Middle Kingdoms

The Landlady

In this 75,000-word novel set in the main character through-line of the Door Into... series, sorceress and swordswoman Segnbora tai-Enraesi -- last scion of one of the Forty Noble Houses of Darthen and hero of the great War against the Shadow -- is forced to come to grips with the one part of her life she's successfully avoided for more than a decade: her day job.

Eligible for 2019 Hugo Award nomination: the Tale of the Five Series

The Five contemplate a Hugo Award

So it's that time of year when nominations open up for the World Science Fiction Society's Hugo Awards, and it turns out that work of mine is eligible to be nominated for one in 2019. (I confess to being a little excited, since some of my earliest work is involved -- not to mention my very earliest award-nominated work -- in a universe for which I have something of a soft spot.)

The Levin-Gad

In this 20,000-word novelette set in the main character through-line of the Door Into... novels, the first man in a thousand years to bear the Blue Flame of Power, Herewiss s'Hearn, is now happily married to King Freelorn of Arlen, their lover Segnbora tai-Enraesi, the fire elemental Sunspark and the dragon Hasai. But Herewiss tells none of them why (at a most delicate moment) he must undertake a clandestine mission to the city of Darthis.

The Tale of the Five / The "Middle Kingdoms Sequence"

   

This is the series the first volume of which marked Diane Duane's entry into the fantasy field, and brought her her first award nomination (for the John W. Campbell Award for best new SF/fantasy writer). Since then the Tale of the Five has been hailed for its early groundbreaking approach to sword and sorcery, as relevant now as when the books made their debut.

The three "Middle Kingdoms" novels are now available as ebooks in all the major formats. Click on the cover images for download / purchase info.

The Tale of the Five / The "Middle Kingdoms Sequence"

   

This is the series the first volume of which marked Diane Duane's entry into the fantasy field, and brought her her first award nomination (for the John W. Campbell Award for best new SF/fantasy writer). Since then the Tale of the Five has been hailed for its early groundbreaking approach to sword and sorcery, as relevant now as when the books made their debut.

The three "Middle Kingdoms" novels are now available as ebooks in all the major formats. Click on the cover images for download / purchase info.

The Tale of the Five / The "Middle Kingdoms Sequence"


   


This is the series the first volume of which marked Diane Duane's entry into the fantasy field, and brought her her first award nomination (for the John W. Campbell Award for best new SF/fantasy writer). Since then the Tale of the Five has been hailed for its early groundbreaking approach to sword and sorcery, as relevant now as when the books made their debut.

The three "Middle Kingdoms" novels are now available as ebooks in all the major formats. Click on the cover images for download / purchase info.