In this spellbinding sequel to BattleAxe, Sara Douglass returns us to a world in the grip of prophecy and war...
"Welcome Axis, into the House of SunSoar and into my heart... Sing well and fly high and may nothing and no-one tear your feet from the path of the Star Dance again."
Axis has fled to Talon Spike, the home of the Icarii, where he must learn to wield his Enchanter powers to fulfil the Prophecy. Somehow he must lead the Icarii and the Avar back into Achar, defeat his half-brother Borneheld and reunite the former kingdom of Tencendor under his rule.
Meanwhile, Gorgrael waits impatiently for winter, to continue his destructive drive into the heart of Achar... Praise for BattleAxe, Book One of The Axis Trilogy:
- "BattleAxe is the best Australian fantasy novel I've experienced to date." - Martin Livings, Eidolon.
- "There is a heart to BattleAxe, and more happens in it than the average Wurts novel." - Bill Congreve, Aurealis.
Sara Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia, and spent her early working life as a nurse. Rapidly growing tired of starched veils, mitred corners and irascible anaesthetists, she worked her way through three degrees at the University of Adelaide, culminating in a PhD in early modern English history. Sara currently teaches medieval history at La Trobe University, Bendigo and escapes academia through her writing.