The Lost Gate is the first book in the new Mither Mages series from New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card. This book centers on Danny North, a young boy descended from the old gods, Loki, Odin, etc. but seems to be ungifted in magic. He soon discovers that he is a gatemage, the one time of mage that must be killed on spot.
Danny takes off from the family compound determined to learn gatemagery. Anyway possible.