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Author: Sara Douglass
ISBN13: 978-0765342775
Title: Threshold
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Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Fantasy; 1st Printing edition (July 11, 2004)

Threshold by Sara Douglass

Sara Douglass is always able to enthrall me with her story-telling, but this one grabbed me and didn't let go. Some parts seemed a little rushed, something I wasn't used to in a Douglass book, but it was still a great read. I've never fallen so completely for a character I've known so briefly.

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About book: This was a really interesting fantasy read. Throughout the novel there are a lot of mysteries and shocks. For the vast majority of the plot, the twists were logical. I know a lot of people don't like that, but to me, it's a delightful strength, because it's less predictable and more real than a lot of fantasy writing. in this book, our heroine spends a lot of time forgiving people for pushing her around, and lamenting her own confusion, until events force her to take charge of her own.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. A shadow is looming over the great hot southern land of Ashdod. It is the shadow of threshold, the pyramid that the Magi of Agi are building to propel them into Infinity. But something is waiting in Infinity. Waiting for the final glass to be laid, waiting for the capstone to be cemented in blood, waiting to use threshold to step from Infinity into Ashdod! thousands of slaves have been drafted into the construction of threshold. Among them is tirzah, a young glassworker. tirzah has a secret gift - and one that may kill her. She can communicate with glass,.

html?hl ru&id z1lQPCtHOmkC. Over the hot southern land of Ashdod looms the shadow of Threshold, a massive pyramid which the Magi of Ashdod are building to propel themselves into Infinity, a plane of existence that holds the promise of technological magics and supposedly unimaginable power. For decades, thousands of slaves have lost their lives in the construction of this edifice. The first half was really good and exciting. I really loved the Tirzah - Yaqob - Boaz love triangle.

Threshold (a single volume) is my most recent publication (February 1997) and one I'm terribly excited about  . Design & development by LexiPhi. 1 February, 1997Books, Writingin her own words, sara douglass, threshold, writing. Threshold (a single volume) is my most recent publication (February 1997) and one I’m terribly excited about. Fantasy, but completely different from The Axis Trilogy. Threshold is middle-eastern rather than medieva. r perhaps medieval middle-eastern. Yes, that’s it. It is not a heroic fantasy in the same sense that the Axis books are, and it doesn’t follow the same fantasy formula that I used there.

Threshold is a 1997 fantasy novel by South Australian author Sara Douglass. The novel forms a prequel to Douglass's 'Darkglass Mountain' trilogy. Set in the Egypt-like kingdom of Ashdod and primarily narrated by the glass-working slave Tirzah, the novel takes place during the final stages of the construction of the titular Threshold, an enormous glass-clad pyramid

This is another fantasy book in which mathematics is seen as a sort of magic, but in this one it is specifically a particularly evil, cold and inhuman form of magic, in contrast to other less formulaic sorts of magic. There are the Magi, who are mathematicians, interested only in communing with "the One" through the Infinity Chamber in the building called Threshold. On the other hand, there are the Elementals who are more interested in things like life, love and beauty. Of course, I worry that this sort of thing will perpetuate the stereotype.

Over the hot southern land of Ashdod looms the shadow of Threshold, the pyramid which the Magi of Ashdod are building to propel themselves into Infinity. Over the years, thousands of slaves have given their lives to the construction of Threshold. Now construction is almost complete; the Magi need only to add the finishing touches.The Master of the Magi knows the glassworker slave Tirzah is hiding something, but he would never guess her secret is forbidden magic. Tirzah can communicate with glass-and the glass in Threshold screams to her in pain. For it knows what neither Tirzah nor any of the Magi suspect:Something waits in Infinity, watching, biding its time, and when the final glass plate is laid and the capstone cemented in blood, it plans to use Threshold to step from Infinity into Ashdod...
Reviews: 7
Sara Douglass has crafted an arresting tale, which succeeds for the most part. The premise of a magical pyramid bridging to Infinity is brilliantly executed, especially with frightening warnings of something dark and *wrong* coming through from the other side. The first half can get slow in places, but later Douglass's storytelling shines bright when depicting the horrors of the pyramid itself and what it unleashes. There are also some excellent, deeply tender and emotional moments between the protagonist, Tirzah, and various other characters.

Others have pointed out the issues of an abusive relationship that quickly gives way to unhindered devotion, but since Threshold itself influenced the abusive character toward their darker side, I found it easier to accept than other people did. Once or twice Tirzah becomes too weepy and passive when I wanted to see her take charge (as much as she can while being a slave). And while the climax is remarkably well done and satisfying, the denouement seems too abrupt and focused on tying up the plot, but not the relationship between her and this character.

Overall, Douglass has crafted a solid novel that grabbed my imagination and kept me interested. Despite its minor issues, it certainly takes your imagination for quite a ride.
I thought I probably wouldn't like this book. I mean, all the reviews said it had a lot to do with math and numbers and that just made it sound boring. But, if you had that same concern relax, this book has very little to do with numbers. If you know what a prime number is you'll be fine and you may even feel a little superior because the author of this book doesn't appear to know that 2 is also a prime number.

Elementals are a group of people who can hear the elements speak in things. They tend to be craftsmen, because they can talk to glass and pottery and gems. But they and their mysterious religion of the gentle beings that live in the place beyond has been mostly whipped out. In the land of Ashdod this religion has been all but banned and replaced with the worship of numbers and mathematical formulas, mostly that of the number one which is seen as perfect. And so, the priests of the One have been building a giant temple to the One for two hundred years, a pyramid covered in glass. Work on this used to be voluntary but now they use slaves.

This is where Tirzah comes in. She's from the north, sold into slavery with her father when they fall into debt. They both make glass, but Tirzah, though only 19 years old, can cage, which is the most difficult part of glass carving. They are sent to work on Threshold, which is the giant temple/pyramid. But there Tirzah discovers that other people can also hear glass speak, and that there is something wrong with Threshold. The glass inside screams for help, and not even the gentle beings from the place beyond know why.

Somehow something evil is coming through threshold, and the only hope for the land is Boaz, a priest of the One, who hates his one gentle side but appears to be an elemental as well. Strangely and beautifully, Tirzah must make this man into someone who will act to save the world.

This is a great story, and a great book about the redeeming power of love. When you finish it you'll find yourself whispering for days: hold me, sooth me, touch me, love me. I disagree with the reviews that say this book is a feminist's worst nightmare, this is a book about never forgetting that everyone can change and love can conquer all, if you nurture it. It does appear that Sara Douglass almost always has an abusive relationship in her books that is blindly ignored-and then somehow fixed but not in a way that always seems healthy, so maybe she has some issues there to work out in her own life. This book though, does do better in the fixing of the abuse than her other novels (Ie "Hades' Daughter.")

Unlike in her other books (all I've read) the darkness and kind of gloomy setting that permeates this book works for Sara Douglass. Be warned-in her other books it doesn't and so they can be not only depressing but actually manage to drain you of life. I don't know what it is, but I havn't really found, with some time to put distance between me and them, reading her other books to be a good experience for me.

Five stars. I liked this better than any of the Troy Game books.
Sara Douglass always writes great stories with fascinating characters. I highly recommend her books!
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I love every thing about the way Sara Douglass writes. The world's, the characters, the battles are all so real and covered in mystery and magic.
I enjoyed this book, but it was not my favourite of Sara Douglass'. I really liked The Troy Game, especially the second book in the series. This book started better than it ended, though. I felt it got a little dull more than half the way through, and I wasn't so keen on the ending. I think it didn't completely live up to my expectations because the last part of the book wasn't quite as strong, in my opinion. The first half was very engaging. Still a good read.
I would recommend this book to any Sara Douglass fan. It's my favorite book of all time, I've read it three times! The characters are well developed and easy to get attached to, and the story is intriguing and original. So, of course, I gave it five stars.
Up to her usual standard. Good pace and character development. I think the back grounding is a good idea but I would not like to see the series get too sidetracked.