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Reviews! Reviews! Reviews!

Three, count ’em, three new reviews of Gateways were posted on Goodreads this week and all of them were positive. Check them out here!

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Gateways Review by Under the Oak

Another positive review of Gateways! Click here to read it.

“The book is a fantastic blend of war strategy, political relations, mystery, and magic. There is something for everyone here. … The best part of Brian Gottheil’s novel is the unpredictability of it. There are enough twists in the plot to keep the reader on his or her toes.”

The Vinciolo Journal Reviews Gateways

Just over a week to the big day, and there’s a new review of Gateways out, this time by Matthew Rettino of The Vinciolo Journal. Matthew is a Montrealer who studies historical fantasy literature, with a special interest in the work of Guy Gavriel Kay, perhaps the greatest Canadian writer in the genre. So needless to say, I was a little bit nervous wondering what Matthew would think of my novel, but I’m gratified that he chose to compliment many of the things that were most important to me: the world building, the “cost” of the magic, and the novel’s antagonist … which is the war itself.

Read the full review here!

And check out other reviews on the Goodreads page.

Gateways on To Be Read podcast!

Gateways is discussed on the To Be Read podcast! Check it out here (starts around 1:19).

“Really neat things that he’s done with the magic. It very much feels like historical fiction set in that period. But it’s got some really neat characters, some really neat plot twists.”