"Good strong stuff with the right light touch." --Terry Pratchett In the Middle Kingdoms, the royal magics are failing. The dread Reaver armies threaten the southern passes, and behind them moves the eternal malice of the Shadow, sworn to destroy all it can of the Goddess's creation -- especially the re-established realms of humankind. One man stands between the Shadow and its prey: Freelorn Ferrant's son, called the Lion's Child, exiled prince of Arlen. His companions are a strange crew -- from Sunspark, a fire elemental who's trying hard to understand humankind without burning everyone to cinders in the process, to Eftgan, housewife, mother of three, and warrior Queen of Darthen. And there are also the keepers of the blue Flame of Power: Herewiss, the first man in centuries to master the Fire, and wielder of the great sword Khávrinen, and Segnbora, a warrior and sorceress whose power is locked in her terrible past, and who speaks with the tongue of dragons. Together they will face the nameless terrors of Glasscastle, where sorrow walks with madness. They will scale the awesome heights of the Bluepeaks in search of a kingdom's salvation. And they will make the first moves in the apocalyptic war that will set the true king on the throne... or see their world destroyed. The Door Into Shadow is the second volume in a series that has become a cult classic of fantasy for its unique take on sword and sorcery and its unforgettable characters.
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Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for nearly four decades. Besides the 1980s creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she’s best known, the “Middle Kingdoms” epic fantasy series, and numerous stand-alone fantasy or science fiction novels, her career has included extensive work in the Star TrekTM universe and many scripts for live-action and animated TV series on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as work in comics and computer games. She has spent a fair amount of time on the New York Times Bestseller List, and has picked up various awards here and there—most recently the “Faust” Grand Master Scribe award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. She lives in County Wicklow in Ireland with her husband of thirty years, the screenwriter and novelist Peter Morwood. A more complete biography can be found at DD’s website, dianeduane.com. Her favorite color is blue, her favorite food is a weird kind of Swiss scrambled-potato dish called maluns, she was born in a Year of the Dragon, and her sign is "Runway 24 Left, Hold For Clearance." Online she can be most frequently be found on Twitter (@dduane), on Facebook (facebook.com/diane.duane/), and on Tumblr (dduane.tumblr.com).
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Book Description St Martins Pr, 1984. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89356102