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Fire Sea (The death gate cycle) [Mass Market Paperback]

Margaret Weis , Tracy Hickman
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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1 Feb 1992 The death gate cycle (Book 3)
Abarrach, the Realm of stone. Here, on a barren  world of underground caverns built around a core of  molten lava, the lesser races -- humans, elves,  and dwarves -- seem to have all died off. Here, too,  what may well be the last remnants of the once  powerful Sartan still struggle to survive. For Haplo  and Alfred -- enemies by heritage, traveling  companions by necessity -- Abarrach may reveal more than  either dares to discover about the history of  Sartan... and the future of all their descendants.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam USA; Reprint edition (1 Feb 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553295411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553295412
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 10.5 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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MARGARET WEIS and TRACY HICKMAN are the New York Times bestselling authors of the Dragonlance series, The Darksword Trilogy and the Rose of the Prophet trilogy. With The Death Gate Cycle, this important creative team takes a quantum leap forward in the field of epic fantasy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I'VE TRAVELED THROUGH DEATH'S GATE FOUR TIMES, YET I don't remember anything about the journey. Read the first page
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The third volume of the Death Gate Cycle just blew me away when I read it. The story takes a darker turn, looks at death and our perceptions of it, and becomes more depressing than the other books of the series, while maintaining the fast pace and enjoyability I have come to expect from Weis and Hickman. The cast of characters, again renovated, as in the first two, is by far superior to Dragon Wing and Elven Star. Living, dead, and undead, all the characters are made real by the vivid writing styles of the two authors. This book is disturbing, but also amazing. Even if you didn't like the first two, they're worth it just to get to this one. A couple warnings, though: first, this book contains some major violence, and I wouldn't recommend it for readers younger than, say 13. Another, on a different topic: make sure you have Serpent Mage handy when you finish this book, the ending is a direct lead-in to the fourth book. Amazingly enough, Weis and Hickman manage to keep the quality of the series nearly as high as this book for the last four volumes!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Death Gate Cycle gets better... 10 Jun 1998
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This book renewed my faith in the Weis/Hickman team. I read the first two books of Death Gate and was disapointed. I picked up Firesea out of curiosity. But it was a lot better than the first two. Somehow, the characters seem more real. It's also funny to see how Haplo won't admit he likes Alfred, who's supposed to be his enemy. Alfred's search for meaning is made funnier by the fact that he's growing a spine through necessity. The plot was well thought-out, and chilling in some places. Of course, in others I had to stop and laugh for a while. The origin of the Sartan and Patryn is ironic, because the mensch they hold in disdain are what they came from. I ended up worried about the lazar, and how their war will turn out. At the end, it left me wondering very hard about what was going to happen in the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It just gets better and better... 28 Nov 1998
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I just finished reading this book about an hour ago. It was really awesome, but you have to have read the others to understand. *If you haven't, you may get confused by the following.* I really sympathize with Alfred because I can see how much necromancy hurts him, how much it hurts the dead, and how much it can hurt everyone on Abarrach. I also felt really super sorry for Jera and Jonathan. I cried, even! I was glued to this book and read it all in two days! I'm liking how Haplo and Alfred are at least starting to get along. I also agree with Anna about the last line-- way funny, and very interesting... thought provoking... I can't wait to read the next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fire Sea - not for the faint of heart! 5 Jun 1996
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Fire Sea was a wonderful book - I enjoyed it immensely! Dragon Wing (the first Death Gate book) was kind of slow, but if you can get past it, get ready for some great fantasy adventure! Elven Star and Fire Sea will blow you out of the water and leave you begging for more! Fire Sea is an extremely serious book - morbid, bloody, depressing - all of these words describe it well. Fire Sea is also one of the most important books in the Death Gate Cycle because Haplo and Alfred discover that there IS a higher power in the universe. If it wasn't for this important discovery, the war might have been lost. I'll stop there, so I don't give anything away! You should read it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and thought provoking story. 21 Aug 1998
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I have read two other books of the Death Gate Cycle and this one is the most memorable. Haplo and his hated nemis by heritage become unlikely traveling companions to a depressing underground world that I can only describe as living Hell. Sent to investigate this world by his master, Haplo arrives in Abaraach to investigate it's inhabitants and finds it inhabited not only by that hated race, the Sartan, but by their dead, who have become grizzly resurected hellish abominations. Necromancy quickly capture's Haplo's interest and he seeks to learn this forbidden art and take it back to his master, until the companions are captured by the remnants of the living inhabitants. The saying "some things are better left buried" takes on a whole new meaning later in this book as the poor souls of the dead trapped in indescribable agony inside grizzly remains of their bodies are rallied together against the living, whom they outnumber. I won't give any more of it away, but I will say that in it's own sickening way, it is funny when the whole place goes insane in the end and Haplo and his Sartan "friend" have to fight to escape. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and who has plenty of imagination.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eek! 18 Nov 1998
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This book is extraordinarily grim--the other books in the series have dark elements, but this is by far the most uncompromisingly bleak. However, that doesn't make it any less of a book--Abaraach, as with all of the septet's worlds, is vivdly imagined, and the interaction between Haplo and Alfred is very well-done and interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An all-night reader! 2 July 1998
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I just finished this book, like, five minutes ago. It was wonderful. I couldn't quite picture myself in the scene, wierd, but good. The way they pull all of their plots together is ingenious! It is also dark, with cold-blooded murders described coldly and matter-of-factly. I could have read it last year, though, and I'm only thirteen. I read it all last night, got up early, read this morning, and wrote this. It depresed me and made me think about how I think about stuff, but it was a good experience. I have to read the next one. The last line in the epilogue made me laugh out loud, not because it was comical but because of the authors' pure talent! Oh, it was too good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fantastic read
Published 7 days ago by adam joyce
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
After enjoying the first two parts of this 'cycle' I found Fire Sea to be dull, uninspiring and lacking the appeal of the others. Read more
Published on 29 July 2008 by Mr. G. Battle
4.0 out of 5 stars I love this Saga
Wow I love this Saga...it is some of the best DragonLance wrting I have read. I am an avid reader of fantasy books and especially DragonLance. Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2003 by "topbatch"
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was nothing short of morbid. I loved it.
Okay, generally I hate morbid books, but I loved this one. I was shocked when Alfred actually risked his life several times to help Haplo, who's his sworn mortal enemy from... Read more
Published on 10 July 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Part of Death Gate!!!!!
I don't know about you guys but I think this was the best book in the whole series because this is the part where Haplo and Alfred start to understand what the "higher... Read more
Published on 4 Oct 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed all the way through!
The Fire Sea is a real eerie and evil chapter in the Death Gate Cycle. The poor undead and the tormented lazars send a shiver down your spine. Read more
Published on 9 Aug 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Fire Sea is a great story that leads you on to the next one.
Fire Sea happened to be one of my favorites in the Death Gate Cycles because it was an action packed story that rarely had a lapse in the action. Read more
Published on 11 Jun 1998
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