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Welcome. We are the Children of the Serpent Gate!

The-Serpent-Gate is a dA group dedicated to the novels and short stories of fantasy author Sarah Ash.

Both fan-art and fan-fics of all skill levels are welcome.

Sarah Ash is the author of...
-The Flood Dragon's Sacrifice (Book One of Tide Dragons)
-Alchymist’s Legacy (“Tracing the Shadow” and “Flight into Darkness“)
-The Tears of Artamon Trilogy (“Lord of Snow and Shadows”, “Prisoner of the Iron Tower” and “Children of the Serpent Gate“)
-The Lost Child
-Moths to a Flame

Works in Progress...
-Tide Dragons

And the short stories...
-Airs from Another Planet
-Song for a Naming Day

For more information about the author and her work, see Sarah Ash's offical website and blog at> !





Great news!

"Songspinners" is now available too as an e-book on Kindle, Nook, iTunes and Kobo.!


For those of you who have not read Songspinners but are debating it, here is the official e-book synopsis:

"Young rebel composer Amaru Khassian flees from religious persecution to peaceful Tourmalise. Crippled by horrible burns, he can no longer write down his stirring, seditious music – until he meets Orial, a girl with a unique gift that enables her to “hear” the sounds in other people’s minds.

Khassian’s music could inspire his countrymen to overthrow their oppressors. But there is a price on the young composer’s head, and it’s not long before Acir Korentan, an agent of the brutal regime in Allegonde that has tried to repress Khassian’s music, tracks him down.

Now Orial is in danger too – and not just from the fanatical agents from Allegonde. As antiquarians uncover mysterious traces of an ancient civilisation in Tourmalise, she begins to suffer disturbing and revelatory visions. The excavations may reveal the true purpose of her gift – but is her sanity too great a price to pay? Can Orial use her gift to save Khassian and his people before it drives her mad? "

Happy Reading, everyone!
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MNat Mar 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D WElCOME! :dance:
Send me an invitation :shakefist: I can't seem to join for a reason >.>
MNat Sep 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll realllly have to figure out why it is no one can join unless I invite them...O.o Hmmm.
ChoHakkaiFan Sep 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
o.o I really should try reading these books....
MNat Sep 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I highly reccomend them. :D Reaaad them...reeeeaaaad! :iconhypnotizeplz:
ChoHakkaiFan Sep 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
@_____@ Wahhhhh *Getting drawn in* Any specific book you recommend for first read?
MNat Sep 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, my absolute favorite of her books is "Songspinners". It's a masterpiece, and if you don't like it, you probably wont fancy any of her other novels.

However, the first books I read by her were the Tears of Artamon trilogy: 1.) Lord of Snow and Shadows 2.) Prisoner of the Iron Tower 3.) Children of the Serpent Gate.These are what got me hooked on her books.

The trilogy was published in the US and will be much easier to find than Songspinners (Songspinners was published in the UK.) You could order the Tears of Artamon trilogy at a Borders. For Songspinners, you would have to buy it used online off Amazon. I did get one of my friends in Japan to order Songspinners recently, though, and she agreed with me: that it was very worth working and waiting for :D

I would say read Songspinners, then the Tears of Artamon Trilogy, then the 2 Alchymist's Legacy books. :D But if you have trouble getting ahold of Songspinners, start with the trilogy.
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Paperwick Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Man! I went to the library today to try an find these books but they didn't have any of them. I'm going to try some local bookstores next. Might have to order online.
MNat Sep 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Whoo! The search is ON! :dance:

I know that I had to special order one of the Tears of Artamon books but some I found used online for fairly cheap (amazon marketplace is my homeboy)! Don't give up! :shakefist:
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