A sequel to ''Literature/TheWayfarerRedemption'' series by Sara Douglass...

In the begining there was the darkness of chaos named Kanubai. He got lonely and made two beings named Light and Water. Light and Water made Life, and this pissed Kanubai off because he had no part in the process, and he therefore wanted to destroy life. Light and Water then Imprisoned Kanubai. Years pass.

Then the Magi wanted to build a giant glass pyramid, so they could be a part of the One. Unfortunately... they built it on top of Kanubai's Prison. This goes as well as you would expect.

2,000 years later.

It's been five years since Tencendor sunk into the ocean. Ishabel Brunelle, high priestess of the order of the coil, is ordered by the great serpent [[spoiler: who is actually Light]] to marry the Lord of Elcho Falling, Maximilian Persmius (the hero of Beyond the Hanging Wall) in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Isaiah [[spoiler: who is actually water]], the tyrant of Isembaard, has resurrected Axis [=SunSoar=] from the after life so he can act as an adviser on dealing with the Skrailings and can help him take over the central kingdoms. Essentially, he wants to combine all their forces to assault Darkglass Moutain - but things don't go quite as planned.
The novels in the series are as follows:
* ''The Serpent Bride (2007)''
* ''The Twisted Citadel (2008)''
* ''The Infinity Gate (2010)''


!!These books provide examples of:
* AerithAndBob: Justifed due to all of the different cultures.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Skraelings, becomes subverted over time. [[spoiler: They just want to return to being river angels and live in peace.]]
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Axis. One could call it his FatalFlaw.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: For Axis and Isaiah, anyway.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification
* BackFromTheDead: Axis. [[spoiler: as well as, [[JerkassWoobie Borneheld]] in a small pocket universe. Ends up dead again.]]
* BigBad: Kanubai
* BiggerBad: The One
* BloodKnight: Axis is still this, but even less so then before.
* CanonWelding: ''The Axis Trilogy'', ''Literature/TheWayfarerRedemption'', ''Beyond the Hanging Wall'' and ''Threshold''.
* CharacterDevelopment: Axis had plenty of this and became OlderAndWiser as a result. He's still a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but he does try to be the latter more.
* CoolBigSis: In a strange way, Salome is one of these for Ishbel.
* DarkerAndEdgier: and that is saying something when the previous books involve some of the most horrifying demons since ''Berserk''.
* DealWithTheDevil: People who stay near that evil pyramid tend to be corrupted into one of these deals by either it, or Kanubai, the Cosmic Horror of all Cosmic Horrors dwelling inside of it.
** [[spoiler: The Lealfast and The One.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: What's that Light? Maximilian doesn't want to listen to you because you're a JerkAss ManipulativeBastard? Well sure thing, go ahead and betray him and try and have him murdered, even though you're sworn to help him defeat the BigBad and BiggerBad.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Maximillian and Ishbel, as well as the Icarii race.
* EldritchLocation: that pyramid is not natural, it knows what you want and how to help you attain it...oh, you have a soul? That would be a perfectly acceptable price for whatever you want...
** Like Ba'al'uz
* EvilFeelsGood: Ba'al'uz seems to have a certain... feeling every time he kills.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: Axis
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Ba'al'uz
* GodIsEvil: Kanubai, [[spoiler: The One]]
* {{Gorn}}: reaches a certain level of it in the first book.
* HeroicSacrifice: Venetia makes one to stop Ravenna killing Ishbel while she's freeing the soul in the Weeper.
** [[spoiler: Avaldamon makes one to save Maximillian and Ishbel from a trap The One set up.]]
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler: The One, brutally, does Kanubai in the second book!]]
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: The entire Lealfast were conceived by one Icarii [=SummerStar=] after being raped by a Skraeling; she has 287 Lealfast children and died giving birth to the 287th child.
* HumanoidAbomination: The One
* HybridMonster: Lealfast.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Isaiah [[spoiler: aka Water]] strongly believes this. He's one of the few cases where it's not a morally gray area too, since if he hadn't, a lot more people would have died.
* InfantImmortality: Averted rather harshly and nightmarishly in the first book.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler: Light is a demanding asshole who decides to betray Maximilian just because he chooses not to listen to him.]]The Lealfast are definitely some of the biggest {{Jerkasses}} in any of Sara Douglass' work.
** Ravenna.
** Coroleas thrives on this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Axis, StarDrifter, Salome and Isaiah.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Light gets one.]]
* [[spoiler: LightIsNotGood]]
* LoveMakesYouStupid / [[spoiler: [[LoveMakesYouCrazy Love Makes You Try To Kill Your Lover Because You Betrayed Him]] ]]: Ravenna.
* [[GoodIsNotNice Light Is Not Nice]]: Actually, he's kinda demanding. Water is much nicer.
* MorningSickness: One of the first signs of Ishbel's pregnancy. Of course, everyone knew by that point already anyways.
* MakingASplash: Isaiah, as the personification of Water.
* NeverMyFault: Eleanon's justification for letting thousands of Lealfast die so he can continue deceiving Axis into thinking the Lealfast are incompetent, then swears that Axis will pay for it.
* ObviouslyEvil: Ba'al'uz.
* OlderAndWiser: Axis and [=StarDrifter=]. They're still flawed, but they've grown a lot as people since their time on Tencendor.
** In Axis' case, this allows him to be a big help to Maximillian and be able to give him advice on how to fulfill his role as TheChosenOne. In [=StarDrifter=]'s case, it winds up with him being Talon of the Icarii.
* PetTheDog: If [[spoiler: The One adopting a recently orphaned kitten isn't this, I don't know what is.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [=StarDrifter=] as Talon of the Icarii, Axis as [=StarMan=] (Though Axis does try to stop people using the title since he thinks it's worthless now) and Maximilian and Ishbel as Lord and Lady of Elcho Falling.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: [[spoiler: Literally happens to Axis and Isaiah/Water at the end of ''The Infinity Gate''.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: Ravenna. She murders her mother Venetia for trying to stop her from murdering Ishbel.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: [[spoiler: River Angels made a vow to attack only to defend themselves, because their original curse happened because of their murderous pride.]]
* TheChick: Salome
* TheLoad: Hereward oh so very much! [[spoiler: She doesn't accomplish anything at all, she's just there and ends up randomly killed in The Infinity Gate.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: The One
* TheUnchosenOne: While Maximillian and Ishbel share the role of TheChosenOne, Axis is this. He's a fundamental part of making sure Maximillian survives and is a supportive friend and usually runs things for him while Maximillian and Ishbel are busy doing something else that's important.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: the Skraelings become River Angels by drowning themselves in a lake.]]
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler: Light, Vorstus and Ravenna all got this at some point of The Twisted Citadel.]]
* ResurrectionSickness: Axis
* SealedEvilInACan: Kanubai [[spoiler: as well as the One]]
* TheUsualAdversaries: Skraelings [[spoiler: Subverted, since the heroes never actually directly fight the Skraelings.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Everyone of the main protagonists (Maximillian, Ishbel, Axis, Isaiah and [=StarDrifter=]) get at least one each from one of the other protagonists.
* {{Yandere}}: Ravenna. [[spoiler: She betrays Maximillian and arranges for him to be killed, all out of ''love'', as well as jealously and hatred towards Ishbel.]]
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