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2 4 y separately published work icon The Crippled Angel Sara Douglass , New York (City) : Tor Tom Doherty , 2006 Z960017 2002 single work novel fantasy 'The conclusion of Douglass' Crucible series completes the saga of Thomas Neville, the medieval nobleman turned cleric, whom the Archangel Michael has entrusted with battling a horde of shape-shifting demons unwittingly released from hell. As the fourteenth century comes to a close, Neville has left the Dominican priesthood and is still searching for the late Father de Worde's casket, a mysterious container that harbors the means to overthrow the demons. Neville has also discovered that heaven's angelic minions have the power to mate with human females and produce their own less-than-savory offspring. Amid growing friendship with Henry Bolingbroke (eventually England's King Henry IV), who may be a demon in disguise, Neville is becoming less sure of Michael's beneficence and more conflicted about his mission.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
2 3 y separately published work icon The Wounded Hawk Sara Douglass , New York (City) : Tor , 2005 Z824839 2001 single work novel fantasy 'In fourteenth-century Europe, the first wave of devastation from the Great Plague is just ending. Soldier-turned-monk Thomas Neville has received his latest marching orders from the Archangel Michael, who has given Neville the divine mission of tracking down an army of demons posing as ordinary human beings and plotting a war on humanity and heaven. Now Neville sheds his cassock to join the ranks of English estate owners and infiltrate the society of power brokers, in which the demons remain cloaked. It is becoming less and less clear whom he can trust, or even whether he is on the right side of good and evil.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
3 8 y separately published work icon The Nameless Day Sara Douglass , New York (City) : Tor , 2004 Z387654 2000 single work novel fantasy

'The Nameless Day is, according to the ancient pagan calendar of Europe, the one day of the year when the world of mankind and the enigmatic world of the spirits touch. Mid-century the forces of evil slide across the divide and invade Europe.'

Source: fantasticfiction.co.uk (Sighted 14/04/10)

'The Nameless Day opens in 1377. Brother Thomas Neville, a Domincan friar, has arrived in Rome to continue his studies at the St Angelo Friary. Aided by the archangel St Michael, Neville discovers that the world has gone mad. Demons from hell have infected human society at its highest levels and threaten to ensalve mankind. Only by discovering the lost casket of Wynkyn de Worde, a friar who had lived at St Angelo's thirty years earlier, can Neville hope to defeat the demons.

As his journey in search of the lost casket takes him through Europe, Neville quickly realises he is surrounded by demons. They taunt him and tempt him at every opportunity. Neville discovers that the casket has been returned to England, his homeland. Before long he finds himself once more in the company of his childhood friends and allies - Hal Bolingbroke, son of the Duke of Lancaster, his uncle, Ralph Neville, Baron Raby, and the mighty Lancaster himself. While these men aid him, Neville becomes convinced that Raby's mistress, the beautiful Margaret Rivers, is a demon whose only purpose is to tempt him away from God's word. The only problem for Neville, is that Margaret is pregnant with his child ...'

Source: Author's website saradouglass.com (Sighted 14/04/10)

1 11 y separately published work icon Ashling Isobelle Carmody , New York (City) : Tor , 2001 Z163698 1995 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Reminiscent of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover novels, Obernewtyn introduced Isobelle Carmody as a writer to watch and began a series of novels to entice and enthrall readers of all ages. The Farseekers continued the saga of Obernewtyn and its band of Misfits, children outcast from society because of their psychic abilities–and the story of their heroic leaders, Elspeth Gordie, who alone carried the fate of the world on her shoulders.

Elspeth’s adventures continue as she tries to seal an alliance between the secret Misfit community at Obernewtyn and the rebel forces rumored to be hiding in the capital, right under the noses of the dreaded totalitarian Council.

Elspeth travels from the mountains reluctantly, for at any moment the long-awaited summons may come to find and destroy the dormant weaponmachines left by the Beforetimers. Her journey takes her far beyond the borders of the Land, across the sea and into the heart of the mysterious desert region of Sador. Here she discovers that she cannot destroy the weaponmachines alone–she needs the help of the Sadorians. But before her dark quest can begin, Elspeth must learn the truth of her dreams: she must understand why the Beforetimers destroyed their world . . . .' (Publication summary)

1 16 y separately published work icon The Farseekers Isobelle Carmody , New York (City) : Tor , 2000 Z461690 1990 single work novel young adult fantasy

'In the two years since its takeover of Obernewtyn, the secret community of Misfits has flourished. Protected by their remoteness, Elspeth Gordie and her allies have worked hard to develop their forbidden mental abilities—all in preparation for their inevitable confrontation with the totalitarian Council. And though their training is far from complete, the Misfits can no longer stay hidden when they learn of the existence of a new Talent—one whose power may eclipse anything they have seen before.' (Publication summary)

3 13 y separately published work icon Obernewtyn Isobelle Carmody , New York (City) : Tor , 1999 Z301844 1987 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Elspeth is one of a new breed born into a world recovering from widespread destruction. The ruling council will tolerate no opposition. Elspeth must hide her telepathic powers in order to survive. In the mountain orphanage of Obernewtyn, Elspeth meets others with similar powers and together they confront the evil hidden there.' (Source: Trove)

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