The Frostmarch has come!
Shanis Malan must unite her broken country and unlock the secret of the Silver Serpent. With Galdora at war, Larris must unravel a conspiracy that threatens his nation from the inside. Oskar enters the order of saikurs, but does the secret to victory over the Ice King lie hidden behind the Gates of Iron?
Powerful forces collide and secrets are revealed in the thrilling conclusion to The Absent Gods!
“A enjoyable blend of adventure, intrigue, and humor. Fans of Terry Brooks and David Eddings could easily enjoy The Silver Serpent.” Fantasy Book Critic
“A superb story told believably and unpretentiously by a superb new author.” Hugo Award Winner Ron Miller
The Gates of Iron is the third in the three part fantasy series The Absent Gods by David DeBord (aka David Wood). It is written for young adults, however everyone would enjoy the series. The group of 6 have gone separate directions. Khalyndryn gave her life for Shanis. Oskar has gone with a seeker to learn the ways of a saikur. Larris, Allyn, Hierm, and two others have gone to Archstone, Larris’ home. Shanis has stay with the clans to lead them. While Shanis is uniting the clans and leading them in fighting against invaders, Oskar is learning to use magic, fight, and other things as well as getting a girlfriend, Lizzie. Hierm is sent to search for the new king of Galdora. The friends finally meet up and unit to fight the Frostmarch, the invasion by the newly risen evil god Tichris, the Ice King, raised by dark magic and human sacrifice. The prophesy has lead all to believe that Shanis is the one to fight the Ice King using the Silver Serpent. This is a must read to conclude the tale of The Absent Gods. There are many great characters giving us great role models as well as those who show us how not to be.