The Hour of the Gate

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Marooned in another universe, a young American musician leads a motley army in battle against an enemy that threatens to destroy their world and ours
 
Jon-Tom just wanted to go home. Trapped in a world where animals speak and magic is real, the American college student yearned for an ordinary dorm-room life. But here his music has magical power—even if he can’t control it—which may be able to save the world from the army of the Plated ...

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The Hour of the Gate (Spellsinger Series #2)

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Overview

Marooned in another universe, a young American musician leads a motley army in battle against an enemy that threatens to destroy their world and ours
 
Jon-Tom just wanted to go home. Trapped in a world where animals speak and magic is real, the American college student yearned for an ordinary dorm-room life. But here his music has magical power—even if he can’t control it—which may be able to save the world from the army of the Plated Folk, whose sinister queen plans on killing and eating every warm-blooded mammal she can get her pincers on and taking over their lands.
 
The great battle is coming, and Jon-Tom, whose posse includes a wizarding turtle, a cowardly bat, and an otter with a filthy mind, must raise an army to fight it. To find allies they must make an impossible journey, across mountains and rivers no one has ever passed before. Survival will be a miracle—but Jon-Tom is no ordinary musician.

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“One of the most consistently inventive and fertile writers of science fiction and fantasy.” —The Times

“Alan Dean Foster is a master of creating alien worlds.” —SFRevu

“Foster knows how to spin a yarn.” —Starlog

“Foster does a fine job with his misfit heroes and even with his minor characters.” —Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497601734
  • Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Series: The Spellsinger Series , #2
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


The New York Times–bestselling author of more than 110 books, Alan Dean Foster is one of the most prominent writers of modern science fiction and fantasy. Born in New York City in 1946, he studied filmmaking at UCLA, but first found success in 1968 when a horror magazine published one of his short stories. In 1972 he wrote his first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, the first in his Pip and Flinx series featuring the Humanx Commonwealth, a universe he has explored in more than twenty-five novels. Foster also created the Spellsinger series and has written dozens of bestselling film novelizations, as well as the story for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. An avid world traveler, he chronicles some of his own adventures in the wild in his memoir Predators I Have Known (2011). Foster lives with his family in Prescott, Arizona.
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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    A good read.

    I am a big Alan Dean Foster fan. I have read all of the Flinx novels and enjoyed every one. This series is a good read but just not as good as the Flinx series.

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