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Crusader
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Genre: Adventure , Fantasy , Romance , Science Fiction
Series: Book 6.0 in the The Wayfarer Redemption series
Ratings: ★★★★☆☆
Publisher: Tor Books
Pub Year:
ISBN: 0765315181
   
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Summary

For countless millennia the Star Dance and the TimeKeeper Demons have battled their way across the universe, destroying innumerable planets, laying waste to civilizations across the cosmos.

Choosing the land of Tencendor as their last battleground, the demons break through the Star Gate. The Gate destroyed, all magic in the world is gone and the three races of Tencendor are plunged into a vortex of chaos, madness, and death.
Caelum SunSoar, son of the near-immortal Starman Axis and beloved ruler of all the land's peoples, is dead. Leaderless, those not killed outright or driven mad flee to the one place left to them, Sanctuary, a magical place created ages past to shield all who are good from the wrath of the demons.
There is for some one hope left: DragonStar, Axis's other son. Many believe he is the true StarSon, the only being that can save their world. Others are just as convinced that he is in league with the demons and will be their doom. Only DragonStar knows the truth and as he and his companions go forth to do battle he prays that he may convince all that his motives are pure.

What he does not know is that there is a traitor who plans to hand Sanctuary over to the Demons. A betrayer whose actions could force DragonStar to make a sacrifice so bloody and horrific that it could mean the destruction of everything that he holds dear in this life or the next.

And if he fails, could doom Tecendor to an eternal hell.

From Publishers Weekly

At the start of Douglass's powerful conclusion to her Wayfarer Redemption saga (after 2005's Pilgrim), the surviving people of Tencendor have taken refuge in Sanctuary, where they are under siege by star-traveling demons, the TimeKeepers. When treason threatens the resistance, DragonStar, the swordswoman Faraday and other fighters leave Sanctuary in an effort to defeat their opponents through attrition rather than pitched battle. Along the way, the defenders confront any number of knotty ethical dilemmas. Faraday resolves the ambiguities of her feelings for DragonStar, and a host of secondary characters (headed by DragonStar's father, Axis) all play roles that most long-standing readers of this complex fantasy series will find satisfying. Given the large cast and a narrative broken into many short scenes, a glossary is particularly useful, even for those with a good grasp of the backstory. (May)
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From Booklist

The sixth and final novel of The Wayfarer Redemption starts with the Timekeeper demons besieging the humans of Tencendor in their last refuge, Sanctuary. Drago, now known as DragonStar Sunsoar, is prepared to send the demons to their own place. But humans being humans, there is always someone willing to deal with the enemy. In the end, the human survivors must leave Sanctuary and wear down the demons in far-flung battles of attrition. Tons of action, myriad characters in all stages of development (the glossary of names at the end is quite helpful), and a classic plot concluded with a nice twist should please everyone who has enjoyed the previous five books: The Wayfarer Redemption (2000), Enchanter (2001), Starman (2002), Sinner (2004), and Pilgrim (2005). Frieda Murray
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