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Threshold

(1997)
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The Barnes & Noble Review
Bestselling Australian fantasy writer Sara Douglass, author of the epic Wayfarer Redemption saga (BattleAxe, Enchanter, StarMan, etc.), has penned a stand-alone novel entitled Threshold, set in a fantasy world reminiscent of ancient Egypt. The main character, a slave girl named Tirzah, must somehow persuade her master, Magus Boaz, to stop construction of a centuries-long project -- a gigantic glass pyramid called Threshold -- that will theoretically open a passage to Infinity and give the Magi of Ashdod immortality. What the Magi don't realize is that there may be something on the other side of the dimensional portal that will be unleashed once Threshold is completed.

The project, which has cost untold hundreds of slaves their lives, is almost complete when Tirzah and her father -- highly skilled glassworkers enslaved because an unpaid gambling debt -- are brought to Ashdod to help finish the pyramid. Tirzah soon joins forces with other slaves in a plot to overthrow the Magi and somehow destroy Threshold.

Douglass states on her web site (www.saradouglass.com), that Threshold is her favorite book. You may well agree with her. Paul Goat Allen

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Sara Douglass's Threshold

Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Threshold
Author(s): Sara Douglass
ISBN: 0-312-87687-4 / 978-0-312-87687-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Threshold
Author(s): Sara Douglass
ISBN: 0-7653-4277-4 / 978-0-7653-4277-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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January 1997 : Australia Paperback

Title: Threshold
Author(s): Sara Douglass
ISBN: 0-7322-5749-2 / 978-0-7322-5749-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2010 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Threshold
Author(s): Sara Douglass
Publisher: Voyager
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July 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Threshold
Author(s): Sara Douglass
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA