland to Ella to Her’ao to the Valenarians… feels like I was watching a movie! A fast read with a satisfying ending that makes you wish there was more.

  • Steph Coleman
    2018-11-09 05:57

    I found myself wavering around while reading “Harrow’s Gate” by Lawrence BoarerPitchford. At first I was immediately grabbed into the story, and became immersed in the enticing opening and the overall plot development. But there were times I felt the story wasn’t as focused as I’d like, with some conversations and scenes maybe weren’t necessary and perhaps could have been eliminated to tighten the narrative some (some characters/subplots felt underused and extraneous and frankly added some confusing, especially in the second half). But at the same time, the pacing was usually fast and there was pretty much nonstop action and some *definitely* crazy developments there toward the end. It felt fresh and unpredictable, always a nice experience, especially in a genre that is fraught with copycats. Would be interested in reading more from Mr. BoarerPitchford in the future, and would recommend to anyone who wants an entertaining adventure that has great characters, humor and wit, some supernatural elements, and even a little romance.

  • Sherri
    2018-11-05 02:09

    I have a hard time pigeonholing this book “Harrow’s Gate” into any particular category. The steampunk element was there, but not the driving force behind the story. It more added flavor. But there was also a sci-fi vibe and a lawless, fantasy/dystopian feel. So many worlds converging into one unique story that I, for one, really grew to enjoy once I got used to it… just seems like the rules go out the window on this one. I thought the way characters were introduced and the plot unfolded was nicely done, with not too much information given away right off the bat, but we are left to wonder many things that are explained in time. There is a smooth, almost poetic way the story is written that makes it easy to just keep reading and if there was a sequel (or spinnoff) I would read it right now! Highly recommend for fans of unique and engaging fantasy that thinks outside normal conventions and it highly readable and entertaining. Suitable for older teens on up (4 stars).

  • Kaylee
    2018-10-16 03:01

    Awesome. Once I started reading “Harrow’s Gate” I didn’t want to put it down until I’d finished! Seemed never a good place just to stop for a while as the action continued to build and build. Some really devious and clever scenarios that come to life in a way that makes you wonder what will happen next with the group. I personally feel that there could have been a bit more depth to some of the characters, and some scenes seemed a bit too dragged out for no real purpose. I think I liked the second half of the book better than the first (had more action). Liked the ending, though, and didn’t expect some things to happen that did. For those who enjoy great writing, creative world building, action and a little romance this is a good one for you.