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Sara Douglass (1957–2011)

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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 Ph.D. in early modern English history
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Tekijän teokset

The Wayfarer Redemption (1995) 2,323 kappaletta
Enchanter (2003) 1,753 kappaletta
Starman (2003) 1,622 kappaletta
Sinner (1997) 1,176 kappaletta
Pilgrim (1997) 996 kappaletta
Crusader (1999) 909 kappaletta
Hades' Daughter (2002) 857 kappaletta
The Nameless Day (2000) 620 kappaletta
Threshold (1997) 601 kappaletta
The Serpent Bride (2007) 573 kappaletta
Gods' Concubine (2003) 573 kappaletta
Darkwitch Rising (2005) 495 kappaletta
The Wounded Hawk (2002) 434 kappaletta
Beyond the Hanging Wall (1996) 432 kappaletta
Druid's Sword (2006) 412 kappaletta
The Crippled Angel (2001) 387 kappaletta
The Twisted Citadel (2008) 350 kappaletta
The Infinity Gate (2010) 274 kappaletta
The Devil's Diadem (2011) 145 kappaletta
The Betrayal of Arthur (1999) 70 kappaletta
The Wayfarer Redemption, Part 1 (1995) 39 kappaletta
The Wayfarer Redemption, Part 2 (1995) 27 kappaletta
Enchanter, Part 2 (2003) 26 kappaletta
Enchanter, Part 1 (2003) 26 kappaletta
StarMan, Part 1 (2004) 21 kappaletta
StarMan, Part 2 (2004) 18 kappaletta
Sinner - Part 1 (2007) 12 kappaletta
Threshold - Part 1 (2005) 10 kappaletta
The Hall of Lost Footsteps (2011) 9 kappaletta
Threshold - Part 2 (2006) 8 kappaletta
The Wounded Hawk, Part 2 (2009) 5 kappaletta
The Wounded Hawk, Part 1 (2001) 5 kappaletta
The Evil Within 3 kappaletta
Sinner - Part 2 (2008) 3 kappaletta
Crusader, Part 2 (2009) 2 kappaletta
Pilgrim, Part 1 (2009) 1 kappale
The Troy Game 1 kappale
Pilgrim, Part 2 (2009) 1 kappale
Seven Devils 1 kappale
Hades' Daughter 1 kappale
Druid's Sword 1 kappale
Crusader, Part 1 (2009) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Dreaming Down-Under (1998) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Avustaja — 111 kappaletta
The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (1997) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 (2012) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta

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The best part about this series is the first book. It gets off to a good start with some good characters. There's really not much unique here, but it is well written and interesting.
 
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Karlstar | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 17, 2023 |
The Nameless Day is the first volume in Sara Douglass’s trilogy, The Crucible, and what a trilogy it is. Although it may not appeal to all readers, The Crucible is probably the best historical fantasy series I have read in a long time, and unlike other series in this genre you don’t have to plough through double digit numbers of novels to get to the end. However, if you or a member of your family is fainthearted or devoutly Catholic this may not be the book for you considering the shenanigans the religious characters get up to.

The main protagonist is a self-righteous, small-minded, hypocritical man, and although this may make him seem the type of character some readers are unable to relate to it also makes him a more realistic character given the period of time in which the novel is set. Finding someone with his modern liberal views would have been fairly uncommon for this era, but in writing this character the Author manages to make them believable but also one that readers would be drawn to. In their writing of this character the Author has managed to ensure that there is room for development and one that readers will want to see change as they progress through, not only this book but the remaining two in the trilogy. Taking place in an alternate version of fourteenth century Europe, readers will recognise many actual historical figures and, although it could so easily have turned into a book with too many characters to keep track of, the Author weaves historical fact and fiction about them together in a seamless manner giving each their own distinct personality and not leaving the reader the task of having to back track to see where they fit into the plot overall.

Taking the ultimate time long battle of Angels and Demons the Author places this a period of history that was fraught with upheaval. The author incorporates well researched historical elements in their novel and adds enough fantasy to keep the reader from feeling this is just another dry historical work of fiction. Some dates that certain historical figures appear have been slightly adjusted for the sake of the storyline, but this does not take away from the purpose of the book in anyway, and that purpose is to give a great experience to its readers. This book also manages incorporate a little bit of everything that would draw readers to it that may not otherwise pick up a novel in this genre. As I have mentioned there is the history portion, but there are also elements of romance and fantasy, and I was glad to see that the romance was not the kind that would have me laying this book aside in disgust. Added to this there are sections which are definitely dark and sinister which hint back to earlier work in the gothic genre, and the moments of gore and brutality are worthy of even the most celebrated of horror novelists.

The reason for my 4 thumbs review, as opposed to a 5 thumbs that it sounds as if I should have awarded to it is this; by the end of the book there are a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of things remain unsolved. This makes it the kind of book that would not function well as a stand-alone, so if you are going to read it, be prepared to have the remainder of the trilogy on standby. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good all round read, and a series that they can get their teeth into without having to expend vast amounts of time and money to complete it. I will definitely be revisiting the trilogy again and probably on numerous occasions.


Originally reviewed on: http://catesbooknuthut.com/2014/10/13/review-the-nameless-day-the-crucible-1-sar...





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Melline | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 13, 2022 |
Of all the prophecy-based fiction I've read, Sara Douglass is very good at bringing in all the different plot thread in a way that doesn't feel forced, and wrapping up the story neatly and easily.

The moment that I most loved about this book was SpikeFeather's meeting with the Ferryman. His instant sacrifice of himself for the children was a truly good action, not forced or coerced. He immediately became my favourite character in that chapter. (Also, the fact that, even though the Ferryman wasn't asking for anyone to die, SpikeFeather didn't know what would happen to him highlights exactly how straight his moral compass compared to even StarDrifter from the first book. )

I'm not sure how I felt about Azhure stripping DragonStar of his Icarii heritage , but I suppose it was somewhat justified. I can already see how Caelum (sp?) is quickly becoming the spoiled favourite an I can see that leading to issues later if Axis and Azhure don't become better parents.

Overall, this was a great conclusion, and I can't wait to read the next trilogy of books. (Does anyone know a spoiler-free reason why these books are labeled as sci-fi? They seem to be straight-forward high fantasy to me.)
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worddragon | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2022 |
2018 took me into the fantasy genre, and I am a junkie now ! For a better or worse I started searching out older books-this one popped up when I needed an Australian Author .

This story could be classified as an old time Fairy-Tale, or even a Fable. It has a mysterious "witch" a missing prince, a kindly doctor and his handsome son, a King who is questionable, but most important believable world where there is some magic, but that's not the focus.

I fell in love with Sara Douglass -She writes beautiful prose when it's called for and down and dirty nastiness when that is what is called for. I will be reading more of her, sooner rather than later.
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JBroda | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 24, 2021 |

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