I’m starting a new series on my blog! It’s called Throwback Thursday! On Thursday’s I’ll make a post that talks about throwbacks to books I’ve read years ago. I may also include throwback posts from my bookstagram. I wanted to do this because it’s fun to see what books I used to love to read, and how our reading tastes change (or don’t!). If you have any suggestions of series you want me to look into/mention please submit the form below! 🙂 

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Book (Series): Death Gate Cycle

I have not seen anyone talking about The Death Gate Cycle series. This is a series from 1990 – and it is a mix of fantasy and sci-fi elements. It’s got multiple planets and it’s got multiple types of people, Elves, Dwarves and humans. There are also the Patryn’s and the Sartan’s; two human races at war with each other. It is far more complex than that, but the story unravels over a series of 7 books, with Haplo (our general narrator and one link throughout the books) being our eyes and ears for what is going on with the world(s). Haplo is a Patryn and Alfred (another MC) is a Sartan, and their relationship or lack thereof (hatred/respect) that goes back generations and they have to work together to save the world(s). 

This series includes epic world building, a massive cast of characters, and a great plot. If you like books similar to Tolkien, George RR Martin, or Robert Jordan you’ll probably like this series. 

I was obsessed with this series in middle school. I made it my whole personality. I read it so much. It’s probably been ten years since I read it, and I’m wondering if it holds up – is it as good as I remember it being? I kept all the books in the series (ugly mass market paperbacks); does this mean I need to do a reread of them? What do you think? 

And here is a throwback instagram post: