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Fantasy
  • Author:
    Sara Douglass
  • ISBN:
    0765305402
  • ISBN13:
    978-0765305404
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  • Publisher:
    Tor Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    592 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Fantasy
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    4.5
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Hades& Daughter: Book One of the Troy Game Douglass Sara Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS 9780765344427 : The Troy Game, Book I Hades’ Daughter Ancient Greece is a place where mortals are th.

HADES' DAUGHTER: Vol. I, the Troy Game. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus This took the form of one of Sara's childhood loves - books and writing. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. 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.

Hades' Daughter: Book One of The Troy Game. Hades' Daughter - Sara Douglass. Ancient Greece: A place where the gods hold mortal life cheap, mere playthings to amuse, delight, and abuse at their will. But those puny mortals are not wholly devoid of power and at the core of their fabulous city-states lies the Labyrinth, where they can shape the powers of the heavens to their own design. Prologue: Catastrophe.

HadesТ Daughter Book One of the Troy Game Sara Douglass

HadesТ Daughter Book One of the Troy Game Sara Douglass. During the late Bronze Age, well over a millennium before the birth of C the Minoan king on Crete held the Athenian king to ransom. Every nine the Athenian king sent as tribute seven male youths and a like numb female virgins, the cream of Athenian society, to Knossos on Crete. On< Crete the Athenian youths were fed into the dark heart of the gigantic rinth, there to die at the hands of the dreaded Minotaur Asterion, unnj son of the Minoan king's wife and a bull. One year the Athenian king sent his own son Theseus as part of the.

Home Sara Douglass Hades' Daughter. The midwives had selected their knife now, and one of them, a woman called Meriam, had drawn out a whetstone and was sharpening the blade with long, deliberate strokes. The frightful sound of metal against stone grated about the chamber, and Ariadne’s eyes glinted. She spoke, very low and very fast, and the Crone gave a great gasp and stood back.

Hades' Daughter: Book On. .has been added to your Cart. Her beloved series include Wayfarer Redemption (including the award winning Enchanter and Starman), The Troy Game (beginning with Hades’ Daughter) and Crucible (with award winner The Wounded Hawk). Her standalone novels include Beyond the Hanging Wall and Threshold. Series: The Troy Game (Book 1).

Black & White Illustrations. Her books are now sold around the world. Country of Publication. Trade Paperback (US),Unsewn, Adhesive Bound. Sara Douglass was born in Penola, a small farming settlement in the south of Australia, in 1957. Science Fiction & Fantasy. ST. Martins Press-3pl.

The Troy Game, Book I Hades' Daughter Ancient Greece is a place where mortals are the playthings of the gods―but at the .

The Troy Game, Book I Hades' Daughter Ancient Greece is a place where mortals are the playthings of the gods―but at the core of each mortal city-state is a Labyrinth.

Ancient Greece: A place where the gods hold mortal life cheap, mere playthings to amuse, delight, and abuse at their will. But those puny mortals are not wholly devoid of power and at the core of their fabulous city-states lies the Labyrinth, where they can shape the powers of the heavens to their own design. When Theseus entered the Labyrinth and came away with the prize of freedom and his beloved Adrianne, Mistress of the Labyrinth, his future seemed assured... Until he abandoned her for the unforgivable sin of bearing him only a daughter, and the world seemed to change. From that day forward, all the Labyrinths in the ancient world started to decay. It slowly became clear that power was fading from the city-states.Was it the natural decline that comes to all cultures or was it because the power of the Labyrinth had been corrupted by a woman spurned?A hundred years pass--Troy has fallen and the Trojans are a scattered and humbled people. The warrior Brutus is of the line of kings and gods. He wears the golden kingship bands of Troy proudly--but they are his only mementos of a former glory, for he is a man without a country and is left little else but pride and a memory of the latent power that he could wield if but given a chance. When he receives a god-sent vision of a distant shore where he can rebuild the ancient kingdom, he will move heaven and earth to reach his destiny.Ever eastward he is drawn, to a lovely and mystical green land that offers him a haven--and a dream of power and conquest. Nothing will deter him... not even the entreaties of the young princess whom he took as his wife and bedded against her will. First her hatred--and now her love--torment and bind him. She is the only one who realizes the danger he is stepping into, and she will do anything to save him... and his son, whom she carries in her womb.For in the mists of Albion there lies a woman of power--a woman who has used her siren call to cloud Brutus's mind and has her own reasons for luring the warrior to these lush shores.... She is the long-descended granddaughter of Adrianne, and she has in her heart a hatred that has been passed down for generations. Her plans for Brutus will enact a revenge that could destroy the gods themselves.s20If Brutus makes the journey successfully, it will be the next step in the Game of the Labyrinth and might start a complicated contest of wills that could span centuries....

Reggy
Ummm... Where to begin? I listened to the Audio version of Hades' daughter and admit I found it very disappointing, so much so, that I couldn't finish it. Here's the story: Brutus, an heir to the Trojan empire becomes the unwitting pawn of a power play between an evil sorceress and her deformed incestuous brother. Chaos, mayhem and carnage ensue. If you're like me, this sounds like a typical fantasy/sci-fi plot, and you might enjoy it. Well, I didn't... Here's why:
Douglass' writing style is not for everyone. She skips around quite a bit and tells the story from so many different characters perspective at times it becomes tedious, and some plot threads seem to go nowhere. Many of the characters the reader is supposed to sympathize with are so vile it was difficult to for me to care about. An example: Brutus, the main male character brutally rapes the lead female character in one scene and is unrepentantly emotionally and sexually abusive to her throughout the story. (And this is the good guy!) Feh.
The lead female character, Cornelia spends half the remainder of the novel trying to 'appease' Brutus, when she should be kicking his sorry you-know-what to the curb. The ongoing rivalry between The sister/brother sorcerers, just had me sighing. (I would hope that if I keep getting re-incarnated that it won't be to duke it out with my sister in the next life).
I really had to give up on this book halfway through. I couldn't handle the rape/sex scenes, and the constant degradation of the heroine, who kept trying to 'appease' her sicko hubbie. I really would've liked to have cared about one of these characters but I just couldn't. This novel sets historical fantasy back decades.
Alsantrius
This is the story of a woman scorned, and the terrible power she unleashes to hurt the one who scorned her.

The game is an eternal safe guard to all the Aegean cities. It involves a dance that gathers evil and a dance that traps it. By killing this game one woman unleashed all that evil upon the world. The great Aegean cities die, and the once proud people of Troy are gathered as slaves.

But all this changes with Brutus. He is the last of the men on earth who can control and make the game, a Kingman. Together with the mistress of the labyrinth he can make any land safe and prosperous. And he is called to do so by a woman from a far away land...

This is a ok book, even if it does have its fault. The game is hard to understand, the characters are wholly unlikable (but they have to be if you want them to remain compelling and change during the next books) and the feminist/land mystical connection is a little much, even to a female pagan. Cornelia falling for Brutus because while raping her he managed to give her pleasur is not only laughable it's offensive. But still, this is one interesting book, and I will rate it four stars and head on the next book.

Three months later-in retrospect I don't think I like this series very much. It's not very well written, it has no likeable charecters and a lot of the actions are brutaly offensive. Faced with the forth book recently published I find I've just lost intrest. In retrospect I think I find Sara Douglass's writing to be very dark and depressing and gloomy-but not always in a way that works. I wouldn't advise reading her stuff, excepting Threshold, unless you can work a two week depresion into your life.
Yannara
This is the first Sara Douglass book I've read, and I instantly fell in love. I've been reading this like crazy. It's a page turner. Not so much Greek mythology as I thought it would have, but good none the less. Sara Douglass is a wonderful writer, making interesting characters, romantic tangles, a gripping story, twists and turns... even worlds of her own!
I made the mistake of looking through the Wayfarer Redemption and now I can't put that one down either!
Read it! You won't be disappointed.
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Goldenfang
This author really knows how to weave a riveting story! She clearly has a vast working knowledge of ancient European history and she brings it to life through well known (loved and hated) figures in history. The epic weaving of tangled lives and events that keep them connected over successive lifetimes. Fascinating and causes one to consider what we know about history with a bit of a different perspective. This is the third time I have read the series! And I own and have read all of her other books!
Butius
A great blend of ancient mythologies, both ancient Greek and Celtic, originating in Troy. The story is well written and will appeal to Fantasy Sci-Fi readers. As with many novels, the characters will frustrate you, but you watch them grow and evolve as the story absorbs you. Sara Douglass has a way of spinning a tale.
Monam
This book was not as terrible as people try to say. If you like to read, then this is one more good book to relax your mind.
I had started book two of the series so needed this one to read first so the second one would make sense. It came in a timely manner and was in good condition.