Author(s): Sara Douglass
It is the seventeenth century, and once more the players of the Troy Game are drawn back into its intricate dance. But this life there is a difference - the Troy Game itself takes flesh, and walks. Restoration London becomes the field of the most desperate battle yet. Asterion lurks in a nightmarish lair he has built against the rear wall of the bone house of St Dunstan's-in-the-East. Here he traps Cornelia - reborn Noah Banks, and Genvissa - reborn Jane Orr. Here he manages the ultimate trickery in order to obtain the kingship bands, the Troy Game and Noah. But no one could have anticipated an ancient Darkwitch rising from the dead with a secret so terrible it will not merely tear both Game and land apart, but devastate any chance that Noah and her lover, Brutus, can be together. Darkwitch Rising continues The Troy Game's journey through ancient labyrinthine secrets. It is the third instalment of this epic four-book series, spanning 3,000 years and the history of one of the world's greatest cities - London.