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Darkwitch Rising : Troy Game Series : Book 3 of 4 :  Troy Game Series : Book 3 of 4 - Sara Douglass

Darkwitch Rising : Troy Game Series : Book 3 of 4

Troy Game Series : Book 3 of 4

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Published: December 2005
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Back in the mists of Britain's untold history is 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. Together with the alluring sorceress Genvissa, Brutus almost succeeded in creating the Labyrinth. But thwarted by Brutus's wife Cornelia, they became trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth that will not end until the Labyrinth is completed. Ages pass. Time and again the players come close to victory, but none succeed in the fulfilment of power. Now these soul travellers arrive as the English are in a mighty civil war that threatens to destroy the nation. A great pestilence is upon the land and the newly restored Charles II sits upon the throne trying to hold chaos at bay. He is one of the major players in this drama. And he is not alone.

Reviews:

"Combining history, myth and fantasy, Sara Douglass introduces her new Troy Game series with the first book "Hades' Daughter" Ms. Douglass recreates the Aegean world and a Pre-Celtic England in a sweeping epic that grabs your attention at the first page."--"Romantic Times BookClub" (4 1/2 stars) on "Hades' Daughter" (Book One of the Troy Game series)

"There is sex and violence aplenty...the taste for this mythic fantasy saga must be acquired, but acquirers will relish it keenly."--"Booklist "on Hades' Daughter" (Book One of the Troy Game series)

"An ambitious fantasy series."--"Publisher's Weekly" on "God's Concubine" (Book Two of the Troy Game series)

"A rich and complex novel full of rich and complex characters."--"SF Chronicle" on "God's Concubine" (Book Two of the Troy Game series)

"The prolix third book in Australian author Douglass's Troy Game historical fantasy saga (after 2004's "God's Concubine") exhibits the same powerful imagination as its predecessors...[and is] enriched by the author's historical and folkloric expertise."--"Publishers Weekly "on "Darkwitch Rising"

"Combining history, myth and fantasy, Sara Douglass introduces her new Troy Game series with the first book "Hades' Daughter"...Ms. Douglass recreates the Aegean world and a Pre-Celtic England in a sweeping epic that grabs your attention at the first page."--"Romantic Times BookClub" (4 1/2 stars) on "Hades' Daughter" (Book One of the Troy Game series)

"There is sex and violence aplenty...the taste for this mythic fantasy saga must be acquired, but acquirers will relish it keenly."--"Booklist "on H"ades' Daughter" (Book One of the Troy Game series)

"An ambitious fantasy series."--"Publisher's Weekly" on "God's Concubine" (Book Two of the Troy Game series)

"A rich and complex novel full of rich and complex characters."--"SF Chronicle" on "God's Concubine" (Book Two of the Troy Game series)
"The prolix third book in Australian author Douglass's Troy Game historical fantasy saga (after 2004's "God's Concubine") exhibits the same powerful imagination as its predecessors...[and is] enriched by the author's historical and folkloric expertise."--"Publishers Weekly "on "Darkwitch Rising"

ISBN: 9780765344441
ISBN-10: 0765344440
Series: Troy Game S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: December 2005
Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 10.6  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.35

Sara Douglass

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.

Sara′s 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 shortlisted.

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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