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The Nameless Day (The Crucible Book One)

Douglass, Sara

Published by Australia: Voyager / Harper Collins Publishers, 2000, Australia, 2000
ISBN 10: 0732265185 / ISBN 13: 9780732265182
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Title: The Nameless Day (The Crucible Book One)

Publisher: Australia: Voyager / Harper Collins Publishers, 2000, Australia

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition


Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Ed., 1st Printing, number row ending in 1, HB/DJ, NF/NF, 584 pp. Book has light rubbing on 8 corners. DJ has tiny touch of rubbing on two bottom corners. Author is winner of the Aurealis Award. 1348, and the black pestilence decimates Europe, but this is only a harbinger of the horror to come as demons escape from Hell to scurry across the face of the earth. 1377, and the Archangel Michael sends Brother Thomas Neville to find the means to thrust the demons back. The armies of God and Satan are arraying themselves for the final battle, and Neville's soul is to be the battleground. We now live in the aftermath of that battle, but are we sure who won? Australian Reviewer: I have now just completed the final book (another series) and must say that all the books have left me breathless and begging for more. Bookseller Inventory # 5863

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Synopsis: Wynkyn de Worde has undertaken the journey from Rome to Nuremberg over 100 times, but now the plague ravages Europe, and this time, his health fails too. A visitiation from the Archangel Michael ensures that another will follow Wynkyn.

About the Author: Sara Douglass was born in Penola, a small farming settlement in the south of Australia, in 1957. She spent her early years chasing (and being chased by) sheep and collecting snakes before her parents transported her to the city of Adelaideand the more genteel surroundings of Methodist Ladies College. Having graduated, Sara then became a nurse on her parents' urging (it was both feminine and genteel) and spent seventeen years planning and then effecting her escape.

That escape came in the form of a Ph.D. in early modern English history. Sara and nursing finally parted company after a lengthy time of bare tolerance, and she took up a position as senior lecturer in medieval European history at the Bendigo campus of the Victorian University of La Trobe. Finding the departmental politics of academic life as intolerable as the emotional rigours of nursing, Sara needed to find another escape.

This took the form of one of Sara's childhood loves - books and writing. Spending some years practising writing novels, HarperCollins Australia picked up one of Sara's novels, BattleAxe (published in North America as The Wayfarer Redemption), the first in the Tencendor series, and chose it as the lead book in their new fantasy line with immediate success. Since 1995 Sara has become Australia's leading fantasy author and one of its top novelists. Her books are now sold around the world.

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