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The Hall of Lost Footsteps

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The Hall of Lost Footsteps collects all of Sara Douglass' short fiction, from the critically acclaimed "Of Fingers and Foreskins" to two original stories, "Black Heart" and "The Hall of Lost Footsteps", co-written with Angela Slatter.

The collection features an introduction by Karen Brooks.
Hardcover, Signed/Limited, 248 pages
Published November 11th 2011 by Ticonderoga Publications (first published November 2011)
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Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Just WOW! I've always wanted a collection of short stories by Sara Douglass and this is it!
Monica Bruha
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Her last book.

So many interesting ideas and thoughts in this book. A bitter sweet read for all those who loved her works when she was alive. Knowing that this would be the last pieces of work she shared with the world
Lance Eaton
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, reviewed-books
Sara Douglass's last book is a collection of short stories that will resonate with any reader of her work. A chunk of the book includes stories and background on the world of Tencendor from her most popular series. It's a nice final piece from the Australian author who was doing some great things with epic fantasy before many others who have risen to fame or before Game of Thrones made everyone else aware of how fascinating epic fantasy is. The other stories in this collection, to no surprise to ...more
Star Bookworm
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: general-lit
A beautiful collection of works that until now had been scattered all over the regions of Australian libraries and internet hidey-holes. The introduction by a true friend is beautiful and wonderfully matched to an author who shaped my reading niche as a teen.

There are also a large quantity of stories that circulate around death and what it means to die. She struggled for years with cancer and had watched her mother face the same struggle. She also was a registered nurse and watched unconnected
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
‘The Hall of Lost Footsteps’ is a collection of short stories by Sara Douglass that also includes a short co-written with Angela Slatter (who I reviewed here), containing fifteen pieces of short fiction, six of those being based within The Axis Trilogy. These pieces are fantasy with a twinge of horror, a well-measured balance that keeps you unable to put the book down while transported to a completely different world.

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Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
i could not read all of these as some made me absolutely sick. maybe that's just my threshold for these things. or perhaps it's terribly written. i just don't know. "how the icarii got their wings" is actually in the wayfarer redemption (second trilogy) and not exclusive to this book . and i think there's ...ONE other battleaxe story in here? maybe worth borrowing the book for the sake of that if you REALLY love battleaxe. and that's about it. sometimes i feel like Sara is just assaulting us wit ...more
Anna Hepworth
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, rated-five
Lovely collection of stories. Particularly interesting are the pair that address the same idea from different perspectives.

I recognised one as having read it before, and greatly enjoyed rereading it. Douglas had a dab hand at making the historical present, and making ways of thinking comprehensible, if not pleasant to understand.
Judy Dittman
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
A wonderful collection of short stories. Unusual and imaginative. If you are in to Fantasy you will really enjoy this book. What a loss to Australian literature that we have lost Sara Douglass at such a young age.
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Some really excellent short stories, some written not long before her death. There is also a wonderful indictment against society on how we treat the terminally ill. Certainly made me think!
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Standard Ticonderoga Disclaimer: We published this book because we loved it!
Charlotte Nash
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent collection with inviting stories, some from the worlds of Sara's longer works and some stand alone. Includes a copy of her essay on the silence of the dying in the end. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Sara Douglass is in a class of her own. How sad that she died in September 2011 and so young.
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Douglass was born in Penola, South Australia. She attended Annesley College, in Wayville, a suburb of Adelaide. She studied for her BA while working as a Registered Nurse, and later completed her PhD in early modern English History. She became a lecturer in medieval history at La Trobe University, Bendigo. While there she completed her first novel, BattleAxe, which launched her as a popular fantas ...more