Following BattleAxe and Enchanter, StarMan concludes the trilogy with an unexpected and glorious climax.
Weakened by their terrible encounter with Borneheld's men, Axis and his army are forced to march north as Gorgrael breaks through Jervois Landing and invades Tencendor with ice and terror. But under a sky black with Gryphon, Axis discovers that he's confronting a seemingly invincible enemy.
As the Prophecy of the Destroyer hurtles towards fulfilment, Azhure and StarDrifter unravel the mysteries of the Island of Mist and Memory, where they finally confront WolfStar; Faraday moves east to replant the ancient forests of Tencendor; and the Sentinels begin a lonely journey planned for them thousands of years ago.
Enveloping all looms the promise of treachery - treachery that threatens to strike into the very heart of Axis and Azhure's family.
StarMan was the winner of the 1996 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.
Praise for previous books in The Axis Trilogy:
- "BattleAxe is the best Australian fantasy novel I've experienced to date." - Martin Livings, Eidolon.
- "Enchanter is utterly enthralling and unputdownable." - Karen Brooks, OzLit.
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.
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