||This article reads like a review rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. (November 2008)|
|Author||Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman|
|Series||The Death Gate Cycle|
|Media type||Print ( )|
|Preceded by||Elven Star|
|Followed by||Serpent Mage|
Abarrach, the Realm of Stone. Here, on a barren world of underground caverns built around a core of molten lava, the lesser races—humans, elves, and dwarves—seem to have all died off. Here, too, what may well be the last remnants of the once powerful Sartan still struggle to survive. For Haplo and Alfred, enemies by heritage, traveling companions by necessity, Abarrach may reveal more than either dares to discover about the history of the Sartan and the future of all their descendents.
Abarrach, the World of Stone is just that: lava, stone, poisonous fumes, and precious little food that can be grown. The peoples of Abarrach rely on giant rune-inscribed stone pillars called colossi to provide warmth and breathable atmosphere, but the colossi have been failing slowly for many years. The mensch have all disappeared, and the people living there are far reduced in power; most of their innate magic is consumed with simply keeping them alive.
Haplo is sent to this world and discovers, much about himself and his quest. What he learns here in Abarrach will change his life forever.
Fire Sea reached 15 on the New York Times bestseller list on August 4, 1991.
- "Best Sellers: August 4, 1991". New York Times. August 4, 1991. Retrieved 2015-03-16.