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BattleAxe  : Book One of the Axis Trilogy - Sara Douglass

BattleAxe

Book One of the Axis Trilogy

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A thousand 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 are pouring south with tales of fearsome beings who feed on the terror of their prey.

Axis bastard son of the dead Princess Rivkah is sent to the battlefront of Gorkenfort with his elite Axe-Wielders. Once there he must hand over command to his hated half-brother Borneheld.

But travelling north Axis falls in love with Faraday - Borneheld's betrothed and meets two priests who challenge the very essence of his beliefs.

The Sentinels walk the land the TreeFriend has been found and the people of the Plough the Wing and the Horn must set aside their differences and unite under one leader against the evil rising in the North...

About the Author

Sara Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia, and moved to Adelaide when she was seven. She spent her early working life as a nurse before completing three degrees at the University of Adelaide. After receiving a PhD in early modern English history, Sara worked as a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at La Trobe University, Bendigo, until 2000. Saras first novel, BattleAxe, was published in 1995 and she wrote a further 19 books of epic and historical fantasy fiction, a collection of short stories, and two books of non-fiction. Three of her novels won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy and many were short listed. Sara shifted to Hobart, Tasmania, in 2005 and lived there writing full-time and restoring her beautiful old house and garden, until her death in September 2011.

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Praise for previous books in The Axis Trilogy: 'The twists, revelations and foreshadowings keep you turning pages' SFX 'Absorbing. Those who like their battles bloody and realistic will get their desire, but here also are moments of great tenderness' Starburst

ISBN: 9780732292133
ISBN-10: 0732292131
Series: Axis Trilogy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st January 2005
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.4  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 0.874