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Sara Douglass (1957–2011)

Författare till The Wayfarer Redemption

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Sara Douglass was born in South Australia and spent her early working life as a nurse. When she grew tired of mitered corners and starched veils, she worked her way through three degrees at the University of Adelaide, ultimately receiving a Ph.D. in early modern English history
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Verk av Sara Douglass

The Wayfarer Redemption (1995) 2,267 exemplar
Enchanter (2003) 1,705 exemplar
Starman (2003) 1,579 exemplar
Sinner (1997) 1,147 exemplar
Pilgrim (1997) 973 exemplar
Crusader (1999) 889 exemplar
Hades' Daughter (2002) 839 exemplar
The Nameless Day (2000) 606 exemplar
Threshold (1997) 593 exemplar
Gods' Concubine (2003) 558 exemplar
The Serpent Bride (2007) 556 exemplar
Darkwitch Rising (2005) 482 exemplar
The Wounded Hawk (2002) 423 exemplar
Beyond the Hanging Wall (1996) 417 exemplar
Druid's Sword (2006) 399 exemplar
The Crippled Angel (2001) 374 exemplar
The Twisted Citadel (2008) 337 exemplar
The Infinity Gate (2010) 264 exemplar
The Devil's Diadem (2011) 138 exemplar
The Betrayal of Arthur (1999) 69 exemplar
Enchanter, Part 2 (2003) 26 exemplar
Enchanter, Part 1 (2003) 26 exemplar
StarMan, Part 1 (2004) 21 exemplar
StarMan, Part 2 (2004) 18 exemplar
Sinner - Part 1 (2007) 12 exemplar
Threshold - Part 1 (2005) 10 exemplar
The Hall of Lost Footsteps (2011) 9 exemplar
Threshold - Part 2 (2006) 8 exemplar
The Wounded Hawk, Part 2 (2009) 5 exemplar
The Wounded Hawk, Part 1 (2001) 5 exemplar
The Evil Within 3 exemplar
Sinner - Part 2 (2008) 3 exemplar
Crusader, Part 2 (2009) 2 exemplar
Pilgrim, Part 1 (2009) 1 exemplar
The Troy Game 1 exemplar
Pilgrim, Part 2 (2009) 1 exemplar
Seven Devils 1 exemplar
Hades' Daughter 1 exemplar
Druid's Sword 1 exemplar
Crusader, Part 1 (2009) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 263 exemplar
Dreaming Down-Under (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 182 exemplar
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 108 exemplar
The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar


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The best part about this series is the first book. It gets off to a good start with some good characters. There's really not much unique here, but it is well written and interesting.
Karlstar | 27 andra recensioner | Oct 17, 2023 |
The Nameless Day is the first volume in Sara Douglass’s trilogy, The Crucible, and what a trilogy it is. Although it may not appeal to all readers, The Crucible is probably the best historical fantasy series I have read in a long time, and unlike other series in this genre you don’t have to plough through double digit numbers of novels to get to the end. However, if you or a member of your family is fainthearted or devoutly Catholic this may not be the book for you considering the shenanigans the religious characters get up to.

The main protagonist is a self-righteous, small-minded, hypocritical man, and although this may make him seem the type of character some readers are unable to relate to it also makes him a more realistic character given the period of time in which the novel is set. Finding someone with his modern liberal views would have been fairly uncommon for this era, but in writing this character the Author manages to make them believable but also one that readers would be drawn to. In their writing of this character the Author has managed to ensure that there is room for development and one that readers will want to see change as they progress through, not only this book but the remaining two in the trilogy. Taking place in an alternate version of fourteenth century Europe, readers will recognise many actual historical figures and, although it could so easily have turned into a book with too many characters to keep track of, the Author weaves historical fact and fiction about them together in a seamless manner giving each their own distinct personality and not leaving the reader the task of having to back track to see where they fit into the plot overall.

Taking the ultimate time long battle of Angels and Demons the Author places this a period of history that was fraught with upheaval. The author incorporates well researched historical elements in their novel and adds enough fantasy to keep the reader from feeling this is just another dry historical work of fiction. Some dates that certain historical figures appear have been slightly adjusted for the sake of the storyline, but this does not take away from the purpose of the book in anyway, and that purpose is to give a great experience to its readers. This book also manages incorporate a little bit of everything that would draw readers to it that may not otherwise pick up a novel in this genre. As I have mentioned there is the history portion, but there are also elements of romance and fantasy, and I was glad to see that the romance was not the kind that would have me laying this book aside in disgust. Added to this there are sections which are definitely dark and sinister which hint back to earlier work in the gothic genre, and the moments of gore and brutality are worthy of even the most celebrated of horror novelists.

The reason for my 4 thumbs review, as opposed to a 5 thumbs that it sounds as if I should have awarded to it is this; by the end of the book there are a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of things remain unsolved. This makes it the kind of book that would not function well as a stand-alone, so if you are going to read it, be prepared to have the remainder of the trilogy on standby. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good all round read, and a series that they can get their teeth into without having to expend vast amounts of time and money to complete it. I will definitely be revisiting the trilogy again and probably on numerous occasions.

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Melline | 6 andra recensioner | Aug 13, 2022 |
Of all the prophecy-based fiction I've read, Sara Douglass is very good at bringing in all the different plot thread in a way that doesn't feel forced, and wrapping up the story neatly and easily.

The moment that I most loved about this book was SpikeFeather's meeting with the Ferryman. His instant sacrifice of himself for the children was a truly good action, not forced or coerced. He immediately became my favourite character in that chapter. (Also, the fact that, even though the Ferryman wasn't asking for anyone to die, SpikeFeather didn't know what would happen to him highlights exactly how straight his moral compass compared to even StarDrifter from the first book. )

I'm not sure how I felt about Azhure stripping DragonStar of his Icarii heritage , but I suppose it was somewhat justified. I can already see how Caelum (sp?) is quickly becoming the spoiled favourite an I can see that leading to issues later if Axis and Azhure don't become better parents.

Overall, this was a great conclusion, and I can't wait to read the next trilogy of books. (Does anyone know a spoiler-free reason why these books are labeled as sci-fi? They seem to be straight-forward high fantasy to me.)
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worddragon | 12 andra recensioner | Mar 2, 2022 |
2018 took me into the fantasy genre, and I am a junkie now ! For a better or worse I started searching out older books-this one popped up when I needed an Australian Author .

This story could be classified as an old time Fairy-Tale, or even a Fable. It has a mysterious "witch" a missing prince, a kindly doctor and his handsome son, a King who is questionable, but most important believable world where there is some magic, but that's not the focus.

I fell in love with Sara Douglass -She writes beautiful prose when it's called for and down and dirty nastiness when that is what is called for. I will be reading more of her, sooner rather than later.
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JBroda | 6 andra recensioner | Sep 24, 2021 |



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