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.
"With three races, licit and illicit loves, prophecy, fraternal hatred, and enough battles for several campaigns, Douglass has whipped up enough raw material to avoid shortchanging readers throughout her vast undertaking." --Booklist on Enchanter "Epic storytelling on a par with Terry Goodkind and Robert Jordan." --Library Journal on The Wayfarer Redemption "Storytelling at its best, with fast-paced action, gritty realism, powerful characters, magic and romance." --Romantic Times on The Wayfarer Redemption "Sara Douglass is a powerful voice in high fantasy that readers can equate to the likes of Robert Jordan, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Anne McCaffrey." --Romantic Times "A superior adventure fantasy right to the last." --Booklist on Starman "Douglass consistently demonstrates a consisently high standard of storytelling in the epic fantasy tradition." --Library Journal on Enchanter "Sara Douglass has the breadth of vision necessary to create sweeping epics and the storyteller's gift that makes readers love her." --Locus on The Wayfarer Redemption