The Wayfarer Redemption: Book One

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Macmillan, Feb 24, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages
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A millennia-old prophecy was given when the Forbidden Ones were driven from Achar. And now, the Acharites witness its manifestation: Achar is under attack by an evil lord from the North, Gorgreal-his ice demons strike from the sky and kill hundreds of brave warriors in the blink of an eye.

All Acharites believe the end is near.

One young woman, Faraday, betrothed of Duke Borneheld, learns that all she has been told about her people's history is untrue. While fleeing to safety from the dangerous land, Faraday, rides with Axis, legendary leader of the Axe-Wielders-and hated half-brother of Borneheld-and a man Faraday secretly loves although it would be death to admit it. She embarks on a journey, which will change her life forever, in search of the true nature of her people.

This grand and heroic story tells the tale of one woman's plight to learn the truth of her people and change their hearts and their minds forever. She fights against oppressive forces to share this reality and will not desist until everyone knows. . . . . The truth of the Star Gate



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User Review  - Native J - Borders

I have always been more into fantasy than anything else. However, I was looking for something new and full of excitment. That is precisely what I got when I picked this book up. There was a new twist ... Read full review

One of the best fantasy novels ever!

User Review  - AfflictedHeart - Borders

Sara Douglass does an incredible job of creating a fantasy world on the brink of an epic battle between the races (the Acharites, the Icarii, and the Avar) against an invading foreign force (the ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
1 The Tower of the Seneschal
11
2 At King Priams Court
24
3 The Lady of Tare
40
4 At the Foot of the Fortress Ranges
48
5 In the Palace of the King
50
6 In the Kings Privy Chamber
54
7 In the BrotherLeaders Palace Apartment
69
31 Smyrton
283
32 The Prisoners
290
33 The Forbidden Valley
298
34 GhostTree Clan
316
35 StarMan
325
36 The GhostTree Camp
338
37 Jervois Landing
351
38 Sigholt
366

8 Faradays Betrothal
76
9 Leavetakings at Dawn
83
10 Across the Plains of Tare
89
11 Unlocked Doors
97
12 At the Edge of the Silent Woman Woods
105
13 The Cauldron Lake
111
14 Inside the Silent Woman Keep
119
15 Silent Woman Night
133
16 Two White Donkeys
144
17 The Ancient Barrows
152
18 The Sentinels Speak
160
19 A Cloudy Day
170
20 The Storm
178
21 Inside the EnchanterTalons Tomb
186
22 Evening by the Barrows
194
23 The Star Gate
200
24 Across the Plains of Arcness
212
25 The Goodpeople Renkin
222
26 Belle My Wife
230
27 Towards Fernbrake Lake
245
28 Fernbrake Lake
251
29 The Bane and the Child
260
30 The Mother
271
39 Rivkah Awakes
375
40 Gorkenfort
381
41 The Duchess of Ichtar
390
42 Reacquaintances
402
43 The SkraeBold Speaks
418
44 Vows and Memories
430
45 The Groves
447
46 In the Hand of Artor
463
47 In the Hands of the Mother
468
48 Yuletide Morning
476
49 Yuletide
491
50 The Streets of Gorkentown
515
51 The Lake of Life
528
52 The Earth Tree Grove
531
53 Departures
540
54 The Charonites
551
55 The Assembly of the Icarii
563
56 FreeFall SunSoar
581
57 Escape from Gorkenfort
596
58 BattleAxe
611
Glossary
615
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Sara Douglass was born in Penola, a small farming settlement in the south of Australia, in 1957. She spent her early years chasing (and being chased by) sheep and collecting snakes before her parents transported her to the city of Adelaideand the more genteel surroundings of Methodist Ladies College. Having graduated, Sara then became a nurse on her parents' urging (it was both feminine and genteel) and spent seventeen years planning and then effecting her escape.

That escape came in the form of a Ph.D. in early modern English history. Sara and nursing finally parted company after a lengthy time of bare tolerance, and she took up a position as senior lecturer in medieval European history at the Bendigo campus of the Victorian University of La Trobe. Finding the departmental politics of academic life as intolerable as the emotional rigours of nursing, Sara needed to find another escape.

This took the form of one of Sara's childhood loves - books and writing. Spending some years practising writing novels, HarperCollins Australia picked up one of Sara's novels, BattleAxe (published in North America as The Wayfarer Redemption), the first in the Tencendor series, and chose it as the lead book in their new fantasy line with immediate success. Since 1995 Sara has become Australia's leading fantasy author and one of its top novelists. Her books are now sold around the world.

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