Sara Douglass
Starman: Book Three of the Axis Trilogy


67 Fire-Night (#litres_trial_promo)

68 Ice Fortress (#litres_trial_promo)

69 Tundra (#litres_trial_promo)

70 “Trust Me” (#litres_trial_promo)

71 Five Handspans of Sharpened Steel (#litres_trial_promo)

72 The Music of the Stars (#litres_trial_promo)

73 Of Deceptions and Disguises (#litres_trial_promo)

74 Faraday’s Gift (#litres_trial_promo)

Epilogue Nine years later … (#litres_trial_promo)

Glossary (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Author (#litres_trial_promo)

By Sara Douglass (#litres_trial_promo)

Copyright (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Publisher (#litres_trial_promo)

Map (#ulink_19ff584a-2d9f-5d3c-9044-b3476feead21)

The Prophecy of the Destroyer (#ulink_03805f6c-0087-5000-936b-a2faec30c60a)

A day will come when bora will be

Two babes whose blood will tie them.

That born to Wing and Horn will hate

The one they call the StarMan.

Destroyer! rises in the north

And drives his Ghostmen south;

Defenceless lie both flesh and field

Before Gorgrael’s ice.

To meet this threat you must release

The StarMan from his lies,

Revive Tencendor, fast and sure

Forget the ancient war,

For if Plough, Wing and Horn can’t find

The bridge to understanding,

Then will Gorgrael earn his name

And bring Destruction hither.

StarMan, listen, heed me well,

Your power will destroy you

If you should wield it in the fray

’Ere these prophecies are met:

The Sentinels will walk abroad

’Til power corrupt their hearts;

A child will turn her head and cry

Revealing ancient arts;

A wife will hold in joy at night

The slayer of her husband;

Age-old souls, long in cribs,

Will sing o’er mortal land;

The remade dead, fat with child

Will birth abomination;

A darker power will prove to be

The father of salvation.

Then waters will release bright eyes

To form the Rainbow Sceptre.