Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn

Gate of Ivory Gate of Horn Christian Huxley s father entered the world of Ryhope Wood years ago and never returned Christian vows to find him but like his father he becomes consumed with the living dreams As he enters Ryhope

  • Title: Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn
  • Author: Robert Holdstock
  • ISBN: 9780451458575
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • Christian Huxley s father entered the world of Ryhope Wood years ago and never returned Christian vows to find him, but, like his father, he becomes consumed with the living dreams As he enters Ryhope, he falls for a young Celtic warrior named Guiwenneth, who is caught in a timeless tale of bravery and sacrifice Together, they discover the meaning of the Gate of IvoryChristian Huxley s father entered the world of Ryhope Wood years ago and never returned Christian vows to find him, but, like his father, he becomes consumed with the living dreams As he enters Ryhope, he falls for a young Celtic warrior named Guiwenneth, who is caught in a timeless tale of bravery and sacrifice Together, they discover the meaning of the Gate of Ivory and the Gate of Horn.

    One thought on “Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn”

    1. Grāmata ir cieši saistīta ar pašu pirmo cikla grāmatu „Mitago mežs”. Tiem , kas to ir lasījuši, domāju radās jautājums – kādēļ Stīvena brālis Kristiāns kļuvis tik ļauns un nežēlīgs? Šī grāmata mums sniedz daļēju atbildi uz šo jautājumu. Tā apraksta Kristiāna ceļojumu Mitago mežā, vismaz par tā sākumu.Kristiāns, nokļuvis Mitago mežā, pievienojas Leģionam, kas, Kylhuk (velsiešu mītu varonis) vadīts, pilda Kvestus (uzdevumus) gan pašiem uzdotos, ga [...]

    2. This is a prequel to MYTHAGO WOOD, and tells the story of Christian Huxley, who was rather a menacing figure in that volume but who receives more sympathetic treatment here. Unfortunately, because we already know the nature of the woods and of what exists therein, this one lacks the mystery and haunting strangeness of the original novel. Also, Christian is a much less interesting protagonist. I found the plot very confusing. There were so many diversions that I tended to struggle through pages r [...]

    3. At the heart of this fantasy is the medieval Welsh Arthurian tale of Culhwch and Olwen, but there are also echoes of other Celtic texts including The Spoils of Annwn, motifs from classical mythology and references to more recent fiction such as Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Christian Huxley, like his father before him, ventures into an ancient woodland — Ryhope Wood — peopled by figures from myth and legend and emanations from dreams and imaginations, following a personal quest born in tr [...]

    4. I'm currently reading this book but, unless it pulls it off at the end then I am highly disappointed by it. Mythago Wood inferred mystery and fantasy, whereas this puts it in your face. That's where fantasy falls down. I hate fantasy, but I loved Mythago Wood because like the mythagos themselves, you see them in the periphery. It gave the whole book a magical realism. None of the woods' characters (except the girl and the British Tommy) speaks English which keeps belief in the story tight. "Gate [...]

    5. In "Mythago Wood", Steven Huxley came home after WWII to find that his Father and older brother Christian had disappeared into Ryhope Wood. This prequel covers Christian's encounters with the figures from the wood as a child, and his decision on returning from the war to follow his crazed father into the wood. Once in the wood he becomes caught up in the playing out of a quest from Welsh mythology (the tale of Kylhuk's quest to win the hand of the giant's daughter Olwen), and realises that he is [...]

    6. thebookloversboudoir.wordpresOh, boy was this book, the six in the Mythago Wood series a stinker.Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn is a prequal to the first book, Mythago Wood and takes place during the same time period as that book, focusing on Christian Huxley and his relationship with the Mythago Guiwenneth.After the brilliance of Mythago Wood, Lavondyss and The Hollowing, I had high hopes for this book. They were dashed, smashed to smithereens.So, what is wrong with this book?A lot. I enjoyed abso [...]

    7. Perhaps I should have read the author's previous book about the mythago's world before attempting this one, or perhaps I needed to look into some Celtic mythology first. The many characters ensconced in this story each had their own background story as well as being part of the bigger tale. Some of those characters were confused about their own history and bits and pieces were parceled out here and there while the main character, Christian, becomes embroiled in the strange world where time and s [...]

    8. Norsunluuportti palaa Alkumetsä tarinoissa alkulähteille, Huxleyn perheeseen. Näkökulma on perheen vanhimman pojan Christianin. Poika jatkaa isänsä viitoittamalla tiellä ja katoaa metsään, missä aika kulkee omia uomiaan. Pojalle on kehkeytynyt sama pakkomielle Ryhopen metsää ja mytago Guiwennethiä kohtaan, kuin isällään. Guiwenneth on erilainen, kuin isän ilmentymä samasta naisesta.Mytagot ovat omasta tiedottomasta tajunnasta kumpuavia myyttisien hahmojen ilmentymiä – arvaam [...]

    9. This is the continuation of Holdstock's "Mythago wood"-series. I read the book in Finnish, and the translation was, just like in the previous books, very good. The book had the same kind of dreamlike and unclear (in the good way) descriptions of characters, feelings and environments. Sadly, this review will be quite unsubstantial, since describing the plot would be too much of a spoiler for anyone planning on reading this. Either way, I recommend reading the previous books in the series before t [...]

    10. This was actually the very first of Robert Holdstock's Mythago woods' books that I read, and this one I bought purely because of the strange cover created by the amazing John Howe.I was NOT disappointed, in the least!This books is so wonderfully weird, bringing you from the real world deep into a foreign, yet familiar, world of the past. Its basicallyunpredictable and so amazingly beautiful that you cannot let go of it before you've read it all the way throughSadlyis is a quick read, but fear no [...]

    11. A Mythagos Wood book. Holdstock is another author who uses obscure mythology in his modern fantasy, and it works out decently. While this book wasn't as absorbing as I've found books by de Lint, he's definately in the same calibre of writing. I liked the main character, although I felt at times the author was being deliberately obscure without need to be on the plot. The ending is rather unexpected and worth the wait.

    12. I've been mostly concentrating on reading my backlog of magazines in the past few months, which is why this has taken me so long. Even if my sessions of reading it weren't few and far between, I still probably wouldn't have enjoyed it a lot--I think these books and all their related stories have become tiresome for me, and I rarely know or understand what's going on anymore. Still, I have all the books, and I'm just going to finish them, dammit. On to Avilion. Almost done!

    13. on par with the rest of the books in the mythago wood series! for me, that means that this was great. fantasy with heavy mythical tones.

    14. Not as strong as the previous books in the series. However, it is still worth reading - if you are a fan of Holdstock's series.

    15. I love Robert Holdstock's Mythago cycle. That said, each book in the series gets worse and worse. This was a real disappointment.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *