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y The Skull of the World single work   novel   fantasy  
Is part of The Witches of Eileanan Kate Forsyth 1997 series - author novel (number 5 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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'Isabeau has remained in exile on the Spine of the World, for Lachlan has not forgiven her for saving Maya from death and giving the Ensorcellor back her daughter Bronwyn. Isabeau is unhappy that her actions should be so misunderstood, but gains some measure of peace getting to know her parents and spending each winter with the Khan'cohbans as the queen-dragon had commanded. The time comes when she must undertake her journey of initiation to the Skull of the World, where the cruel and enigmatic Gods of White will reveal her destiny to her. On this journey she will face many dangers but by overcoming them, will finally discover her true Talent. She is at last free to return to Lucescere and the Tower of Two Moons, where she plans to study to be a sorceress. Meanwhile, Iseult and Lachlan have been busy with the invasion of Tìrsoilleir. While they are away fighting the Bright Soldiers, Margrit the Thistle kidnaps their son Donncan, the heir to the throne, and her grandson, Iain's son Neil. There is no-one but Isabeau left in Lucescere to try and save them. Alone, she has to try and vanquish Margrit, the cruellest and most subtle sorceress in the land.'

Source: Author's website www.kateforsyth.com.au (Sighted 15/4/10)

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Reference: Indirect
Importance: High

Notes

  • Dedication: for Dani, Michelle and Sarah, soul sisters and kindred spirits, in memory of the many wondrous adventures we've shared growing up together.
  • Epigraph: Natural magic ... is nothing more than the deepest of the secrets of nature. Del Rio, Disquisitiones Magicae, 1606
  • Epigraph: Nature performs in a natural way the things that the magician achieves by his art. Pico Della Mirandola, Conclusiones Philosophicae, Cabbalisticae et Theologicae, 1486

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2001 .
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      Extent: 420p.
      Description: illus., map
      Reprinted: 2003 Two reprints after 2002.
      ISBN: 1740510429
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Roc Books , 2002 .
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      Extent: 385p.
      ISBN: 0451458699
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2015 .
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      Extent: 432p.
      Edition info: 18th anniversary edition
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 June 2015
      ISBN: 9780857988751
Alternative title: Die Hohle der tausend Konige
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Blanvalet , 2004 .
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      Extent: 383p.
      Note/s:
      • Series: Goldmann 24273; Der magische Schlussel 8
      ISBN: 3442242738; 9783442242733

Works about this Work

Untitled Shane Symonds , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 1 2003; (p. 40)

— Review of The Skull of the World Kate Forsyth 2001 single work novel ; The Fathomless Caves Kate Forsyth 2002 single work novel
Untitled Naarilla Hirsch , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 13 no. 3 2001; (p. 186-187)

— Review of The Skull of the World Kate Forsyth 2001 single work novel
Untitled Shane Symonds , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 1 2003; (p. 40)

— Review of The Skull of the World Kate Forsyth 2001 single work novel ; The Fathomless Caves Kate Forsyth 2002 single work novel
Untitled Naarilla Hirsch , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 13 no. 3 2001; (p. 186-187)

— Review of The Skull of the World Kate Forsyth 2001 single work novel
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