Freelorn, exiled prince of Arlen, heads home to battle for his lost throne at last… but the odds are stacked against him. His land has achieved an illusion of stability under the reign of his usurping half-brother Cillmod, and not everyone's convinced that Freelorn’s rule—even though he is the rightful heir and chosen successor to the half-divine White Lion of Arlen—would be that much of an improvement.
Some of these will do whatever it takes to keep Freelorn from retaking his throne. One is the sorcerer Rian, Cillmod’s chief advisor, who has helped Freelorn's half-brother twist to his use the royal magics that have preserved Arlen and its throne for centuries. Though Lorn has the aid of his lover Herewiss, first man in centuries to possess the dangerous Power of the blue Fire, his friend and new loved the warrior-Firebearer Segnbora, and Eftgan, Queen of Arlen’s neighbor-country and immemorial ally Darthen, even their combined power may not be enough to break the deadly grip of the shadowy force manipulating Cillmod and Rian to Its own ends.
Lorn and his friends and allies, human and otherwise, must now put their lives on the line in a final campaign in which he and they discover they have become tools in the hands of the Goddess against Her most terrible and ancient enemy. And for Freelorn, the final sacrifice to save his land from age-old evil will confront him with a choice more terrible than anything he could have imagined: death with those he loves… or immortality without them.
The Door Into Sunset completes the first sequence of the critically-acclaimed "Tale of the Five", a series that has become a cult classic of fantasy both for its groundbreaking expansion of the genre and its unforgettable characters. The Door Into Sunset is available here at the author's ebook store and in paperback format at Amazon.com. 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.