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Darkwitch Rising

Darkwitch Rising

Book Three of The Troy Game

The Troy Game (Volume 3)

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 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.

Praise for Darkwitch Rising

“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 Book Club (4 ½ stars) on Hades' Daughter

“A powerful but despairing struggle, doom on a grand scale, with mostly unlikeable characters doing despicable deeds, but Douglass creates a memorable maze of events that somehow simultaneously repels and fascinates.” —Locus on Hades' Daughter

“A soap opera for the ancient world.” —Kirkus Reviews on Hades' Daughter

“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

“An ambitious fantasy series.” —Publisher's Weekly on God's Concubine

“A rich and complex novel full of rich and complex characters.” —SF Chronicle on God's Concubine

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Sara Douglass

Sara Douglass (1957-2011) was Australia’s leading fantasy author and one of its top novelists, earning two Aurealis Awards. Her beloved series include Wayfarer Redemption (including the award winning Enchanter and Starman), The Troy Game (beginning with Hades’ Daughter) and Crucible (with award winner The Wounded Hawk). Her standalone novels include Beyond the Hanging Wall and Threshold.

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