"Card sets his saga in a present where our legends about wizardry and magic are actually remembered truths.... Promises much."--Cleveland Plain Dealer on The Lost Gate

In best-selling author Cards sequel to The Lost Gate, which introduced the story of the Mages of Westil, Danny North looks like your average high schooler but has the outselves of 13 centuries of gatemages packed tight in his mind. Hes rendered poor Wad, back on Westil, pretty much powerless and, having stolen power from Loki, is now responsible for the Great Gates. That should sober him up, even if he is just a kid. Expect lots of demand.

In this sequel toThe Lost Gate, bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic tale of the Mages of Westil who live in exile on Earth inThe Gate Thief, a novel of the Mither Mages.

Here on Earth, Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of thirteen centuries of gatemages. The Families still want to kill him if they can't control him...and they can't control him. He is far too powerful.

And on Westil, Wad is now nearly powerless--he lost everything to Danny in their struggle. Even if he can survive the revenge of his enemies, he still must somehow make peace with the Gatemage Daniel North.

For when Danny took that power from Loki, he also took the responsibility for the Great Gates. And when he comes face-to-face with the mages who call themselves Bel and Ishtoreth, he will come to understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.