Gods' Concubine

Gods' Concubine

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From ancient Greece, led by Brutus, holder of the bands of gold that wield the magic of the Gods, the remnants of Troy are drawn to Albion. Landing on the shores of the land that became Britain, they began to construct a new labyrinth, a place of magic that will bring unimaginable power to those who can control it. But the temptress who lured Brutus and his people seeks to use him for her own purposes. In that she fails, for it is the bride of Brutus who dooms the completion of the Labyrinth and sends all the players in this drama into a bell of death and rebirth, until the Labyrinth is completed and the ancient magic is set free. A thousand years pass. Cathedrals rise, hymns to saints replace odes to Celtic and Greek gods. But the old magic is not yet finished with the players. New faces, new bodies, but old souls. And not all who have come back remember their part in this drama. There are kings and princes, deadly court intrigues, and a warrior across the sea who waits for his opportunity to finish what was started centuries before.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 557 pages
  • 161 x 239.3 x 44.2mm | 879.98g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765305410
  • 9780765305411

About Sara Douglass

Sara Douglass was born in Penola, a small farming settlement in the south of Australia, in 1957. She spent her early years chasing (and being chased by) sheep and collecting snakes before her parents transported her to the city of Adelaideand the more genteel surroundings of Methodist Ladies College. Having graduated, Sara then became a nurse on her parents' urging (it was both feminine and genteel) and spent seventeen years planning and then effecting her escape. That escape came in the form of a Ph.D. in early modern English history. Sara and nursing finally parted company after a lengthy time of bare tolerance, and she took up a position as senior lecturer in medieval European history at the Bendigo campus of the Victorian University of La Trobe. Finding the departmental politics of academic life as intolerable as the emotional rigours of nursing, Sara needed to find another escape. This took the form of one of Sara's childhood loves - books and writing. Spending some years practising writing novels, HarperCollins Australia picked up one of Sara's novels, "BattleAxe" (published in North America as "The Wayfarer Redemption"), the first in the Tencendor series, and chose it as the lead book in their new fantasy line with immediate success. Since 1995 Sara has become Australia's leading fantasy author and one of its top novelists. Her books are now sold around the world.show more

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"This is a rich and complex novel full of rich and complex characters."--"Chronicle" on "Gods' Concubine" "The admirable Caela makes a beguiling heroine and her visions of London in 1939, on the even of WWII, provide some tantalizing glimpses of what's in store in the projected fourth and final Troy Game volume."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Gods' Concubine"show more

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2 4% (110)
1 1% (29)
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