Traitors' Gate: The Extraordinary Conclusion to the Crossroads Trilogy

Traitors' Gate: The Extraordinary Conclusion to the Crossroads Trilogy

by Kate Elliott
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Traitors' Gate: The Extraordinary Conclusion to the Crossroads Trilogy by Kate Elliott

In Spirit Gate and Shadow Gate, Kate Elliott took readers to the fascinating world of the Hundred, a land teeming with an array of cultures, gods, and conflicts blighted by the shadow of chaos and destruction. Now, with the same intensity and dramatic sweep that has brought this epic to life, Elliott returns to the exquisitely crafted cities and landscapes of the Hundred, in a thunderous conclusion to the saga.
In the darkness of war and destruction, forces gather to reclaim the peace: Those immortal Guardians who still serve justice seek a means to end the devastating reign of one of their own; a hired outlander army struggles to halt the advance of the horde that has despoiled vast lands and slaughtered countless people in its murderous wake, while still guarding against a burgeoning threat from an aggressively expansionist empire; and the eagle reeves who have long been the only law enforcers of the Hundred struggle to reorganize after a devastating massacre has decimated their numbers. But even as these forces give hope to those who would live in peace, a terrible danger looms: a traitor with Imperial ambitions, the most dreaded, least anticipated threat of all…

In the unfolding drama of political upheaval and violent change, nothing is certain, as alliances dissolve and power shifts with the unpredictability of a desert sandstorm. A riotous epic with the vast breadth and excitement only masterful storyteller Kate Elliott can summon, Traitors' Gate will leave her many readers begging for more.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429989152
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 08/18/2009
Series: Crossroads , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 267,811
File size: 959 KB

About the Author

KATE ELLIOTT is the bestselling author of more than a dozen epic novels. Her novel King's Dragon was a finalist for the Nebula Award; The Golden Key (co-written with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Born in Iowa and raised in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii.


Kate Elliott is the author of more than a dozen epic novels. Her novel King’s Dragon was a finalist for the Nebula Award and The Golden Key (co-written with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Born in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii.

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Traitors' Gate (Crossroads Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
KathleenHarrop More than 1 year ago
Kate Elliott does know how to write a satisfying ending. The ending to Traitor's Gate, the conclusion to her fantasy trilogy, is bittersweet; peace and order, if not justice, are restored, the wicked are defeated, but at a terrible cost, and it is not apparent that the The Hundred, her magical kingdom without a king will long enjoy it's independence. Elliot, in this trilogy, has mostly avoided the faults of its excessively long predecessor series, the plethora of obscure and forgettable characters, the sub plots which are taken up in one book and abandoned in the next. But, also, this series Spirit Gate, Shadow Gate, and now the conclusion, Traitor's Gate, lack the glamour and grandeur of the former series. I thought her writing in this series was rather too prosaic for the magical place she created. Still, with this series and it's predecessor, Elliott has established herself as the best of contemporary fantasy series writers, not least because she actually does finish her projects. Her characters are complex, her settings detailed and interesting, her plots intricate but not unfathomable, and, most important, she knows how to tell a story which keeps a reader wanting to read. I doubt this is the end of this particular story. It is not hard to see where this going; the wealth and magic of The Hundred offered to a neighboring Great Power in pursuit of dynastic ambitions.
Piper68 More than 1 year ago
Well written, didn't follow expected patterns. Great read!
which2 More than 1 year ago
Quite a surprise in this book for the major charactors. Not the usual "happy ending", but it felt somehow a bit unfinished to me, or maybe Kate just wants us to imagine our own best ending and sets that up. She is a good writer, and I will continue to read and enjoy her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Powerful conclusion that spins all the story threads into a marvelous cloak.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The land of the Hundred is on the verge of collapse as war has swept across everywhere. The cause is a stunner as someone from within The Guardians of the Altars has betrayed the trust; causing massive chaos slaughtering of thousands of people in a mindless march of destruction. The only viable adversary to the horde of the Guardians of the Altars is the Outlander army who want peace and prosperity to return. They know their enemy is beyond reason and prepare for war against an invincible foe, who even devastated the Eagle Reeves used to enforce the law of the land. The third Crossroads epic fantasy (see SPIRIT GATE and SHADOW GATE) is a super entry that will have readers considering what a value is on individual and collective levels and can a person ignore natured values that are nurtured by society; that psychological well-being is the essence of TRAITOR'S GATE. The story line is action-packed and fast-paced from the onset, as the Outlander soldiers as individuals think they can perform actions that feel contrary to their psychological essence, but as a group may find the tasks required overwhelming because these brave soldiers must also overcome the intrinsic values of the group. Complex and complicated, the world of Kate Elliot is filled with mental personal gates that amass in the realm of the Hundreds on an epic scale of doubt and devastation. This is a deep thought provoking entry within a strong saga. Harriet Klausner