Now at Ebooks Direct and Amazon: THE DOOR INTO SHADOW

“An even stronger book than the first… Absorbing, the kind of book one reads in gulps and cannot put down.” — Andre Norton

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.

Caught in the midst of it all is Segnbora: warrior and loremistress, last scion of minor Darthene nobility, and on the run with the rest of the outlaw following of her sometime lover, Freelorn Ferrant’s son, exiled prince of Arlen. More dangerous than most humans in the group is the innocent and unpredictably deadly fire elemental Sunspark, who’s trying hard to understand humankind without burning everyone to cinders in the process. But deadlier by far is Freelorn's true love, Herewiss, first man in a thousand years to master the blue Flame of Power... and now a target of the Shadow's undying enmity.

That enmity now spills over onto Segnbora as well, thrusting her into a terrifyingly intimate relationship with one of the Middle Kingdoms' ancient Dragonspowerful beyond belief but also alien beyond human understanding. Segnbora must battle the dragon Hasai for control of her mind while Herewiss's and Freelorn's joined fates lead their group across the Kingdoms, into the first moves of the apocalyptic war that will set Arlen's true heir on his throne… or see their world destroyed.

The Door Into Shadow continues the critically-acclaimed "Tale of the Five", a series that has become a cult classic of LGBTQ fantasy both for its groundbreaking expansion of the genre and its unforgettable characters.The Door Into Shadow is now available both at Amazon and 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.