About this Item: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2009. It was painful for me to re I first read Australian author Sara Douglass's Wayfarer Redemption series or, in the original publication run, the Axis trilogy in high school and quickly became a fan. I read Citadel in bits and pieces, with other -- non-reading -- activities in between. Pages and cover are clean and intact. I had no knowledge of this when I started reading this series, but was not disappointed in the slightest for not having read the other books and knowing the back story of them.
Then the enchanted world Tencendor ended and Douglass moved on to other stories, other worlds. A fantastic read x I kind of wanted to dropkick Maxel for most of this. Yet despite their best efforts, the Dark God Kanubai has risen. The plot is standard Douglass: a powerful and scheming god-like powerful evil is trying to conquer the world but is held back by people Maximilian and Ishbel that it referred to as The One knows can do it harm and therefore must find a way to eliminating them. The story continues with characters Axis, Maxis, and several names beginning with I that this reviewer struggled to distinguish between.
All in all though the series continues to fall flat - the plot seems to consist of the good guys trying to get their love triangles sorted before the badguy initiates his sinister plans I may have summarised epic fantasy plots all over And dare I criticise the humour inserted into this book like a 3rd encounter butt-probe? Josia escaped to the Twisted Tower. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. While it is kind of interesting to see more of the character, the series would have been much stronger if the DarkGlass Mountain characters took the spotlight completely rather than sharing it with Axis characters. From a purely technical point of view, Sara Douglass is an excellent writer and skillfully juggles a great many character's points of view throughout the story. While the trio struggles to keep its armies and alliances alive, the SunSoars have their own challenges, including the chance to rejoin the magical Star Dance at long last, and the appearance of the Lealfast, long-lost kin to the Icarii.
Rapidly growing tired of starched veils, mitred corners and irascible anaesthetists, she worked her way through three degrees at the University of Adelaide, culminating in a PhD in early modern English history. And as tensions rise between the two races, Axis SunSoar revives his elite Strike Force in a desperate bid to stop the darkness. Their relationship is strained because Ishbel lies about who and what she is and Max does not tell the entire truth about himself either, for he is actually the Lord of Elcho Falling, the decendent of a the line of magicians that saved the world by locking Kanubai chaos way for eternity. Mostly it's that he's just not as exciting as he used to be I really just don't care what he's thinking about StarDrifter on the other hand really want to be in his head. It was glossed over but it let me know that the author was well aware of the hole in the story. Whereas the first book introduced the characters and followed the path of Axis and Faraday as they discovered their predestined futures and the emotional toll at having their lives planned before them, so did The Serpent Bride but of Maxel and Ishbel instead. To get a solid background on the characters -- rather than the quite effective back-story references -- there are at least three other books that you should read.
Douglass other series, the Wayfarer Redemption, and two stand-alone novels, Beyond the Hanging Wall and Threshold, and combines them into one story. Three new heroes have stepped forward: Ishbel Brunelle, priestess of the Serpent Coil; Isaiah, the Tyrant of Isembaard; and Maximillian, the Lord of Elcho Falling. Just when you are sure that Soandso is one type person, they turn into someone completely different. It would not be long. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.
Three of her novels won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy and many were shortlisted. There was a lot of talk and interpersonal drama, but the overall conflict only moved forward a few paces. But a few Sunsoars still remain, and a new foe walks the world. I also like where I think the story is headed, which bodes well for the final book, The Infinity Gate. It would make a lot more sense if you had read book one of Darkglass Mountain. It does not find the second book in the PissWeakly list.
Summary Tencendor is no more. But a few SunSoars remain, and a new foe walks the world. While the trio struggles to keep its armies and alliances alive, the SunSoars have their own challenges, including the chance to rejoin the magical Star Dance at long last, and the appearance of the Lealfast, long-lost kin to the Icarii. Choices are offered and either refused or taken. This book reminded me of why I originally became a Douglass fan. So, why the three stars? The Twisted Citadel was extremely slow. Unfortunately, I thought the strategy in Twisted Citadel was very poorly executed.
She is left in the house to die, but is rescued by a kind soul who takes her to the Serpent's Nest where she is trained as an archpriestess of the Order of the Coil, a religious group who worships the Great Serpent the god of light or the god of water -- I can't remember which one it is. As the trio struggle to keep their supporters and alliances alive, the Sunsoars have their own challenges! In a time of magic and danger, three new heroes have stepped forward—Ishbel Brunelle, priestess of the Serpent Coil; Isaiah, the Tyrant of Isembaard; and Maximilian, the Lord of Elcho Falling. The Lealfast and the Icarii may be friends. Via The Obsessive Bookseller at Other books you might like: My feelings about this book are about the same as those I had for The Serpent Bride. The balance of this book and series so far blows me away. About this Item: Harper Voyager. Yet despite their best efforts, the Dark God Kanubai has risen.
Like the rest of Douglass' works, there is horror, pain, love, passion, fear, jealousy, beauty and plenty of suspense to keep you reading for hours. The Twisted Citadel could be read alone -- and enjoyed. I think that if I had known more about these characters from the first book, this one might have been a little easier going. The next novel of her that I picked up was The Troy Game, which I absolutely hated. In a time of magic and danger, three new heroes have stepped forward—Ishbel Brunelle, priestess of the Serpent Coil; Isaiah, the Tyrant of Isembaard; and Maximilian, the Lord of Elcho Falling. What I love about this series is that it has not been as predictable as The Axis Trilogy became. She attended Annesley College, in Wayville, a suburb of Adelaide.