The Limbreth Gate by Megan Lindholm

The Limbreth Gate is the third book in the Windsingers/ Ki and Vandien series by Megan Lindholm, AKA Robin Hobb. I have previously read five of Robin Hobb's series and the first two books in this one. There is definitely a different feel about the books, but different in this case does not mean bad.

Following on from The Windsingers, book two in the series, The Limbreth Gate continues to follow Ki and Vandien, two Gypsy-like characters, and the problems themselves into, or other beings cause them. These are two characters I enjoy reading about. There is clearly a sexual chemistry between the two but their feelings often go unsaid. Vandien is a strong, tough guy in my mind who thinks clearly before he acts or speaks, and yet loves being relatively impulsive. Ki, on the other hand, is a bit of a hot-headed personality. She doesn't take risks if she can avoid it and is the opposite of impulsive, which is something Vandien continually tries to change.

In this book, the plot is fairly strong and the characters are well written, although maybe that is due to the familiarity of the characters in the series. I read this in less than 3 days as I was hooked to the storyline like a fish on a hook.

If you have read and enjoyed books by Robin Hobb, I would say read this series, but remember that it was written earlier than her other series and also it has a different style and feel to it. Where the Liveship series and the Farseer series are much more epic in their style, these feel more like a series you can dip into when you want to read some lighter fantasy. But don't be fooled! To paraphrase Bilbo Baggins, “It's a dangerous business, reader, picking up these books. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

Star rating: 4 from 5 - Go through this gate into a wonderful world where you will follow the path left by the author!


You can find out more information about this book by following this link: