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Coldfire Trilogy #01: Black Sun Rising

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ISBN13: 9780886775278
ISBN10: 0886775272
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Over a millennium ago, Erna, a seismically active yet beautiful world was settled by colonists from far-distant Earth. But the seemingly habitable planet was fraught with perils no one could have foretold, and the colonists found themselves caught in a desperate battle for survival against the fae, a terrifying natural force with the power to prey upon the human mind itself, drawing forth a person's worst nightmare images or most treasured dreams and indiscriminately giving them life.

Twelve centuries after fate first stranded the colonists on Erna, mankind has achieved an uneasy stalemate, and human sorcerers manipulate the fae for their own profit, little realizing that demonic forces which feed upon such efforts are rapidly gaining in strength. Now, as the hordes of the dark fae multiply, four people—Priest, Adept, Apprentice, and Sorcerer—are about to be drawn inexorably together for a mission which will force them to confront an evil beyond their imagining, in a conflict which will put not only their own lives but the very fate of humankind in jeopardy...

Synopsis:

The highly acclaimed author of In Conquest Born turns her attention to fantasy in her boldest and most provocative work to date. On a far-distant planet, ancestors of the original colonists from Earth are caught in a desperate battle for survival against the fae--a terrifying natural force that preys on the human mind. "Promises to be a magnum opus of the imagination".-- Library Journal.

About the Author

An acknowledged master of Dark Fantasy, Celia Friedman is a John W. Campbell award finalist, and the author of the highly acclaimed Coldfire Trilogy, New York Times Notable Book of the Year This Alien Shore, In Conquest Born, The Madness Season, The Wilding and The Magister Trilogy.  Ms. Friedman worked for twenty years as a professional costume designer, but retired from that career in 1996 to focus on her writing. She lives in Virginia, and can be contacted via her website, www.csfriedman.com.

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ninedin, August 1, 2007 (view all comments by ninedin)
For those who never heard of this novel: give it a try and read it! A brilliantly executed mix of fantasy and SF, "The Coldfire Trilogy" is an action and adventure pack fantasy with wonderfully crafted characters and at the same time a profound reflection on the power of religion and the concept of redemption. Besides, I'm afraid in most cases it takes just a few pages in the company of a certain Gerald Tarrant, the novel's main (anti)hero, to fall in love hopelessly and completely... Great book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780886775278
Author:
Friedman, C. S.
Publisher:
Daw Books
Author:
Friedman, C. S.
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Vryce, damien (fictitious character)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. print.
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Coldfire Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
6.93x4.22x1.67 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The highly acclaimed author of In Conquest Born turns her attention to fantasy in her boldest and most provocative work to date. On a far-distant planet, ancestors of the original colonists from Earth are caught in a desperate battle for survival against the fae--a terrifying natural force that preys on the human mind. "Promises to be a magnum opus of the imagination".-- Library Journal.
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