Caelum SunSoar has succeeded Axis as supreme ruler of Tencendor, but simmering tensions threaten to tear his country apart.
Acharites are deeply unhappy with their place in the new order and want Zared, son of Rivhak and Magariz, to reclaim their realm. Caelum strongly opposes any resurrection of the troublesome Achar throne and is preparing to fight it when a brutal murder occurs, unleashing mayhem among his family.
Chief suspect is Drago SunSoar. Divested of his Icarii powers as a babe, Drago has harboured a life-long resentment of Caelum and yearns to dispossess his brother of his birthright.
Caelum's troubles seem overwhelming. Then they are completely eclipsed by news of abominable forces from beyond the Star Gate that threaten to wreak destruction on a divided Tencendor.
Sara Douglass (1957-2011) was born in Penola, South Australia. She spent her early working life as a nurse before completing three degrees at the University of Adelaide. After receiving a PhD in Early Modern English history, Sara worked as a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at La Trobe University, Bendigo. She left the University to start her own business in 2000.
Sara’s first novel, BattleAxe, was published in 1995. Three of her novels were winners of the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy.
Sara lived in Hobart, Tasmania.