When True Night Falls (Coldfire Series #2)

When True Night Falls (Coldfire Series #2)

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by C. S. Friedman
     
 

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Two men, absolute enemies, must unite to conquer an evil greater than anything their world has ever known. One is a warrior priest ready to sacrifice anything and everything for the cause of humanity's progress; the other, a sorcerer who has survived for countless centuries by a total submission to evil. In their joint quest, both will be irrevocably

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Two men, absolute enemies, must unite to conquer an evil greater than anything their world has ever known. One is a warrior priest ready to sacrifice anything and everything for the cause of humanity's progress; the other, a sorcerer who has survived for countless centuries by a total submission to evil. In their joint quest, both will be irrevocably changed.

When True Night Falls is the sequel to C. S. Friedman's acclaimed Black Sun Rising.

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PRAISE FOR THE COLDFIRE TRILOGY:

"Stunning...A feast for those who like their fantasies dark, and as emotionally heady as a rich, red wine." —Locus

"Readers will be enthralled." —Publishers Weekly

"The creative genius of C. S. Friedman burns brightly with the publication of her stunning new novel, blending elements of science fiction and fantasy into an extraordinary reading experience." —Rave Reviews

"Complex and compelling ... The richly detailed setting and strong supporting characters give substance to a tale that explores the consequences of embracing evil in hopes of achieving its redemption. A priority purchase." —Library Journal

"Some of the best writing I have seen in quite a while, and the ending is excellent. Buy this one. Don't wait for it to come out in paperback. Very highly recommended." —Science Fiction Review

"A good mystery wrapped in an adventure story and set against an original and often fascinating background." —Science Fiction Chronicle

"Epic fantasy with a keen, dark edge ... shows off Friedman's gifts of craft and authorial insight." —South Bend Tribune

"Words do not suffice to describe the sheer imaginative genius, not to mention incredible power, of Ms. Friedman's formidable storytelling gift—you simply have to experience it." —Romantic Times

"Hard to put down." —Midwest Book Review

Library Journal
Warrior priest Damien Vryce and immortal sorcerer Gerald Tarrant reunite in an uneasy alliance to combat an evil that threatens the delicate stability of life on Erna. There the mysterious force known as the ``fae'' conjures monsters from the stuff of dreams. This sequel to Black Sun Rising ( LJ 11/15/91) secures Friedman's reputation both as a gifted storyteller and an innovative creator. A good choice for most libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756403164
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
10/04/2005
Series:
Coldfire Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
245,657
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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Meet 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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I'm an avid reader of Sci-Fi & Fantasy and was running out of reading material that didn't involve teen vampires, and stumbled upon this trilogy recommendation on more than one of the "Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books" websites, so I thought I would give it a shot, and was pleasantly surprised! C. S. Friedman writes beautifully. I liked that the content is more for adult reading. And the concepts, plots, and characters are new, refreshing, and very well depicted!
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