Darkwitch Rising by Sara Douglass
Book Three of The Troy Game (Troy Game (Tor))

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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.

About Sara Douglass

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Sara Douglass has worked as a nurse and has a Ph.D. in early modern European history. Her first fantasy adventure, The Axis Trilogy, had an overwhelming response from readers (Starman won the 1996 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel). This was followed by the bestselling Wayfarer Redemption Trilogy, and other works of both epic and historical fantasy. Sara lives in an 1880s-era house, Nonsuch, in Hobart, Tasmania.
Published May 1, 2005 by Tor Books. 608 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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, but is not the place to start for newcomers.

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Douglass’s insight into our abilities to change is highlighted through Jane and Noah and Weyland, but also through unchanging Brutus.

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