Black Sun Rising: The Coldfire Trilogy, Book One

Black Sun Rising: The Coldfire Trilogy, Book One

Paperback Coldfire Trilogy (Paperback)

By (author) C S Friedman

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  • Publisher: DAW BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 173mm x 43mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1994
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0886775272
  • ISBN 13: 9780886775278
  • Sales rank: 69,376

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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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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.