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(The Wayfarer Redemption #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  11,323 ratings  ·  143 reviews
The stunning sequel to The Wayfarer Redemption

Axis is a true hero, in every sense of the word. On his shoulders lies the double burden of prophecy and war. Having fulfilled the first part of the prophecy by becoming the StarMan, he now must reunite the three races inhabiting his world.

It is his destiny to lead an army against his evil half-brother, to regain control of Ten
Mass Market Paperback, 669 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by Tor Fantasy (first published 1996)
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I thought this was going to be a favorite like book one. But unfortunately, Axis was too much of a dick for me to get over 😡

But the book was still good overall

Mel 🖤🐺
Sep 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
To start off - I really enjoyed the first book. I found the characters to be flawed but genuine, and the story intriguing. That said, I was disappointed with the second book. While I can see how Douglass wants to create a flawed anti-hero type of protagonist - Axis' disregard and blatant disrespect of the female characters in this novel is astounding. I was proud of Faraday for what she did regarding Axis (in some ways) at the end of the novel, and appalled at Azhure's thoughts and actions in re ...more
Pamela ✨I Blame Wizards✨
Enchanter is a fun, and trashy Fantasy romp. There are no two bones about it, Axis is a total dick all the way through this book, but it's in keeping with his character and the world that Sara Douglass built. There is action, romance, family drama, and mystery. It has everything that I could want out of a fun read. Faraday is an interesting blend of strong, independent woman and a perpetual victim. Her betrayal is cruel and heartless, but she deals with it with grace. The same goes for Azhure, w ...more
Jul 14, 2010 rated it liked it
This is book two of the Axis Trilogy, and follows the same path as many middle novels in trilogies - lots of events but mainly getting all the main players into the right places for the big wrap up in book three. In this novel Axis is trying to bring the Prophecy to fruition - seeking to unite the Acharites with the Avar and the Icarii against opposition from his half-brother Borneheld and, ultimately, Gorgrael. We learn more about the mysterious ninth Talon and finally discover Azhure's heritag ...more
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)

Oh my gosh, I love this series so much!! Going through this story the second time was just as enjoyable as the first, except this time around I knew all of the secrets.

It was hard, though, to watch the downward spiral of some of the characters. I know the outcome, and even though I dreaded what would inevitably happen, I still wished it could be different. I was surprised by how much my stomach was in knots as the book pushed to the climax of the story. (view spoiler)
Meg Laverick
May 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Screw this book. Screw this book so very very hard.

I enjoyed Battleaxe. There were most definitely flaws in it but there were scenes and moments that quite legitimately took my breath away. Sara Douglass is capable of some truly breathtaking writing.

This book is not evidence of that.

Oh, where to start?

I went into this novel believing that it was going to be one of my most favourite novel types in the world: The Training Novel. You know, the novel where the protagonist who has just learned about
Feb 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

There were so many mixed feelings through this book! On one hand, more world exploration, more about the magic system, more mystery and battles and all the things I enjoyed from the first book.

On the other hand WHAT THE HELL AXIS. This guy is just really pissing me off at almost every moment. I'm somewhat surprised this is written by a female author, because the female characters in this book are treated like absolute trash. The 'love triangle' (if that's what one must call it) is an a
Sep 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
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Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned

ok sooo i have decided to drop this book....
i absolutley loved the first book but now this!?!?! what happened Miss Douglass??? your first book was full of awesomeness (if that's even a word) but your second book was driving me mad!!
i treat my books very well, they are like sacred to me. but this book has been thrown across my room multiple times, has been hit in my face because i was dying out of frustration and annoyance, and has nearly been lit on fire!! b
Arlene Stokes
Jun 15, 2009 rated it liked it
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Apr 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
Okay here's my thing, I picked up "Wayfarer" because I thought it would be about Faraday- I was totally stoked because so many fantasy books have incredibly weak female characters and the protagonists are males. Faraday is barely in 'Enchanter', it focus is more her love, Axis- who basically acts like a complete a$$hole, and because he is this messiah character everyone seems totally cool with it. Then theirs because she was abused is that supposed to make it okay that you betrayed s ...more
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
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Feb 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
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Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Again as I mentioned for the first book, read these ages ago. I enjoyed them and the first was definitely my favorite. The second did an adequate job with the story but I know that for me it did not stand equal to the first
Annie (Putt)
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enchanter is book two of the Wayferer's Redemption series, so this review may contain spoilers of book one and will contain spoilers of Enchanter.


There was a lot about this book that I was not expecting.  Firstly, let's start with the focus.

Goragel is busy trying to attack all of Tencendor and kill Axis, but that was surprisingly really back seat to the battles between Axis and Borneheld.  I wonder if some of it is because Goragel was busy building his army back up and the Dark Man was r
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Enchanter is the second book in The Wayfarer Redemption series by Sara Douglass. When this book was released back in in mid 1990’s, when I first read it, it was originally called Battleaxe and was book one of the Axis Trilogy- the series later got expanded and so the name change. Part of my 2019 reading challenge was to read an Australian author- well how do I narrow that down, there are so many great Aussie authors, but Ms. Douglass was one of the first Aussie authors whose work I fell i
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Saaaara. Sara. We miss you, love you. Ask ourselves why.

This has been one of my favorite series for years and after rereading it again for the first time in probably five or six years—eek. Boy, the story is good but the writing is dreadful. Genuinely dreadful. This is exemplified by the following:

-The weird repetition of phrases in an attempt to sound...uh...fancy? An example would be: “All is well,” he said. “All is well.” This isn’t necessarily an example from the book. Just an example of th
Apr 03, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this book better than the first one in the series. It had some unexpected turns and twists which was great, unlike the first book which seemed quite predictable. This is a series that has a good pace of events and doesn't drag and it is easy to read.
I wish the characters were more likeable; Axis and his father act quite douchey (for lack of a better word) so often that it is hard to love Axis as a hero in the same way that I have loved heroes from other books and authors. Azhure really
Melissa Favero
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
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Almustafa Couch
A fairly average representation of the fantasy genre. Nothing outstandingly wrong, but nothing surprising occurred, to readers used to this type of book it may seem boring, if not totally predictable a real man meets goat type of scenario. While disappointed with the predictability offered by this piece of writing to those unfamiliar with this scenario it may be worth tackling, there is certainly nothing wrong with the book, but to those who are more experienced with the fantasy genre it may see ...more
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Usually, well from my own personal experience, i've found #2 books of a trilogy or quartet to be slower paced and mainly filled with event that lead up to the final book.
Not so with this one. I was a whole adventure in its own and was brilliant.
I feel as though I've just read the finale and yet I'm given an extra book to read! *jumping around like a child* I'm so excited for what it to come.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wonderful follow up just as good if not better than the first book. The characters continue to grow in interesting ways, questions are answered and more created and as a result it becomes harder and harder to put the book down as you read. I really enjoy spending time in Douglass' world and have already started reading the third installment of the series!
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I still enjoyed this story but I think it could have been told in 2 books rather than 3. It feels a bit drawn out. It was slow going but still enough action and intrigue to keep me reading.
Christina Falana
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
It's been too long for me to really tell you much about the book. I don't even remember when I read the book but I loved the storyline over all.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
this would be 5 stars but axis is a total fuck boy
Dec 08, 2017 rated it liked it
OHHHHH not as good plot as the first. WHY cancel the love interest in book one and have both parties go seperate ways. Did not make any sense.
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Axis Rivkahson goes to Talon Spike where he is to learn about his heritaged as an Enchanter. Borneheld, Axis's half-brother, makes to keep Jervois Landing as secure as he can make it. Belial, Axis's second in command, leads the rebel army to the WildDog Plains to Sigholt, so he can train the troops and await Axis's return. Faraday, wife of Borneheld and Tree Friend to the Avar, needs to do some training of her own with the Mother. Jack, Sentinel of the Prophecy, is still searching for the fifth ...more
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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

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