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Sara Douglass has won leagues of fans worldwide for her epic tales of sorcery, forbidden love, and heart-pounding action. She revealed her biggest story yet with the DarkGlass Mountain saga, and now, at last, the dramatic finale to the epic trilogy!
Tencendor is no more. The land is gone. But a few SunSoars still remain, and a new foe walks the world.
Ishbel Brunelle, priestess of the Serpent Coil, and Maximilian, the Lord of Elcho Falling, have raised the magic of Elcho Falling, and found new allies against the darkness in the mysterious Lealfast. And more crucially still, Axis SunSoar, former god and current hero, has rediscovered the magical Star Dance and revived his legendary Strike Force to push back the evil hordes commanded by the DarkGlass Mountain.
But their enemy grows stronger through blood and betrayal, the Lealfast have their own agenda, and when unexpected treachery threatens, Axis SunSoar must face a darkness greater than any he has ever known.
Sara Douglass was born in Adelaide but moved to Hobart in later life to write full-time. Three of her books won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy and many were shortlisted. She published nineteen books of epic and historical fantasy before her death in 2011.
“Prolific doesn’t even begin to describe fantasy author Sara Douglass. . . . [The Serpent Bride is] teaming with cosmic plots, strange races, magic and high adventure.”
-The Age (Melbourne, Australia)
“The ultimate for fans of Sara Douglass. . . . Douglass definitely has a gift for storytelling, and The Serpent Bride is eminently readable, with dramatic twists and turns all over the place.”
“The author of the Axis and Wayfarer redemption trilogies embarks on a new series set in the same universe, filled with beauty and horror, magic and madness. Vividly defined characters and well-honed storytelling make this a solid addition.
“Sara Douglass has the breadth of vision necessary to create sweeping epics and the storyteller’s gift that makes readers love her. ”
“Douglass continually surprises.”
“Fans of feminist fantasy will welcome the first in a new series from Australian author Douglass.”
“The dark, sensuous first in a new fantasy series.”
“Epic storytelling on a par with Terry Goodkind and Robert Jordan.”
-Library Journal on The Wayfarer Redemption
“Teaming with cosmic plots, strange races, magic, and high adventure, The Serpent Bride is epic fantasy that borrows from the conventions of tragedy and romance.”
-The Age (Australia)
“Storytelling at its best, with fast-paced action, gritty realism, powerful characters, magic and romance.”
-Romantic Times BOOKclub on The Wayfarer Redemption
“Sara Douglass has the breadth of vision necessary to create sweeping epics and the storyteller’s gift that makes readers love her.”
-Locus on The Wayfarer Redemption
“Douglass consistently demonstrates a consistently high standard of storytelling in the epic fantasy tradition.”
-School Library Journal on Enchanter
“The twists, revelations and foreshadowings keep you turning pages.”
-SFX (UK) on The Axis Trilogy
“Addictively readable ... a very big, very entertaining book.”
-The Age on The Troy Game
“Absorbing. Those who like their battles bloody and realistic will get their desire, but here also are moments of great tenderness.”
-Starburst on The Axis Trilogy
“Douglass definitely has a gift for storytelling, and The Serpent Bride is eminently readable, with dramatic twists and turns all over the place.”
“Detailed, elegant prose.”
-The Cairns Post (Australia)
“The Serpent Bride, Book One, is a much longed for and a wholly triumphant return to the bestselling Axis trilogy.”
-The Sunday Tasmanian (Australia)
“The ultimate for fans of Sara Douglass.”