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The Best of Sara Douglass Fan Art ( SPOILERS!)

The Best of Sara Douglass Fan Art ( SPOILERS!)

There’s more than 150 pieces of Sara Douglass inspired fan art on DeviantART, so as part of our BattleAxe 20th Anniversary celebrations we’ve selected our top 10 favourites! Send in your own fan art to Twitter or Facebook and we may feature it sometime in the future. The art is embedded directly so they might […]

BattleAxe, The Axis Trilogy and Sara’s Women: Re-reading Sara Douglass with Karen Brooks

BattleAxe, The Axis Trilogy and Sara’s Women: Re-reading Sara Douglass with Karen Brooks

It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since Battleaxe first hit Australian shelves and entered readers’ imaginations. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of this game-changing novel, other writers have meaningfully reflected upon how and why Sara and her work were both aspirational and inspirational in terms of their own craft and the Australian fantasy-writing scene. In […]

Death and Dying: In fact, in fiction

Death and Dying: In fact, in fiction

Death is all around us. It’s on the news, in the computer games we play, the shows we watch. It’s in the books we read. For most of us in Australia, it’s around us in these forms far more often that it is in reality. Yet all that exposure to dying doesn’t mean we learn […]

Fiona McIntosh remembers Sara Douglass

Fiona McIntosh remembers Sara Douglass

I read BattleAxe as an advance reading copy two decades ago; it was handed to me by a bookseller addicted to reading fantasy and keen to get this new writer moving.  This was a time in my life when the thought of writing a novel was only a vague notion drifting on the rim of […]

20 Years of BattleAxe

Earlier this week we were pretty excited to finally get finished copies of a very special book- the upcoming 20th Anniversary edition of Sara Douglass’s original breakthrough bestseller and, arguably, one of Australia’s most influential and important fantasy books, BattleAxe. Going through our archive shelves I was VERY happy to find a first edition paperback of […]

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