Rage Winnoway’s closest friends have always been her four dogs: Bear, Billy Thunder, Elle, and Mr. Walker. When Rage sets off for the hospital where her mother lies in a coma, the dogs and the neighbor’s goat tag along. On the way, they run into the firecat, who talks them into going through a magical gate. And something wonderful happens! Each of Rage’s friends is transformed. Bear becomes a real bear; Billy Thunder, a teenage boy; Elle, a warrior woman; Mr. Walker, a small, large-eared gentleman; and the goat, a satyr with an inferiority complex. Together, Rage and her companions embark on a quest to save the world of Valley, a journey that is somehow tied to Rage’s family. In this brilliant tale of courage and transformation, Isobelle Carmody captures the magic of Narnia and the whimsy of Wonderland without losing sight of the real world and all its difficulties.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing
Isobelle Carmody is one of the best writers ever. It must be because she's Australian (a lot of my favorite authors are Australian). But seriously, her writing is just so beautiful and gorgeous that ... Read full review
NIGHT GATE: The Gateway Trilogy: Book OneUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Canine companions enliven this overstuffed opener to a fantasy trilogy. Her single mother's coma leaves R. J. "Rage" Winnoway relying only on her four devoted dogs. Overhearing plans to send her away ... Read full review