Librarian's Closet: Sara Douglass
September isn't just about highlighting how ridiculous censorship is. For me, it's about remembering an author who helped shape my literary pallet. I don't get to read her work as often as I'd like and much of it has been hard to find in the part of the United States I live in. Let's all remember fondly for her spirit.
Sara Douglass (Born: Warneke)
Born: June 2, 1957 in Penola, South Australia
Died: September 27, 2011 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Douglass led a quiet life while working and getting her PhD in early modern English history. She became a lecturer in La Trobe University in Bendigo where she completed her BattleAxe. She kept up a blog about the restoration for her home and garden. Douglass was diagnosed in 2008 with ovarian cancer and underwent treatment. Her condition grew worse in 2010. She died on September 27, 2011 at the age of 54.
The Troy Game Series
A time traveling tale where Greek myths meet Saxon magic. Three people dance at the heart of it all as they have to complete the ritual of the Labyrinth and stop the dark magic of the Minotaur.
This series was what made me fall in love with her writing style to begin with. Plus you combine magic, mythology, violence, Trojans, and the old British tribes together makes it a great series. I'm in the process of rereading it since I managed to find the last book in the series. I was searching for that for ten years.
I haven't gotten the last book in this trilogy but I really like it so far. It's set in a fictional world where primordial magic reigns in one woman's life. She is sent away from everything she has come to know so she can marry nearby royalty with only a warning. Prepare for the Lord of Elcho Falling.
This is very dark and archaic. Makes for a great pallet cleanser when you read a lot of light fluff as your standard.