The story focuses on Axis, Battleaxe of the Axe Wielders and son of the fearful Seneschal who have taken over the land of Tencendor. As part of the prophecy, Axis must discover his true origins and unite the divided lands to defeat the great evil threatening to consume the world in cold and darkness.
It is a story of love, magic, family and betrayal, and does become quite dark (and graphic) in places but is a work of art that is followed by another trilogy called ‘The Wayfarer Redemption’. The six books that make up this complete series are quite possibly my absolute favourite books of all time.
If you are a fan of fantasy fiction, and great writing, then I highly recommend you take a look at the novels of Sara Douglass. She will be missed.
Emma J. James