The last book of the Wayfarerer Redemption, an enthralling continuation of The Axis trilogy, by the bestselling ANZ author Sara Douglass / Smart new look to launch alongside the publication of the new Douglass fantasy trilogy that begins with: The Serpent Bride / Competition: Ray Feist, David Eddings, Jordan, Goodkind, Canavan, Fiona McIntosh
Sara Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia, and spent her early working life as a nurse. Rapidly growing tired of starched veils, mitred corners and irascible anaesthetists, she worked her way through three degrees at the University of Adelaide, culminating in a PhD in early modern English history. Sara Douglass currently teaches medieval history of La Trobe University, Bendigo and escapes academia through her writing.
At the start of Douglass's powerful conclusion to her Wayfarer Redemption saga (after 2005's Pilgrim), the surviving people of Tencendor have taken refuge in Sanctuary, where they are under siege by star-traveling demons, the TimeKeepers. When treason threatens the resistance, DragonStar, the swordswoman Faraday and other fighters leave Sanctuary in an effort to defeat their opponents through attrition rather than pitched battle. Along the way, the defenders confront any number of knotty ethical dilemmas. Faraday resolves the ambiguities of her feelings for DragonStar, and a host of secondary characters (headed by DragonStar's father, Axis) all play roles that most long-standing readers of this complex fantasy series will find satisfying. Given the large cast and a narrative broken into many short scenes, a glossary is particularly useful, even for those with a good grasp of the backstory. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Praise for previous books in The Axis Trilogy: 'BattleAxe is the best Australian fantasy novel I've experienced to date.' Martin Livings, Eidolon 'Enchanter is utterly enthralling and unputdownable.' Karen Brooks, OzLit