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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Notes

  • The Darkglass Mountains trilogy is set in Tencendor, the same world as Douglass's earlier series, The Axis Trilogy and The Wayfarer Redemption.

Includes

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y The Serpent Bride Sara Douglass , Pymble : Voyager , 2007 Z1381084 2007 single work novel fantasy 'The land of Tencendor is no more. But not everyone is dead. Many Icarii survive in the courts abroad, while StarDrifter SunSoar, father to Axis, lives within the corrupt Palace of the First in Coroleas. Not even the Star Dance is as dead as the Icarii Enchanters had believed, for a strange race living in the frozen northern wastes can still hear, and use, the music of the heavens. 'Other ghosts from the past wait in the shadows. The Skraelings once again gather in the north. Far across the Widowmaker Sea a pyramid broods and plots revenge on those who had once thought to destroy it. To the east, at the edge of the world, an ancient serpent god uncoils, sending an unwilling woman to be the bride of the enigmatic Lord of Elcho Falling. 'As men, Icarii, ice wraiths and ancient gods gather for war, a legend rises from the dead—Axis SunSoar, come to regain his heritage and the Star Dance, and to battle new dangers across a vast, mysterious land'. Source: publisher's website (http://www.harpercollins.com.au/index.aspx).
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y The Twisted Citadel Sara Douglass , Pymble : Voyager , 2008 Z1488296 2008 single work novel fantasy 'The land of Ashdod has a mysterious past, and a mysterious structure in the heart of the land ... Darkglass Mountain, an ancient pyramid. The Icarii Talon, StarDrifter SunSoar, wonders if Darkglass Mountain could be a StarGate, a source of Icarii power. Meanwhile, his son, Axis, is helping to lead the military might of Isembaard while its tyrant, Isaiah, is on his own lonely journey. Maximilian the king of Escator, and his estranged wife, Ishbel, ride alongside Axis ... both of them obsessed with the impregnable citadel of Serpent's Nest. Also riding with Axis are the Lealfast, a peculiar race of Icarii from the frozen north. They are related in some way to the Skraelings, those terrifying creatures who can very, very quickly overrun a land and its people. But to whom do these Lealfast give their loyalty ...' (Publisher's blurb)
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y The Infinity Gate Sara Douglass , Pymble : Voyager , 2010 Z1685861 2010 single work novel fantasy

'No one is safe when even the past can′t be trusted Elcho falling is under siege from the forces of infinity.

'Axis must deal with treachery while Maximilian confronts the One in the depths of the citadel. Maximilian seems to have the upper hand, but finds his oldest ally′s advice disguises a vicious motive.

'Meanwhile, everyone has forgotten the Skraelings, who conceal a strange, ancient secret. Now these wraiths face a choice that appears to be no choice at all: the way of Infinity, or allying themselves with the StarMan, whom they have loathed for generations.

'In a heart-stopping conclusion to this superb trilogy, Maximilian and his friends battle for survival from the malevolent depths of DarkGlass Mountain to the pinnacle of a crumbling Elcho Falling and beyond ... as the past reaches out to seize Axis and drag him into yet another confrontation with his hated brother, Borneheld.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2007
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Voyager , 2007-2010 .

Works about this Work

Roots of Fantasy Colin Steele , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 2007; (p. 16)
Colin Steele discusses the genre of fantasy and the works of writers J. R. R. Tolkein and Terry Brooks, amongst others. He includes in his discussion works of Australian writers Sara Douglass and Maxine McArthur.
Roots of Fantasy Colin Steele , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 2007; (p. 16)
Colin Steele discusses the genre of fantasy and the works of writers J. R. R. Tolkein and Terry Brooks, amongst others. He includes in his discussion works of Australian writers Sara Douglass and Maxine McArthur.
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