Darkwitch Rising

Book Three of The Troy Game

The Troy Game (Volume 3 of 4)

Sara Douglass

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Darkwitch Rising is the third title in Sara Douglass's compelling Troy Game series, a riveting historical fantasy series of love and revenge set against the very fabric of time itself.

Britian. An ancient land. Most think they know its history. But few suspect and fewer still know the truth.

For back in the mists of time came Brutus, last of the Trojan kings, who was armed with the knowledge of how to construct a magical Labyrinth that could rival the might of the gods. He was drawn to this place by the alluring sorceress Genvissa and together they almost succeeded in creating the Labyrinth. But in the end they were thwarted by Brutus's wife Cornelia, who understood the danger to the land. Her actions however trapped them all into a endless cycle of death and rebirth until the magic of the Labyrinth is completed.

Ages pass. Time and again the players have come close to victory but each time there is a new wrinkle to stay the fulfillment of power.

The Now that these soul travelers arrive in is a most unique one. The English are at war, not with a foreign power but amongst themselves; a mighty Civil War that threatens to destroy a nation. A great pestilence is upon the land and the newly restored Charles II sits upon the throne trying to hold chaos at bay...and he is one of the major players in this drama.

And he is not alone.

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"Combining history, myth and fantasy, Sara Douglass introduces her new Troy Game series with the first book Hades' Daughter...Ms. Douglass recreates the Aegean world and a Pre-Celtic England in a sweeping epic that grabs your attention at the first page."--Romantic Times BookClub (4 ½ stars) on Hades' Daughter (Book One of the Troy Game series)

"There is sex and violence aplenty...the taste for this mythic fantasy saga must be acquired, but acquirers will relish it keenly."--Booklist on Hades' Daughter (Book One of the Troy Game series)

"An ambitious fantasy series."--Publisher's Weekly on God's Concubine (Book Two of the Troy Game series)

"A rich and complex novel full of rich and complex characters."--SF Chronicle on God's Concubine (Book Two of the Troy Game series)

"The prolix third book in Australian author Douglass's Troy Game historical fantasy saga (after 2004's God's Concubine) exhibits the same powerful imagination as its predecessors...[and is] enriched by the author's historical and folkloric expertise."--Publishers Weekly on Darkwitch Rising

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Sara Douglass

Sara Douglass was born in Penola, a small farming settlement in the south of Australia. She has a Ph.D. in Early Modern English History. Since 1995 Sara has been Australia's leading author of fantasy and one of its top novelists. She lives in Tasmania.

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Darkwitch Rising
Book Three of The Troy Game
Sara Douglass

Mass Market Paperbound

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
December 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765344441
ISBN10: 0765344440
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 768 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429911665
ISBN10: 1429911662
608 pages
$7.99
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