Middle Kingdoms: The Tale of the Five

Middle Kingdoms: The Tale of the Five

The award-winning LGBTQ novel series at the core of the Middle Kingdoms universe

"Good strong stuff with the right light touch." —Terry Pratchett

"Expands the limits of the sword and sorcery genre. Exciting, magical, intelligent." —Publishers Weekly


The Middle Kingdoms are four small realms located at the heart of a world where humanity is slowly finding its feet again, many centuries after the banishment of an ancient evil. Their world is an alternate Earth—one of many millions of companion worlds gathered together in one small sheaf of the great, ever-shifting Pattern of universes.

Here Dragons are real—ancient travelers from another world far away among the stars. Here magic, in several forms, is more or less a commonplace. And here the Goddess Who rules everything is not hidden away, but part of most people's lives, walking in Her world.

In such a world the impossible gives way unexpectedly to the marvelous. In such a world, a part-time blacksmith, a runaway prince, a rogue Dragon, a wandering swordswoman and an insatiably curious fire elemental can join forces to put the rightful King on his throne, defeat the Goddess's immortal and malicious Shadow, and (if they're very lucky) ultimately save a world that's very much worth saving...

The Middle Kingdoms' pansexual, polyamorous, and broadly inclusive fictional culture was an early example of non-straight representation in the epic fantasy genre, and garnered critical praise across its field.

Reader advisory: These novels contain adult/mature themes and situations set in a sexually diverse and inclusive culture.

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The Door Into Fire
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Book 1 of The Tale of the Five "Good strong stuff with the right light touch." (Terry Pratchett) •"Expands the...
The Door Into Shadow
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The Door Into Sunset
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The "Tale of the Five" Omnibus
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"Good strong stuff with the right light touch." --Terry Pratchett"Expands the limits of the swords and sorcery genre. Exciting, magical,...