When I was in eighth grade, my group of friends reverently passed around Ender's Game like it contained the Secret of Life. So though I don't usually count fantasy at the top of my favorite genres, a new book from Orson Scott Card is always something to get excited about. Exhibit A: The Lost Gate, which Leslie Moise praises in our January issue.

Here's a preview of the novel:

And here's a special treat for BookPage readers: Orson Scott Card wrote a behind-the-book essay for our website on the price of magic. Check it out now!

Will you read The Lost Gate?

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