Reviewed by Kate Smith
I was very happy to have this book offered to me as I enjoyed the first part to The Nowhere Chronicles in The Double-Edged Sword. However, The Traitor’s Gate is a much darker story, and it gets darker very quickly. In fact it is a very typical second part of a three part story – the introduction with hope, the darkest hour, and (one hopes) the dawn and resolution. This particular darkest hour is very dark indeed, with everything that can go badly for the hero, going totally badly. This does not make it the easy and happy read that the first part of the tale was, but it does allow for character and plot development. Silverwood constructs her story well with pieces of the unknown past coming together smoothly but the twists and turns of the tale are not entirely unexpected. The fact that there are no true surprises or shocks with developing events does not, however, detract from the enjoyment of the tale.