Garth, royal physician at the court of King Cavor, can detect sickness, decay and evil merely by touch. Now he detects a sinister evil at court. It has something to do with the King's long-lost brother, Maximillian. Did the Prince die? Or has Garth uncovered the source of King Cavor's pain?
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.
About the Author
Sara Douglass has worked as a nurse and has a Ph.D. in early modern European history. Her first fantasy adventure, The Axis Trilogy, had an overwhelming response from readers (Starman won the 1996 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel). This was followed by the bestselling Wayfarer Redemption Trilogy, and other works of both epic and historical fantasy. Sara lives in an 1880s-era house, Nonsuch, in Hobart, Tasmania.
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: March 2000
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.3 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.202