Herewiss is the only man in centuries to possess the Power of the blue Flame, but he can’t use or control it—not even to help his friend and lover Freelorn, prince of Arlen, exiled from his native land and pursued across the Middle Kingdoms by the usurpers' allies. Invoking perilous sorceries and the even more dangerous assistance of the fire elemental Sunspark, Herewiss manages to rout the armies besieging Freelorn and his little band of followers. Together they flee east to seek brief refuge in the mysterious lands near the edge of the world they know.
But now Herewiss faces a devastating choice. His time to master the blue Fire is running out. Should he abandon his fruitless search and join Freelorn in his fight to regain his kingdom? Or should he seek out the ancient keep in the Waste where countless doors lead into other worlds—among them, perhaps, the door that when opened will show Herewiss how to break through into the Power he must master or die?...
The Door Into Fire, on the strength of which Diane Duane was twice nominated for the Astounding Award for best new writer in the SF/fantasy field, is the first volume in a series that has become a cult classic of LGBTQ fantasy for its unique worldbuilding and its unforgettable characters. The Door Into Fire is now available from Amazon in paperback and ebook formats, or—for 15% less—here at the author's own ebook store. Use the widgets in the margins to make your choice! (Need advice on choosing a format / loading ebooks to your reader or app? Check our sideloading guide.)
Reader advisory: This novel contains adult / mature themes and situations set in a sexually diverse and inclusive culture.