Sinner (Douglass novel)

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Sinner first edition cover.
Author Sara Douglass
Country Australia
Language English
Series The Wayfarer Redemption
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback & Hardback)
Pages 495 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-7322-5857-X
OCLC 37835909
823 21
LC Class PR9619.3.D672 G56 1997
Followed by Pilgrim

Sinner is the first novel in The Wayfarer Redemption Trilogy by Sara Douglass. In the United States it is also considered the fourth in The Wayfarer Redemption sextet. It is followed by Pilgrim and concludes in Crusader.


Axis chooses to leave the mortal world with his wife Azhure, leaving his son Caelum to rule as the Starson.

Matters worsen when Caelum finds himself engaging in affair with his sister Riverstar, who eventually becomes pregnant and threatens to blackmail her brother with this fact. The ancient and deadly WolfStar also returns to the world of Tencendor; seeking to cause the rebirth of his lover Niah within a powerful body. He selects Zenith as the perfect host, displacing her soul and replacing it with Niah's. However, WolfStar is not the only one to return; the newly empowered Faraday arrives and aids Zenith in expelling both Niah's soul and WolfStar's child from her body.

Meanwhile, Drago discovers an odd oasis in the universe outside the Star Gate, containing an insane Icarii woman, many children with the likeness of hawks and five dark and dangerous beings known as the Timekeepers who offer great power. This promise proves false however, when they steal Drago's life force and use it to shatter the Star Gate and destroy most of the world's magic in the process.

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