by Sara Douglass
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
558 pages; ISBN: 0312878885
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Already bone wary from battle Axis SunSoar knows his destiny requires he fulfill Wolfstar’s prophecy, but the Icarii patriarch’s words are vague and it is hard to understand what must be done. Axis realizes he needs to fight WolfStar's malevolent half-brother, Gorgrael and sacrifice the evil one’s lover. However who is this woman? Is it Axis’ own wife, the niece of his enemy Gorgrael, a pregnant Azhure carrying sorcery killing twins? Or perhaps Axis’ former lover Faraday is the intended victim? Or is some unknown other female?
At the same time Gorgrael creates deadly gryphons who have seemingly endless litters containing nine puppies and seem constantly pregnant or giving birth. At the rate they multiply, the world is endangered.
Battle is eminent between the forces of Axis and those of Gorgrael. Axis and Gorgrael, prepare for the epic confrontation in different ways.
STARMAN closes out the Wayfarer Redemption sub-trilogy with a solid epic fantasy but not quite on a par with THE WAYFARER REDEMPTION and ENCHANTER novels because the final confrontation seems too brief and Utopian. The story line for the most part is exciting and fast-paced as the forces of good and evil ready for war though mystical pregnancies abound in this plot playing with the hormones of strong individuals. Still fans of the series will relish Sara Douglass’ latest tale and want to read the remaining Tencendor tales; for those who cannot wait for the American release, go to amazon.co.uk to obtain most if not all of the remaining novels not just this sub-trilogy.
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