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Druid's Sword

Book Four of The Troy Game

The Troy Game (Volume 4)

Sara Douglass

Tor Books

1940. The skies above London are filled with German planes on nightly raids, a Blitz that brings a barrage of bombs that pound the city into rubble. Each morning Londoners face the night’s handiwork and though they are presented with the possibility of sudden death, they are determined to fight the evil that threatens to destroy their nation. They struggle to live normal lives amid the terror and chaos.

But is it only Hitler’s Luftwaffe and the Blitz that is responsible for all the death and destruction that the city is facing?

Brutus, the Greek Kingman who brought the bands of power to the isle of Alba millennia ago once again walks the streets of London, this time as an American major. The men and women who are his eternal companions (and sometimes lovers and enemies) have all been reborn in this time and place. They have come together for one last battle to finally complete the magical Labyrinth buried at the heart of the city. Half completed and resonating with an evil power, the Maze calls to them to complete the Game and possibly set all the players free. As Brutus works to find a solution that will end his age-old pain he comes to realize that there is a new power that walks the land. It is strong, hungry, and it has its own agenda.

And by its actions could change the world forever.




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Chapter One
Waterloo Station, London
 
Saturday, 2 September 1939
 
Major? Major? I'm sorry to wake you, sir, but the train has arrived at Waterloo and you'll have to disembark."
 
Jack Skelton jerked too fast from deep sleep into wakefulness, and for several disorienting moments stared into the face of the conductor leaning over him, his mind unable to let go the dream images that skidded through it.
 
Frank Bentley and his insipid wife, Violet. Stella Wentworth, standing beautiful and untouchable under the embankment light. Matilda and Ecub, suburban
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"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 Magazine (4 1/2 stars) on Hades' Daughter

"A rich and complex novel full of rich and complex characters."--SF Chronicle on God's Concubine

"...enriched by the author's historical and folkloric expertise.…"--Publishers Weekly on Darkwitch Rising

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Sara Douglass

  • Sara Douglass was born in South Australia and spent her early working life as a nurse. When she grew tired of mitered corners and starched veils, she worked her way through three degrees at the University of Adelaide, ultimately receiving a PhD in early modern English history. In addition to the Troy Game series Douglass is the author of The Wayfarer Redemption and Crucible series. Australia's most successful fantasy author and multiple Aurealis Award winner, Sara Douglass currently resides in Tasmania, where she enjoys tending her gardens and writing more books.

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