The Wayfarer Redemption series - author   novel   fantasy  
First known date: 1997-1999 Issue Details: First known date: 1997-1999 1997-1999
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y Sinner Sara Douglass , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997 Z179237 1997 single work novel fantasy 'The land of Tencendor has been united for more than forty years, thanks to Axis, who is the legendary Starman. He defeated Gorgrael and brought peace to the three races—and upon fulfilling his destiny, Axis and his consort Azhure retired to the ethereal sphere in the heavens, and ceded his authority to their son Caelum.

'But the path of the son is not necessarily that of the father. Caelum is untried and has known nothing but peace during his lifetime. And while the three races seem to be at peace, there are undercurrents of jealousy and bitter memories buried just beneath the surface. So when strange powers begin to manifest in their world, and threaten the destruction of all he holds dear, Caelum will have to find the strength to fight this threat—and to fight his mortal brother Drago, who is not as powerless as he appears to be. Something killed their sister, and Caelum knows Drago is the culprit—but the Supreme Ruler of the land must have proof, and Caelum has none. Caelum desperately tries to juggle saving the world with proving his brother killed their sister, but time grows short and the demons are drawing near... '.

Source: publisher's website (http://us.macmillan.com/sinner). Sighted 15/2/11.

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y Pilgrim Sara Douglass , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1998 Z256965 1998 single work novel fantasy science fiction

'The Timekeeper Demons burst through the Star Gate to invade Tencendor, destroying the Gate and the magic of the StarDance in the process. Terrifying and cruel, they have come with only one purpose - to see Qeteb destroy the StarSon and Tencendor forever. Enchanters and gods alike are helpless as the Demons lay waste to the land. Zared and Askam must put aside their differences and unite to save their people, as the need to find a Sanctuary for them all becomes ever more urgent. The StarSon must eventually become the hunted in the maze - only he who has the courage to endure death can learn the secrets of the ancient Enemy - but who will it be?' Source: publisher's website (http://www.harpercollins.com.au/index.aspx).

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y Crusader Sara Douglass , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1999 Z251171 1999 single work novel fantasy 'For countless millennia the Star Dance and the TimeKeeper Demons have battled their way across the universe, destroying innumerable planets, laying waste to civilizations across the cosmos. Choosing the land of Tencendor as their last battleground, the demons break through the Star Gate. The Gate destroyed, all magic in the world is gone and the three races of Tencendor are plunged into a vortex of chaos, madness, and death. Caelum SunSoar, son of the near-immortal Starman Axis and beloved ruler of all the land's peoples, is dead. Leaderless, those not killed outright or driven mad flee to the one place left to them, Sanctuary, a magical place created ages past to shield all who are good from the wrath of the demons. There is for some one hope left: DragonStar, Axis's other son. Many believe he is the true StarSon, the only being that can save their world. Others are just as convinced that he is in league with the demons and will be their doom. Only DragonStar knows the truth and as he and his companions go forth to do battle he prays that he may convince all that his motives are pure. What he does not know is that there is a traitor who plans to hand Sanctuary over to the Demons. A betrayer whose actions could force DragonStar to make a sacrifice so bloody and horrific that it could mean the destruction of everything that he holds dear in this life or the next. And if he fails, he could doom Tecendor to an eternal hell.' - from us.macmillan.com (sighted 18/01/2010)

Works about this Work

Eco/Feminism and History in Fantasy Writing by Women Helene Bowen Raddeker , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Outskirts : Feminisms along the Edge , November vol. 21 no. 2009;
'A childhood pastime I've not yet outgrown is reading Fantasy and Science Fiction. These days, however, my interest especially in Fantasy is not unconnected with scholarship, both History and Feminist Studies. In this essay I reflect on ways in which women's Fantasy has been inspired by feminist ideas, with particular emphasis on 'spiritual ecofeminism' and feminist history. I approach this as a world gender historian and historian of feminism, rather than a Science Fiction/Fantasy critic. As such, this essay is alert to dis/continuities and junctures in recent Fantasy that explicitly deals with history and appears to be influenced by ecofeminism. To illustrate such influences, I draw upon selective examples from some leading American Fantasy and Science Fiction authors—Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sheri Tepper and the like—while also referring to some Australian fantasists popular since the 1990s. Of particular interest to me is Sara Douglass, who was formerly an academic historian, especially her Axis Trilogy (1995-96) and its sequel, The Wayfarer Redemption trilogy (1997 to 1999).' (Source: Author's introduction)
Eco/Feminism and History in Fantasy Writing by Women Helene Bowen Raddeker , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Outskirts : Feminisms along the Edge , November vol. 21 no. 2009;
'A childhood pastime I've not yet outgrown is reading Fantasy and Science Fiction. These days, however, my interest especially in Fantasy is not unconnected with scholarship, both History and Feminist Studies. In this essay I reflect on ways in which women's Fantasy has been inspired by feminist ideas, with particular emphasis on 'spiritual ecofeminism' and feminist history. I approach this as a world gender historian and historian of feminism, rather than a Science Fiction/Fantasy critic. As such, this essay is alert to dis/continuities and junctures in recent Fantasy that explicitly deals with history and appears to be influenced by ecofeminism. To illustrate such influences, I draw upon selective examples from some leading American Fantasy and Science Fiction authors—Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sheri Tepper and the like—while also referring to some Australian fantasists popular since the 1990s. Of particular interest to me is Sara Douglass, who was formerly an academic historian, especially her Axis Trilogy (1995-96) and its sequel, The Wayfarer Redemption trilogy (1997 to 1999).' (Source: Author's introduction)
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