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Download Enchanter The Axis Trilogy Book ✓ ð The stunning seuel to The Wayfarer RedemptionAxis is a true hero in every sense of the word On his shoulders lies the double burden of prophecy and war Having fulfilled the first part of the prophecy by becoming the StarMan he now must reunite the three races inhabiting his worldIt is hisThe stunning seuel to The Wayfarer RedemptionAxis is a true hero in every sense of the word On his shoulders lies the double burden of prophecy and war Having fulfilled the first part of the prophecy by becoming the StarMan he now must reunite the three races inhabiting his worldIt is his destiny to lead an army against his As I mentioned in my review of the first book in this series I began these books in the 90s I read the first two then waited for the third book to come out Life came along and I never got around to completing the series I decided a while back to complete these types of things that I began in my younger days so while this is a reread I remember almost nothing about it and it feels like a first read to meI now have the hindsight and reading experience to compare this to Jordan Martin and Goodkind all of whom I see reflected in this story This book predates those authors however so I am unsure as to whether this is an influence or simply part of an emerging trend that they all participated inIn any case the protagonist develops into a powerful character much as Rand did in the Wheel of Time Series albeit on a much smaller time scale What took Jordan several books takes this author one or two His decisions reflect ruthlessness and an overwhelming sense of destiny that manifests rather uickly in this plotI thoroughly enjoy these characters even if the pregnancies and affairs do remind me just a little of an episode of Maury Povich I definitely want to start the third installment which I never got around to in the 90s I also learned not necessarily to my dismay that there are now SIX books in this series in order to see what will happen The author leaves a cliffhanger or two that need to be resolvedOverall this has been a good experience for me My theory in embarking on this reading journey was that if I liked it then I will like it now I rate this book four stars instead of 4 and a half since there was a slowdown period mid novel that forced a bit of skimming on my part

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Ane monster bent on destroying all that Axis works to preserve Enchanter is the riveting seuel to Sara Douglass's spell binding first novel The Wayfarer Redemption and winner of the 1996 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel Sara Douglass has taken America by storm with this powerful tale of love prophecy battles and reveng Back for round 2 of my review of this classic ’90s fantasy series In my review of The Wayfarer Redemption I was cheeky but also tried to be serious I didn’t want to be too hard on Sara Douglass because after all the clichés in these books weren’t uite clichés when she was writing At the same time it’s hard to call these books great They‘re good for a certain entertainment value of goodIn this seuel Axis has embraced his heritage as an Icarii Enchanter and plans to reunite Tencendor under his leadership To do this he must deal with his half brother Borneheld while also defending the territory and people under his protection from Gorgrael Oh and he’s still learning magic And he’s in love with two women Fun timesIf anything Enchanter made me think about Douglass’ goals with this series and how she constructs it Maybe it’s because I spent a lot of Sunday morning reading this while listening to the classical radio station but Enchanter really strikes me as embodying the most operatic ualities of high fantasy This is a tragedy in its purest literary form The stakes are high; the sets are big; the characters are larger than life That allows me as the reader to give Douglass leeway with this whole prophecy thing Yes Axis is unlikable and a dick but he’s still a sympathetic character because he’s the protagonist of this tragedy he might save his peoples from the Big Bad but he himself isn’t going to get a personally happy ending in the process The same can be said for Faraday and Azhure and perhaps a handful of supporting characters—the closer you are to the centre of this story to the prophecy the less likely you are to come out of it with anything resembling happinessSimilarly there are no “real” people in this story We speak to precious few people who are not within the inner circles of the plot We speak to very few people who might be considered your average everyperson—it’s like all the extras in this story are far in the background Because the opera doesn’t care about those people; it only wants to give page time to the people whose actions are sustaining the plot prophecy This constraint can make for a very one sided very contrived storyWhy do these stories appeal to us if they are so over the top? Of course no one like Axis or Faraday exists in real life Few people are the same combination of powerful yet petty as Borneheld although you know I can think of a few leaders and billionaires who come close Nevertheless writers turn time and again to these stock characters and their stories because they do appeal to us I think when you remove human agency from parts of the euation it’s like controlling for a variable the writer themselves then has a little freedom to dig into another part of the human condition By wrapping Axis co so tightly in prophecy as to practically smother them Douglass can explore the edge cases of fighting for survival against incredible oddsI guess what I’m trying to say is that if this story were being told by people in fancy costumes singing on a stage I’d be sympathetic to it It’s made for that grand scale With novels I usually yearn for something that has a little humanity to the characters but it’s hard to fault Enchanter for being consistent with the form it’s emulating I’d be a lot harsher if I thought Douglass were actually trying to make her characters real but that’s not what I see hereI’m starting to see now why this particular series from this time period might hold up in the sense of being a good example of the craft I’m still not sure that it holds up as a series that I personally am enjoying readingMy reviews of The Wayfarer Redemption← The Wayfarer Redemption aka Battleaxe | Starman →

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Enchanter The Axis Trilogy #2Evil half brother to regain control of Tencendor once the greatest land in the worldIt is his destiny to be caught between the two women he loves one the epitome of gentility beauty and intelligence the other a fierce warrior with a cunning witAnd it is his destiny to be thwarted at every turn by the vicious Goragel an ins This is book two of the Axis Trilogy and follows the same path as many middle novels in trilogies lots of events but mainly getting all the main players into the right places for the big wrap up in book three In this novel Axis is trying to bring the Prophecy to fruition seeking to unite the Acharites with the Avar and the Icarii against opposition from his half brother Borneheld and ultimately Gorgrael We learn about the mysterious ninth Talon and finally discover Azhure's heritageI've awarded this book three stars because despite its many faults I felt compelled to constantly read just one chapter Douglass whips through events at a mind boggling pace and delivers said events with a smooth narrativeHowever I don't uite know why I wanted to keep reading The book is cliche ridden from the fact that there is a Prophecy guiding the steps of the main protagonists to the Ravensbundmen a nomadic horse tribe with bells chiming in their hair and tattoos covering their facesIn addition to this I also found it hard to like any of the characters Axis is cruel in the manner with which he treats Faraday and I find him a little too smug and arrogant; Faraday is a complete martyr her doormat tendencies at the end of the book make me incredibly frustrated And Azhure Where do we start with her? She is just so AMAZING to the other characters not to me all the time everyone loves her or lusts after her; she is a village girl who ends up being given suads to train and has remarkable leadership ualities; she looks after the supply needs for a garrison of 3000 men All this on top of being remarkably beautiful and perceptive And intelligent And compassionate You get the picture I ended up reading with complete disbelief all the myriad capabilities of this woman and it uickly became very tiredOn the plus side Douglass does well with her character development even the secondary characters are fleshed out and given strong visual descriptions at the very least while some of them are almost as memorable as the main characters The only area where she fails in this is the SunSoar family and their attendants and how I still hate the cutesy manner in which Douglass names the Icarii with all those random capital letters I find most of the Icarii completely interchangeable only StarDrifter stands out properly from the rest but this is possibly due to revulsion after he vowed he would woo his grand daughter that is just too disturbingMy final negative point concerns the fact hat everything seems to come too easily to these characters they have a lot of moments where they make bizarre leaps of logic to serve the plot There are a progression of events that lead me to exclaim in disgust Axis needs everyone to hear the Prophecy so it is made magically memorable; Axis needs food at Sigholt for his new army so the lake miraculously makes vegetables grow uicker The Icarii are accepted by the Acharites despite eons of hate and enmity Both the Icarii and Acharites just accept Axis' leadership once Borneheld is out of the way It leads me to the point where I feel little tension or fear for the charactersTo summarise this book left me thinking 'beige' I read it uickly enough but there was enough to feel exasperated by that I don't rate this trilogy as a must read for anyone