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by Sara Douglass

  • Author: Sara Douglass
  • ISBN: 0732257492
  • ISBN13: 978-0732257491
  • ePub: 1443 kb | FB2: 1610 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd (January 29, 1997)
  • Pages: 560
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 538
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Threshold ePub download

Praise for Sara Douglass’ Axis Trilogy. Books by Sara Douglass.

Praise for Sara Douglass’ Axis Trilogy. 1. VILAND is a cold, brutal place, yet I grew there and loved it as much as it would allow. Cruel seas batter rocky harbours through winters that last a good nine months of the year, months when all crowd about fires amid the cheerful belchings of onion and ale fumes, and tell endless stories of adventure at the end of the harpoon

Sara Douglass was born in Penola, a small farming settlement in the south of Australia, in 1957. This took the form of one of Sara's childhood loves - books and writing.

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. 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.

Sara Warneke (2 June 1957 – 27 September 2011), better known by her pen name Sara Douglass, was an Australian fantasy writer who lived in Hobart, Tasmania. She was a recipient of the Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel

Sara Warneke (2 June 1957 – 27 September 2011), better known by her pen name Sara Douglass, was an Australian fantasy writer who lived in Hobart, Tasmania. She was a recipient of the Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel. A great-granddaughter of psychic Robert James Lees, Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia. She attended Annesley College, in Wayville, a suburb of Adelaide.

Today Chad-Nezzar, the majority of his court, most of the nobles, all of the Magi and thousands of spectators were due to arrive from Setkoth. shold, dreaded that day when it would flood with power. But I also dreaded its completion because that would trigger Yaqob’s revolt.

Threshold by Sara Douglass is a really wonderful epic fantasy, with incredible world building, well crafted characters, adventure, magic, drama, good vs evil, pyramids, slaves, Magi, danger, and a completely intriguing storyline. One of my favourites of Ms. Douglass’ work. Aug 09, 2019 Jen Macpherson rated it it was amazing. Sara reached out to the universe and created a story of epic fantasy with Threshold.

Read Threshold, by Sara Douglass online on Bookmate – A shadow is looming over the great hot southern land of Ashdod. It is the shadow of threshold, the pyramid that the Magi of Agi are building to. A shadow is looming over the great hot southern land of Ashdod. It is the shadow of threshold, the pyramid that the Magi of Agi are building to propel them into Infinity. But something is waiting in Infinity. Waiting for the final glass to be laid, waiting for the capstone to be cemented in blood, waiting to use threshold to step from Infinity into Ashdod! thousands of slaves have been drafted into the construction of threshold.

Redirected from Threshold (Sara Douglass novel)). Threshold is a 1997 fantasy novel by South Australian author Sara Douglass. The novel forms a prequel to Douglass's 'Darkglass Mountain' trilogy. Set in the Egypt-like kingdom of Ashdod and primarily narrated by the glass-working slave Tirzah, the novel takes place during the final stages of the construction of the titular Threshold, an enormous glass-clad pyramid

Over the hot southern land of Ashdod looms the shadow of Threshold, the pyramid which the Magi of Ashdod are building to propel themselves into Infinity.

The third book of The Crucible, an exciting new historical fantasy from the author of the popular Axis Trilogy. The crises enveloping Europe begin to alter the mentality of the world. People are no longer content with their lot in life; they have grown ambitious and disruptive. Over the hot southern land of Ashdod looms the shadow of Threshold, the pyramid which the Magi of Ashdod are building to propel themselves into Infinity. Over the years, thousands of slaves have given their lives to the construction of Threshold.

Sara Douglass - For the English actress, see Sarah Douglas

Sara Douglass - For the English actress, see Sarah Douglas. Wayfarer Redemption - is a series of books by fantasy author Sara Douglass.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Over the hot southern land of Ashdod looms the shadow of Threshold, a massive pyramid which the Magi of Ashdod are building to propel themselves into Infinity, a plane of existence that holds the promise of technological magics and supposedly unimaginable power. For decades, thousands of slaves have lost their lives in the construction of this edifice.

Tirzah, a female glass worker, is forced into slavery, and transported to the southern realm of Ashdod, an area dominated by mathmatician-magicians called the Magi. When the Magi start building a special type of pyramid called Threshold, they unwittingly unleash a dark and malignant power.
Darkshaper
Sara Douglass has crafted an arresting tale, which succeeds for the most part. The premise of a magical pyramid bridging to Infinity is brilliantly executed, especially with frightening warnings of something dark and *wrong* coming through from the other side. The first half can get slow in places, but later Douglass's storytelling shines bright when depicting the horrors of the pyramid itself and what it unleashes. There are also some excellent, deeply tender and emotional moments between the protagonist, Tirzah, and various other characters.

Others have pointed out the issues of an abusive relationship that quickly gives way to unhindered devotion, but since Threshold itself influenced the abusive character toward their darker side, I found it easier to accept than other people did. Once or twice Tirzah becomes too weepy and passive when I wanted to see her take charge (as much as she can while being a slave). And while the climax is remarkably well done and satisfying, the denouement seems too abrupt and focused on tying up the plot, but not the relationship between her and this character.

Overall, Douglass has crafted a solid novel that grabbed my imagination and kept me interested. Despite its minor issues, it certainly takes your imagination for quite a ride.
Samowar
I thought I probably wouldn't like this book. I mean, all the reviews said it had a lot to do with math and numbers and that just made it sound boring. But, if you had that same concern relax, this book has very little to do with numbers. If you know what a prime number is you'll be fine and you may even feel a little superior because the author of this book doesn't appear to know that 2 is also a prime number.

Elementals are a group of people who can hear the elements speak in things. They tend to be craftsmen, because they can talk to glass and pottery and gems. But they and their mysterious religion of the gentle beings that live in the place beyond has been mostly whipped out. In the land of Ashdod this religion has been all but banned and replaced with the worship of numbers and mathematical formulas, mostly that of the number one which is seen as perfect. And so, the priests of the One have been building a giant temple to the One for two hundred years, a pyramid covered in glass. Work on this used to be voluntary but now they use slaves.

This is where Tirzah comes in. She's from the north, sold into slavery with her father when they fall into debt. They both make glass, but Tirzah, though only 19 years old, can cage, which is the most difficult part of glass carving. They are sent to work on Threshold, which is the giant temple/pyramid. But there Tirzah discovers that other people can also hear glass speak, and that there is something wrong with Threshold. The glass inside screams for help, and not even the gentle beings from the place beyond know why.

Somehow something evil is coming through threshold, and the only hope for the land is Boaz, a priest of the One, who hates his one gentle side but appears to be an elemental as well. Strangely and beautifully, Tirzah must make this man into someone who will act to save the world.

This is a great story, and a great book about the redeeming power of love. When you finish it you'll find yourself whispering for days: hold me, sooth me, touch me, love me. I disagree with the reviews that say this book is a feminist's worst nightmare, this is a book about never forgetting that everyone can change and love can conquer all, if you nurture it. It does appear that Sara Douglass almost always has an abusive relationship in her books that is blindly ignored-and then somehow fixed but not in a way that always seems healthy, so maybe she has some issues there to work out in her own life. This book though, does do better in the fixing of the abuse than her other novels (Ie "Hades' Daughter.")

Unlike in her other books (all I've read) the darkness and kind of gloomy setting that permeates this book works for Sara Douglass. Be warned-in her other books it doesn't and so they can be not only depressing but actually manage to drain you of life. I don't know what it is, but I havn't really found, with some time to put distance between me and them, reading her other books to be a good experience for me.

Five stars. I liked this better than any of the Troy Game books.
Zyangup
Sara Douglass always writes great stories with fascinating characters. I highly recommend her books!
Thozius
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Bedy
I love every thing about the way Sara Douglass writes. The world's, the characters, the battles are all so real and covered in mystery and magic.
Clodebd
I enjoyed this book, but it was not my favourite of Sara Douglass'. I really liked The Troy Game, especially the second book in the series. This book started better than it ended, though. I felt it got a little dull more than half the way through, and I wasn't so keen on the ending. I think it didn't completely live up to my expectations because the last part of the book wasn't quite as strong, in my opinion. The first half was very engaging. Still a good read.
Dori
I would recommend this book to any Sara Douglass fan. It's my favorite book of all time, I've read it three times! The characters are well developed and easy to get attached to, and the story is intriguing and original. So, of course, I gave it five stars.
Up to her usual standard. Good pace and character development. I think the back grounding is a good idea but I would not like to see the series get too sidetracked.
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