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Crucible, volume 2
The Demon-King wears the crown of England.
And only a man strong enough to resist love can defeat him. Casting aside his vows to the Church, and protected by the powerful Duke of Lancaster and his son Hal Bolingbroke, Thomas Neville is now free to pursue his quest for Wynkyn de Worde's casket.
But Richard II is subtle and cunning, and moves swiftly against Neville and Bolingbroke, destroying both their families and using his minions to drive the realm towards bloody rebellion.
Only Neville's wife Margaret can help, but Neville knows he cannot fully trust her. And what of Bolingbroke who, as the months go by, reveals ambitions far greater and deadlier than Neville ever realised? As does Joan of Arc in France, Neville learns that those he trusts the most are also those who hide the most devastating of secrets.
As Neville inches closer and closer to the casket, he discovers that opening it might well release a greater horror across earth than the one he wishes to thrust back into hell.
Some mysteries were never meant to be revealed, and the darkest of them all is the ancient secret of the angels.
"The Nameless Day is a gutsy epic combining the medieval ordure of Ken Russell's The Devils with some of the philosophical interests of Morris West and Umberto Eco, yet echoing Mary Stewart and Quentin Tarantino. The novel unfolds like a film on the page..." - Van Ikin, The Sydney Morning Herald.
"...unflinching...full-blooded...a rip-roaring read..." - Peter Nicholls, Australian Book Review.
"Sara Douglass is the best and most exciting writer of commercial fantasy fiction to emerge from Australia." - Locus.
"Douglass is an assured and gifted storyteller." - Terry Dowling, The Weekend Australian.