By Diane Duane
Within the center Kingdoms, the royal magics are failing. The dread Reaver armies threaten the southern passes, and in the back of them strikes the everlasting malice of the Shadow, sworn to break all it may well of the Goddess's production -- in particular the re-established nation-states of humankind.
One guy stands among the Shadow and its prey: Freelorn Ferrant's son, referred to as the Lion's baby, exiled prince of Arlen. His partners are a wierd workforce -- from Sunspark, a fireplace elemental who's making an attempt demanding to appreciate humankind with no burning somebody to cinders within the procedure, to Eftgan, housewife, mom of 3, and warrior Queen of historic Darthen.
And there also are the keepers of the blue Flame of energy: Herewiss, the 1st guy in centuries to grasp the hearth, and wielder of the nice sword Khávrinen, and Segnbora, a warrior and sorceress whose strength is locked in her poor prior, and who speaks with the tongue of dragons.
Together they are going to face the anonymous terrors of Glasscastle, the place sorrow walks with insanity. they'll scale the impressive heights of the Bluepeaks looking for a kingdom's salvation. and they're going to make the 1st strikes within the apocalyptic warfare that would set the genuine king at the throne... or see their global destroyed.
Edition word: The Door into Shadow used to be first released within the U.S. by way of Bluejay Books in 1984. That edition’s textual content, unchanged with the exception of the substitution of British spellings for American ones, used to be used for the Corgi / Transworld Books variations of Shadow in 1992. For the book’s subsequent U.S. version, released by way of Meisha Merlin Books in 2001, quite a few minor alterations and additions have been made to the unique textual content, together with the recovery of a small volume of fabric edited out of the 1984 edition.
This booklet heavily follows the 2001 textual content, with a few emendations -- commonly a question of mild restructuring, rephrasing and sprucing: no major new plot or personality fabric has been extra. destiny revealed versions of The Door into Shadow will use this model of the textual content.