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y The Fathomless Caves single work   novel   science fiction   horror   fantasy  
Is part of The Witches of Eileanan Kate Forsyth 1997 series - author novel (number 6 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'The Fathomless Caves deals with the final confrontation with the Fairgean. Before his death, the blind prophet Jorge had foreseen the conjuring of a tidal wave by the sea-dwelling Fairgean, the people of Eileanan's bitterest enemies. Driven by ancient hatreds, the Fairgean have called upon dreadful powers to aid them in their quest to totally annihilate all those that dwell upon the land. As the time of the comet draws ever closer, Lachlan and Iseult try desperately to avert the terrible fate the seer had prophesied, testing their strength and love to the utmost. Meanwhile, Isabeau must travel a dark and dangerous road to fulfil her own destiny. On her journey she must prove herself worthy of both the scar of the Soul-Sage and the ring of the sorceress. Facing old enemies and new, the most difficult challenge of all will be conquering the ghosts of her past. For if Isabeau is to heal the land, she first must find the way to healing her own troubled spirit.'

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

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Reference: Indirect
Importance: High

Notes

  • Dedication: For all those who died - stripped naked, shaved, shorn,/ For all those who screamed in vain to the Great Goddess,/ only to have their tongues ripped out by the root,/.../For all those witch-women, my sisters who breathed freer as the flames took them,/ knowing as they shed their female bodies,/.../that death alone would cleanse them of the sin for which they died -/ the sin of being born a woman who is more than the sum of her parts - Anonymous, sixteenth century (Published in Erica Jong, Witches, 1981)
  • Epigraph: 1. Magic is the mother of eternity, and of the essence of all essences, for it makes itself by itself and is understood in the desire./ 2. It is nothing in itself but a will..../ 5. Magic is spirit and being is its body..../ 6. Magic is the most secret thing. - Jakob Bohme, Base des Six Points Thesophiques, 1620

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 , 2002 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 446p.p.
      Description: maps.
      ISBN: 0091840554
    • 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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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 389p.
      ISBN: 0451459024; 9780451459022
      Series: y ROC Fantasy Roc Books (publisher), Z1447969 series - publisher
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      Australia,
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      Random House Australia , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 448p.p.
      Edition info: 18th anniversary edition
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 June 2015.
      ISBN: 9780857988720
Alternative title: Die Ankunft des Kometen
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Blanvalet , 2004 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Series: Goldmann 24283; Der magische Schlussel 9
      ISBN: 3442242835p; 9783442242832

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 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
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