Beyond the Tempest Gate

Beyond the Tempest Gate From the time he was a young boy Gabriel Aterias knew he was destined to rise from the peasantry and become the Holy Knight of the Church of Dunrabian By the time he was twenty four years old he had

  • Title: Beyond the Tempest Gate
  • Author: Jeff Suwak
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  • Page: 409
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  • From the time he was a young boy, Gabriel Aterias knew he was destined to rise from the peasantry and become the Holy Knight of the Church of Dunrabian By the time he was twenty four years old, he had already led the Church s armies to greater victories than any other man in history Yet, his greatest feat still lay ahead of him.Beyond the elemental barrier of the TempestFrom the time he was a young boy, Gabriel Aterias knew he was destined to rise from the peasantry and become the Holy Knight of the Church of Dunrabian By the time he was twenty four years old, he had already led the Church s armies to greater victories than any other man in history Yet, his greatest feat still lay ahead of him.Beyond the elemental barrier of the Tempest Gate lurks the demon Elezear An evil older than the world itself, it nearly eradicated the human race once before For five hundred years, the people of the Five Kingdoms have slept uneasily, praying that the creature would not escape the walls of storm that confined it.Gabriel vows to destroy the demon His quest will take him far beyond the borders of civilization, across the ocean, and into unimaginable darkness What he will soon discover is that the greatest danger in his quest to save the world may very well be the loss of his own soul.

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    311 thoughts on “Beyond the Tempest Gate”

    1. First I would like to start out by saying that this was a good reads first read giveaway. I gave it a 4 star because it honestly wasn't long enough and the ending made you want more. It was different and very descriptive but not to the point that it takes away from the story. You could picture the people and the island as if you were standing there. I like how he threw a nice twist in the story, its something I didn't expect and to think, a lot of issues could have been solved and prevented if t [...]


    2. his [Suwak| writing, his ability to bring the world to life and raise uncomfortable questions in the reader in such a short amount of time really says something for the author. He has some very real potential, and I cannot wait to see what he can create with a full-length novel and some nice wiggle room.Read my full review here:bookwormblues/2013/10/


    3. Posted at zacharybonelli/beyond-What is the difference between good and evil? At first it seems simple. Evil is pain, harm and suffering. Good is health, happiness and joy. Apply these measures to various choices and life situations however, and one soon discovers that behaviors which are evil in one context can be cast as good in another, and vice versa. The line between good and evil is much blurrier and much more complex than initial observation would suggest.Gabriel is a Holy Knight of the O [...]


    4. As I write this review, I can't help but feel the plainness of my words when measured to the tale Jeff Suwak has wrought. It has been years since I've experienced anything like Beyond the Tempest Gate, and even the closest comparison is a pale thing.I suppose if I were one to make comparisons it would be something like:"Beyond the Tempest Gate, as written by Jeff Suwak, takes the deep emotional journey of The Wizard of Earthsea and combines it with the poetic beauty and tragedy of The Name of th [...]


    5. Caveat-- I am only an intermittent reader of fantasy. I purchased this book, however, because I'm familiar with Mr. Suwak's lit fic short stories and had a hunch that any book of his would be both interesting and well-written. I was not disappointed.Beyond the Tempest Gate is one of the most well-written genre works I have encountered. I'd go as far to say that the level of artistry in his prose causes this book to transcend the usual limitations of commercial/genre fiction and places it squarel [...]


    6. The double-edged sword of so-called genre fiction, of course, is that the form can either serve as the anchoring melody upon which the artist improvises, or the leaden burden that pulls all lightness and joy down beneath the dark surface of staid obligations and conventions. Beyond the Tempest Gate, a pithy tale as direct and determined as its cliché-killing hero, follows the first path, turning expectations on their head and establishing unexpected tensions between traditional thematic element [...]


    7. Jeff Suwak’s Beyond the Tempest Gate is a fantastic read.Why?Because this Authors mastery of the written English language and understanding of crafting an interesting and entertaining tale cannot be denied or missed.If he were a chef this would be one of the most delicious meals you have ever eaten.The luscious details in the descriptions fill your gullet and make you want to rub your tummy while humming MMMMMMM.A classic tale of heroism on a quest for greatness takes a twist as you find yours [...]


    8. Jeff Suwak is clearly a word fetishist who aims to maximise the impact of every line and his style is inkeeping with the fantasy theme. Like all authors who adopt this approach he has a tendency to overdo it from time to time, but the missteps are minor and non-intrusive. He has created a vivid and nightmarish world which reminded me of my time playing videogame Dark Souls. Anybody who's played that game will shiver at the thought! One thing that will grab you is the dramatic opening sequence. T [...]


    9. Jeff Suwak's novella Beyond the Tempest Gate is the perfect example of a story that doesn't have to use filler or worry about a word count to be absolutely amazing. For me, as I read this story, it felt like Mr. Suwak must have already had the entire thing in his head before he wrote the first word. Every part of the story was necessary, every moment an exciting segue into the next.Being under 100 pages, I was able to read Beyond the Tempest Gate quickly--almost too quickly. I didn't want it to [...]


    10. I really enjoyed this story. The narrative is written in an archaic and 'wordy' style that really fits well with the fantasy genre. All in all a very enjoyable read. There is a significant amount of world building for a short novella and this pays off. The world inhabited by the *** SPOILER ALERT*** Knight has a lot of depth because of this. The story line is good and the notion of the tempest gate itself intriguing. As with many good tales, the ending is open to interpretation by the reader, wh [...]


    11. The character development in this novella is wonderful. The author creates a main character who is believable and someone to which I could relate. Although the cover was what intrigued me, the author's beautiful and intricate use of language was what kept me interested. When I first read the line "All light is forged in war with darkness," the writer in me secretly hoped that line would be repeated, using emphasis that would really make it stand out - and that is exactly what happened. Loved it. [...]


    12. Beyond the Tempest Gate by Jeff Suwak is a manly tale of epic fantasy that reminded me of a literary cross between Robert E. Howard and Ernest Hemingway. Legendary sword in hand, the valiant knight Gabriel Aterias goes forth to vanquish the demon Elezear. It's a short novel -- short but strong! -- so I won't reveal too much, but I will say, I was impressed: I usually don't read tales of sword-and-sorcery or high fantasy, but this one held my interest with a firm grip because the voice was bold, [...]


    13. Author Jeff Suwak's debut novella is a brilliantly concise and timeless tale about the true meaning of duty and honor. Gabriel is not a deluded madman. If anything, he's a dutiful knight/soldier who is pursuing a quest based on faulty data or limited knowledge. Like many of us, Gabriel's actions are guided by myth and legend that has been naturally distorted over time. It's not until he looks the beast in the eye that he realizes the truth. On his quest, Gabriel learns that the true reward for s [...]


    14. Sadly, the blurb about this novella is somewhat inadequate. It has much more going on than a quest and an evil demon. At its heart, there are secrets, doubt, discoveries and faith. The author does an amazing job of getting into the heart of the story without an unnecessary and boring tour of a world and peoples we don't care about.


    15. For those of you into Sword and Sorcery, this Byronic tale of a hero with a destiny hits all the high notes: political intrigue, prophecies, monsters of various sorts – including monsters of the prosaic kind (fearful people in the way of necessary change) as well as monsters with actual fangs. The world building is good. My only quibble is a slight overuse of flashbacks, but the author makes those work.The ending to this novella was not what I expected, and stayed with me for a long time after [...]


    16. For those who don't know me, I'm going to start this by saying that I’ve not been myself of late, which has affected my reading. I think this book will be loved by a lot of people, just not me at this point in time. “From a distance, the writhing mass resembled some primordial, bubbling tar pit from which all the nightmares of the world fought for shape and the right to be born.”This had sooooo much potential to capture me wholly. It’s basically about a knight who sets out on a quest to [...]


    17. How many of us as children dreamed of being something greater than our circumstances? How many dreamed, though insignificant and often unloved, of making a difference in this big world; leaving a mark that will inspire many generations to come? I’d like to say many of us have had that dream, but that’s just not true. There are only a few. Because to dream like that is to be willing to dedicate a life in fulfilling that mandate, and to be quite honest, not many people have the dedication and [...]


    18. How many of us as children dreamed of being something greater than our circumstances? How many dreamed, though insignificant and often unloved, of making a difference in this big world; leaving a mark that will inspire many generations to come? I’d like to say many of us have had that dream, but that’s just not true. There are only a few. Because to dream like that is to be willing to dedicate a life in fulfilling that mandate, and to be quite honest, not many people have the dedication and [...]


    19. This novella, telling the tale of The Holy Knight Gabriel and his quest to go beyond the elemental Tempest Gate to dispose of the demon Elezear really is a pleasant surprise.The tale kicks off with Gabriel approaching the Gate by boat. The Gate was put in place by wizards after an earlier event (sorry if I seem vague here but I don't want to give spoilers). He is on a quest to rid the world of the demon Elezear, a quest that only he, as The Holy Knight, can complete.The chapters flow well - curr [...]


    20. It took me a lot longer than I'd have liked to read 'Beyond the Tempest Gate' - it's looked up at me from my desk for too long. I finally got to read it on a train this weekend, and it really delivered the promise of it's parable-like feel.Suwak does a fantastic job with a largely unsympathetic character. Gabriel is painted very convincingly, so much so that I found myself urging him toward quite a dark fate. Of course, too much more would be a spoiler, so I won't say any more than this: I'm not [...]


    21. Disclaimer: the author and I have interacted as members of a writing website.While well-written, I didn't like the main character at all, for precisely the reasons the old monk said: "arrogant humility and megalomanical selflessness." At first, the story appeared to contain a Gary Stu-type character, and it wasn't until the end that it became apparent that the author was aware of this too. However, as the story progressed, Gabriel's character became very realistic, and I do kind of have to respe [...]


    22. This book was a short story, but wonderful. From the beginning, it was very suspenseful, not knowing what direction it would take. Being written very descriptively allowed me to visualize myself within the storye! I loved the setting and mood a period of Knights, dragons and dark creations. And I was floored when an unexpected twist takes the story in a different direction. It was kind of sad and it ended very darkleft me feeling a bit scared. I would love to see a prequel to this! Great read Je [...]


    23. 4.5 StarsA highly enjoyable fantasy read with close character viewpoints, in other words, you get right in their heads. I enjoyed the structure, and while many will claim a dislike of flashback scenes, in this books it works extremely well. The end had me rereading it and I'm still thinking about it.


    24. I won this book in a giveaway, this book turned out to be pretty interesting. I finished it in one sitting, I just wished it was a little bit longer.


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