By Diane Duane
Within the 3rd and climactic quantity of the story of the 5, Freelorn, exiled prince of Arlen, heads domestic to conflict for his misplaced throne at last... however the odds are stacked opposed to him. His land has accomplished an phantasm of balance below the reign of his usurping half-brother Cillmod, and never everyone seems to be confident that Freelorn's rule -- even if he's the rightful inheritor and selected successor to the half-divine White Lion of Arlen -- will be that a lot of an improvement.
But a few haven't any doubts in any respect, and may do no matter what it takes to maintain Freelorn from retaking his throne. this sort of is the sorcerer Rian, Cillmod's leader consultant, who has helped Cillmod twist to his use the royal magics that experience preserved Arlen and its throne for hundreds of years. And even though Freelorn has assistance from Herewiss, first guy in centuries to own the damaging strength of the blue hearth, and Eftgan, Queen of Arlen's neighbor-country and immemorial best friend Darthen, even their mixed energy will not be adequate to damage the lethal grip of the shadowy strength manipulating Cillmod and Rian to Its personal ends.
Freelorn and his pals and allies -- human and differently -- needs to now placed their lives at the line in a last crusade within which he and so they notice they've got turn into instruments within the fingers of the Goddess opposed to Her so much poor and old enemy. And for Freelorn, the ultimate sacrifice to save lots of his land from the triumph of an age-old evil will confront him with a decision extra negative than something he can have imagined: loss of life with these he loves... or immortality with out them.
Edition word: A word in this edition’s textual content: The Door into sundown used to be first released via Corgi Books within the united kingdom in 1991, as a paperback unique. This variation used to be by way of the Tor hardcover and paperback variations of 1992/3, that have been revealed from the united kingdom plates and for this reason additionally characteristic British spellings and punctuation (single charges rather than double fees, etc).
In this model of the text—which used to be initially meant to open the second one of a couple of omnibus volumes from the now unfortunately defunct writer Meisha Merlin—some moderate changes were made to the publication because it seemed within the print versions. Occasional strains minimize from past variations or the author’s ultimate draft were restored, and the e-book as a complete has been corrected again to the author’s hottest American English layout.
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The priest had sought her out to give her his sympathies on the death of her brother. The only Rederni aside from Tier who had. She hadn’t been quite sure how to deal with a priest—Travelers had little use for the minions of the gods—but he’d seemed like a good person. ” “It must have been more than that,” Seraph said thoughtfully. ” She put them against her face and rubbed against them like a cat, soaking in the warmth that emanated from the battered wood. “Old wooden beads,” she said. “I can’t tell exactly how old, but they’ve been given in love and worn that way for a long, long time.
When she managed it at last, Ushireh’s body sat up in the pyre, and his head turned until he could ﬁx his glowing eyes on her. Seraph shrank back and tried to close her eyes. As if in death he’d acquired the magic he’d so envied her in life, his will kept her from looking away from him. “You left me,” he said. “You left your duty. ” She awoke with a gasp and a cry and was gathered into warm arms and rocked gently. 44 Pa t r i c i a B r i g g s “Shh,” said Tier, “it was a dream. ” She buried her head in his shoulder and gave up a lifetime of self-control to sob raggedly against him.
I won’t tell anyone else,” she said. ” She glanced up at the mountains that towered above the narrow trail and shivered. There were not as many thieves in that part of the Empire as there were in the lands to the east where war had driven men off their lands. But Conex the Tinker, who found the dead body beside the trail, was not so honest as all that. He took everything he could ﬁnd of value: two good boots, a bow, a scorched sword with scraps of ﬂesh still clinging to it (he almost left that but greed outweighed squeamishness in the end), a belt, and a silver ring with a bit of onyx stone set in it.