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Battleaxe : The Axis Trilogy : Book 1 - 20th Anniversary Edition - Sara Douglass

Battleaxe

The Axis Trilogy : Book 1 - 20th Anniversary Edition

Paperback Published: 1st March 2015
ISBN: 9781460750476
Number Of Pages: 592

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A beautiful collector's edition of one of the first HarperVoyager books, celebrating 20 years since publication of one of Australia's most successful fantasy authors of all time. 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 bethrothed, 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

Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia. She attended Annesley College, in Wayville, a suburb of Adelaide. She studied for her BA while working as a Registered Nurse, and later completed her PhD in early modern English History. She became a lecturer in medieval history at La Trobe University, Bendigo. While there she completed her first novel, BattleAxe, which launched her as a popular fantasy author in Australia, and later as an international success.

Until the mid-2000s, Douglass hosted a bulletin board on her website, with the aim of encouraging creative thinking and constructive criticism of others' work. She maintained an online blog about the restoration project of her house and garden entitled Notes from Nonsuch in Tasmania.

In 2008, Douglass was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She underwent treatment, but in late 2010 the cancer returned. She died on 27 September 2011, aged 54.

She also wrote under her real name Sara Warneke.

ISBN: 9781460750476
ISBN-10: 1460750470
Series: The Axis Trilogy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 1st March 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.55

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