Traitors' Gate by Kate Elliott

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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.


About Kate Elliott

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Kate Elliott is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Novels of the Jaran and, most recently, the Crossroads fantasy series. King's Dragon, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist; The Golden Key (with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Born in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii. Find out more about the author at or on twitter @KateElliottSFF.
Published August 18, 2009 by Tor Books. 896 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Elliott delivers a solid, rousing conclusion to her sprawling Crossroads epic fantasy trilogy (after 2007's Spirit Gate ). Charismatic foreign captain Anji,

Jun 29 2009 | Read Full Review of Traitors' Gate (Crossroads)


Though I can’t quite recommend this book to anyone who isn’t already a fan of the genre, I will pick up the next book in the series when it is released, and the series as a whole was significantly better than other Kate Elliott books that I’ve read.

Mar 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Traitors' Gate (Crossroads)

The Bookbag

With the earlier books, I've not always felt inclined to continue thanks to the books leaving me slightly drained, but this time I feel invigorated and ready to read on.

Jul 14 2010 | Read Full Review of Traitors' Gate (Crossroads)

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