The Wayfarer Redemption
One young woman, Faraday, betrothed of Duke Borneheld, learns that all she has been told about her people's history is untrue. Her land lies in the grip of a millennia-old prophecy pronounced by the Forbidden Ones. Gorgrael, the ice-lord drives down with his demonic frozen army and the ancient forbidden threaten to once more bring her people under their tyrannical rule. While fleeing to safety from the dangerous land, Faraday rides with Axis, legendary leader of the Axe-Wielders-and hated half-brother of Borneheld. Faraday secretly loves Axis, though it woud be death to admit it. She embarks on a journey in search of the true nature of her people which will change her life forever.
- Paperback | 659 pages
- 106.68 x 167.64 x 38.1mm | 294.83g
- 17 Sep 2001
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
Back cover copy
For a thousand years the Acharites have lived prosperous lives, protected by vast and insurmountable mountains and the powerful Seneschal, guardians of the mysterious Way of the Plow and intermediaries with the great god Artor.But now Achar's security is threatened as a millennia-old prophecy predicting the return of the Forbidden Ones flares into life. An unnatural winter grips the land as the Ice Lord Gorgrael moves his armies of demonic wraiths and Ice Worms south. Achar crumbles under Gorgrael's murderous onslaught: it seems that no one can stop him.Faraday, betrothed of Achar's War Lord, Duke Borneheld, is as frightened as everyone else. While fleeing to safety with Axis, legendary leader of the Axe-Wielders and hated half-brother of Borneheld, Faraday learns that all she has been taught about her people's history has been based on lies. Leaving the company of Axis -- a man she secretly loves, although it would mean his death to reveal it -- Faraday embarks on a journey that will forever change both her life and those of her people.The Wayfarer Redemption is the beginning of an epic fantasy about honor, family, and love: of Faraday's fight for one man's love, and their struggles to free the people from the lies that have bound them...and lead them into the truth of the Star Gate.
This is storytelling at its best, with fast-paced action, gritty realism, powerful characters, magic and romance. "Romantic Times BookClub Magazine" Epic storytelling on a par with Terry Goodkind and Robert Jordan. "Library Journal""
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.