Druid's Sword

Druid's Sword

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

"The year is 1940. The skies above London are filled with German planes on nightly raids, a blitz that brings a barrage of bombs that pound the city into rubble. Each morning Londoners face the previous night's handiwork, and though they are faced with the possibility of sudden death, the people of London are determined to fight the evil that threatens to destroy their nation. They struggle to live normal lives amid the terror and chaos." "But is it only Hitler's Luftwaffe and the blitz that is responsible for all the death and destruction that the city is facing?" "Brutus, the Greek Kingman who brought the bands of power to the isle of Alba millennia ago, once again walks the streets of London, this time as an American major. The men and women who are his eternal companions (and sometimes lovers and enemies) have all been reborn in this time and place. They have come together for one last battle to finally complete the magical Labyrinth buried at the heart of the city. Half completed and resonating with an evil power, the Maze calls to them to complete the Game and possibly set all the players free. As Brutus works to find a solution that will end his age-old pain, he comes to realize that there is a new power that walks the land. It is strong and hungry, and it has its own agenda." And by its actions it could change the world forever. Druid's Sword is the fourth and concluding volume in Sara Douglass's Troy Game series, an historical fantasy series of love and revenge set against the very fabric of time itself.
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Pilgrim

Pilgrim

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The second book of the Wayfarerer Redemption, an enthralling continuation of The Axis trilogy, by the bestselling Australian author Sara Douglass By leaching Drago’s latent Icari magic the Time Keeper Demons have burst through the StarGate, bringing an apocalypse down upon Tencendor as they unleash plagues of pain, terror and madness on man and beast. Overhead the Hawkchildren swarm the skies, hungry for prey. Sheltered within the forest of Minstrelsea, the rulers of Tencendor desperately search for a way to fight back, but with the StarGate destroyed the protective magic of the StarDance has been lost forever. Now, even the Gods are vulnerable to the demon’s onslaught. Prophecy decrees that Tencendor’s only hope lies with the StarSon, but Caelum’s magic is gone too. Wracked with guilt over his unwitting betrayal Drago pursues the demons. Unless he can aid the StarSon and prevent the resurrection of the demon’s master, Queteb the Midday Demon, the once beautiful land of Tencendor will descend into a living hell.
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Beyond the Hanging Wall

Beyond the Hanging Wall

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

A missing prince...A mythical creature...An age-old mystery Like his physician father, sixteen-year-old Garth Baxtor is gifted with the Touch. By laying his hands upon his patients, Garth can sense the illness that dwells within and promote healing. But illness is not all he can sense, as he learns when he accompanies his father to the underground mines known as the Veins to minister to the criminals condemned to labor there, beyond the hanging wall. Applying his hands to the wound of one prisoner known only as Lot No. 859, Garth is stunned to discover that the man is no common criminal.... With the help of Ravenna, a witch from the marshes, and a mythical creature from the land of dreams, Garth sets out to solve a centuries-old mystery--a mystery that will pit one king against another and shake the Kingdom of Escator to its foundations.
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The Devil's Diadem

The Devil's Diadem

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

In a world gone mad, is the Devil′s word the only one you can trust? A foolish monk stole the devil′s favourite diadem and the devil wants it back. It is mid-twelfth century Europe and Maeb Langtofte joins an aristocratic household to attend Adelie, the wife of the Earl of Pengraic. The earl is a powerful Lord of the Marches, the dark Welsh borderlands. Then a plague that has swept Europe overtakes England and as life descends into chaos and civil disorder, Maeb is about to discover that the horrors she survived at Pengraic Castle were but a prelude to the terrifying maelstrom which now envelops her and all of her countryfolk. Hell has come to desecrate England, and the only thing that can possibly foil its plans are the wits of one lonely, isolated and terrified woman.
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Hades' Daughter

Hades' Daughter

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Ancient Greece: A place where the gods hold mortal life cheap, mere playthings to amuse, delight, and abuse at their will. But those puny mortals are not wholly devoid of power and at the core of their fabulous city-states lies the Labyrinth, where they can shape the powers of the heavens to their own design. When Theseus entered the Labyrinth and came away with the prize of freedom and his beloved Adrianne, Mistress of the Labyrinth, his future seemed assured... Until he abandoned her for the unforgivable sin of bearing him only a daughter, and the world seemed to change. From that day forward, all the Labyrinths in the ancient world started to decay. It slowly became clear that power was fading from the city-states. Was it the natural decline that comes to all cultures or was it because the power of the Labyrinth had been corrupted by a woman spurned? A hundred years pass--Troy has fallen and the Trojans are a scattered and humbled people. The warrior Brutus is of the line of kings and gods. He wears the golden kingship bands of Troy proudly--but they are his only mementos of a former glory, for he is a man without a country and is left little else but pride and a memory of the latent power that he could wield if but given a chance. When he receives a god-sent vision of a distant shore where he can rebuild the ancient kingdom, he will move heaven and earth to reach his destiny. Ever eastward he is drawn, to a lovely and mystical green land that offers him a haven--and a dream of power and conquest. Nothing will deter him... not even the entreaties of the young princess whom he took as his wife and bedded against her will. First her hatred--and now her love--torment and bind him. She is the only one who realizes the danger he is stepping into, and she will do anything to save him... and his son, whom she carries in her womb. For in the mists of Albion there lies a woman of power--a woman who has used her siren call to cloud Brutus's mind and has her own reasons for luring the warrior to these lush shores.... She is the long-descended granddaughter of Adrianne, and she has in her heart a hatred that has been passed down for generations. Her plans for Brutus will enact a revenge that could destroy the gods themselves. s20If Brutus makes the journey successfully, it will be the next step in the Game of the Labyrinth and might start a complicated contest of wills that could span centuries....
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Starman

Starman

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Following on from BattleAxe and Enchanter, Starman concludes the Axis trilogy with an unexpected and startling climax. Axis and his army are forced to march north as Gorgrael breaks through Jervois Landing and invades Tencendor with ice and terror.
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Sinner

Sinner

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

40 years have passed, and Axis and Azhure have taken their rightful places among the other Star Gods. Their first-born, Caelum Starson, now rules and all appears peaceful, but sometimes Caelum listens to the wrong advice.
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The Crippled Angel

The Crippled Angel

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The third book of The Crucible, an exciting new historical fantasy from the author of the popular Axis Trilogy. The crises enveloping Europe begin to alter the mentality of the world. People are no longer content with their lot in life; they have grown ambitious and disruptive. The Church is losing its grip, not only are the heresies raging out of control, but more and more priests are speaking out against the Roman Church... the order of the world is dissolving into chaos. Neville faces his own crisis as he begins to question his faith. Inflitrating many social circles, gathering information for the Church, he meets the heretic priest John Wycliffe and the peasant rebel Wat Tyler. He suspects strongly that they are shapeshifting demons... yet he cannot help but agree with their criticisms of the traditional structures of society and of the Church itself. Neville does not know it, but his soul has become the ultimate battleground. The choices he makes will dictate the final outcome of the battle between the forces of good, and those of evil.
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The Infinity Gate

The Infinity Gate

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

“Sara Douglass has the breadth of vision necessary to create sweeping epics and the storyteller’s gift that makes readers love her.” —Locus Sara Douglas fans have been eagerly awaiting the third book of her epic DarkGlass Mountain fantasy trilogy…and now the dramatic conclusion is here! The Infinity Gate—a magnificent tale of love, magic, and betrayal set in the world of her bestselling Wayfarer Redemption—has the sweep, passion, and excitement of the best world-building efforts of Jacqueline Carey, Raymond E. Feist, Robin Hobb, and Lois McMaster Bujold, as it brings Douglas’s breathtaking fantasy saga to a powerful and extraordinarily satisfying end.
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Crusader

Crusader

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

tencendor is dead and only the StarSon can help it live again... but Qeteb is hungry for life - and power. the timekeeper Demons have destroyed the Star Gate and the magic of the StarDance. terrifying, bitter, cruel, they have resurrected Qeteb and will now destroy the StarSon and tencendor forever. But without the StarDance can the Enchanters and gods do anything, or must they stand aside in the face of the Demons power. Can Drago, the StarSon, and those he has taken through death - his witches - meet with the demons one-on-one and win. If only one fails, Drago will be severely weakened... the dramatic conclusion to the Wayfarer Redemption trilogy will have readers on the edge of their seats as Sara Douglass takes us on an unforgettable journey through a wasted tencendor...
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Battleaxe

Battleaxe

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

1000 years ago the Acharites drove the Forbidden from their land. Now, strange sightings along Achar's northern border foreshadow their return. The barbaric tribes of the Ravensbund come with tales of fearsome beings who feed on terror.
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The Twisted Citadel

The Twisted Citadel

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Tencendor is no more. The land is gone. But a few SunSoars remain, and a new foe walks the world. In a time of magic and danger, three new heroes have stepped forward—Ishbel Brunelle, priestess of the Serpent Coil; Isaiah, the Tyrant of Isembaard; and Maximilian, the Lord of Elcho Falling. Yet despite their best efforts, the Dark God Kanubai has risen. And worse yet, war approaches—backed by the evil, insidious DarkGlass Mountain, hordes of insatiable Skraelings ravage the land. While the trio struggles to keep its armies and alliances alive, the SunSoars have their own challenges, including the chance to rejoin the magical Star Dance at long last, and the appearance of the Lealfast, long-lost kin to the Icarii. The Lealfast and the Icarii may be friends . . . or deadly enemies. And as tensions rise between the two races, Axis SunSoar revives his elite Strike Force in a desperate bid to stop the darkness.
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Threshold

Threshold

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Over the hot southern land of Ashdod looms the shadow of Threshold, the pyramid which the Magi of Ashdod are building to propel themselves into Infinity. Over the years, thousands of slaves have given their lives to the construction of Threshold. Now construction is almost complete; the Magi need only to add the finishing touches. The Master of the Magi knows the glassworker slave Tirzah is hiding something, but he would never guess her secret is forbidden magic. Tirzah can communicate with glass-and the glass in Threshold screams to her in pain. For it knows what neither Tirzah nor any of the Magi suspect: Something waits in Infinity, watching, biding its time, and when the final glass plate is laid and the capstone cemented in blood, it plans to use Threshold to step from Infinity into Ashdod...
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Darkwitch Rising

Darkwitch Rising

Sara Douglass

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Darkwitch Rising is the third title in Sara Douglass's compelling Troy Game series, a riveting historical fantasy series of love and revenge set against the very fabric of time itself. Britian. An ancient land. Most think they know its history. But few suspect and fewer still know the truth. For back in the mists of time came Brutus, last of the Trojan kings, who was armed with the knowledge of how to construct a magical Labyrinth that could rival the might of the gods. He was drawn to this place by the alluring sorceress Genvissa and together they almost succeeded in creating the Labyrinth. But in the end they were thwarted by Brutus's wife Cornelia, who understood the danger to the land. Her actions however trapped them all into a endless cycle of death and rebirth until the magic of the Labyrinth is completed. Ages pass. Time and again the players have come close to victory but each time there is a new wrinkle to stay the fulfillment of power. The Now that these soul travelers arrive in is a most unique one. The English are at war, not with a foreign power but amongst themselves; a mighty Civil War that threatens to destroy a nation. A great pestilence is upon the land and the newly restored Charles II sits upon the throne trying to hold chaos at bay...and he is one of the major players in this drama. And he is not alone.
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