Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Thorn Gate Trilogy


SECRETS OF MERCY HALL by Garth Edwards
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Like the first episode, thoroughly predictable and free from more than momentary suspense or danger—but quick of pace at least, and unchallenging of language. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Economic woes force the Victorian-era orphans of Mercy Hall into a second expedition to the technologically advanced land beyond their magical hedge (Escape from Mercy Hall, 2012). This time they return with not only more treasure, but jet packs too! Read full book review >
HEROES OF MERCY HALL by Garth Edwards
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A trilogy already largely composed of off-the-shelf elements rushes to an end amid a welter of muddled plotting, meaningless technobabble and astronomical gaps in logic. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Collapsing in a tangled heap of dangling subplots and unlikely resolutions, this trilogy closer sends a group of superpowered Victorian-era orphans on one last venture to a magic land within a bubble of "light enriched zenna molecules" crafted by space aliens. Read full book review >
ESCAPE FROM MERCY HALL by Garth Edwards
Released: April 1, 2012

"The action never lets up, but readers are likely to come away from this trilogy opener more confused than intrigued. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Three orphans pass through a tall hedge and find themselves in a world of advanced (to them) technology and carnivorous sheep. Read full book review >