Search Results: "Sara Douglass"


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SARA by Yasser S. Hassan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scintillating tale that ends just as it gets going."
The government's leading telepath, John Doe, has a new Black Ops assignment: help mentor a beautiful test-tube woman whose powers exceed his. Read full book review >

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STARMAN by Sara Douglass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fan fodder but heartfelt."
Third entry in the Wayfarer Redemption sextet and final entry in the Axis subtrilogy that opens the sextet, pointing to a new central character for the final three volumes. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE HANGING WALL by Sara Douglass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Serviceable prose, and a young protagonist who's refreshingly unmannered: overall, a smoothly crafted if not highly original fantasy."
Stand-alone fantasy, first published in 1996 in the author's native Australia (Hades' Daughter, 2003). Read full book review >

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HADES’ DAUGHTER by Sara Douglass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A soap opera of the ancient world, for good and for bad."
Those old Greek myths covered a lot of territory, but there was just so much space left to fill that it's surprising more authors haven't taken the chance to do so. Read full book review >

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THE WAYFARER REDEMPTION by Sara Douglass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"The problem is the usual one: you're not just picking up a book, but (here, so we're informed) a six-volume series."
Yet another multivolume fantasy saga gets under way; this one first appeared in 1995 in the author's native Australia. Read full book review >

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THE CRIPPLED ANGEL by Sara Douglass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Outstanding finale to a brilliant series."
Triumphant conclusion to The Crucible historical fantasy trilogy (The Nameless Day, 2005, etc.) in which 14th-century Europeans struggle to secure the right of free will from the angelic and demonic forces that battle for their souls. Read full book review >

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THRESHOLD by Sara Douglass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Formulaic, but Douglass brings many original touches to the telling, effectively using vivid imagery to flesh out her exotic setting: a strong romantic plot in an unusual fantasy setting."
Stand-alone fantasy-romance in a quasi-Egyptian setting. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTER by Sara Douglass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"So Douglass holds her own as her characters deepen inventively."
Second installment in The Wayfarer Redemption series begun with Battleaxe (2001), by Australian fantasist Douglass, whose third volume, Starman, and three others are already available from HarperCollins of Australia. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS by Walter Dean Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A posthumous title of distinction from the multiaward-winning novelist, biographer, historian, and third National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
From slavery to anti-slavery activist—a life honored and remembered. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 2010

"An important resource, despite flaws. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Adler reports the life and times of the noted abolitionist in an attractive volume following an earlier treatment for younger readers (A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass, illustrated by Samuel Byrd, 1993). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"They certainly deserve better than this. (bibliography, index, notes) (Biography. 12+)"
A deeply flawed biography of the abolitionist leader points out the crying need for better sourcing and documentation in children's nonfiction. Read full book review >

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DOUGLASS’ WOMEN by Jewell Parker Rhodes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2002

"Rhodes (Voodoo Dreams, 1993, etc.) eloquently describes the women's shabby treatment, and yet the effect overall fails as a persuasive indictment of a man who never gets to make his own case."
A vivid evocation of the two women, one black, one white, who loved—and lost—abolitionist Frederick Douglass, in a tale that for all its good feminist intentions is more descriptive than insightful. Read full book review >