Fire Sea

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Fire Sea
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Author Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Country United States
Language English
Series The Death Gate Cycle
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Publication date
Media type Print ( )
Pages 414 (paperback)
ISBN 0-553-29541-1
OCLC 25400289
Preceded by Elven Star
Followed by Serpent Mage

Fire Sea is the third book in The Death Gate Cycle series written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It was released in 1991.


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 was reviewed by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Voice of Youth Advocates.

The book hit the bestseller lists for Locus, Waldenbooks, and B. Dalton.

Fire Sea reached 15 on the New York Times bestseller list on August 4, 1991.[1]


  1. ^ "Best Sellers: August 4, 1991". New York Times. August 4, 1991. Retrieved 2015-03-16.