Black Sun Rising

Black Sun Rising : The Coldfire Trilogy, Book One

By (author) C S Friedman


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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...

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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 43.18mm | 272.15g
  • 01 Sep 1994
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • 0886775272
  • 9780886775278
  • 72,166

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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,

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"A magnum opus of the imagination." --Library Journal"Lyric and fanciful...classic high fantasy." --Locus"Hard to put down." --Midwest Book Review

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