Black Sun Rising (Coldfire Series #1)

Black Sun Rising (Coldfire Series #1)

by C. S. Friedman

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Black Sun Rising (Coldfire Series #1) by C. S. Friedman

The Coldfire trilogy tells a story of discovery and battle against evil on a planet where a force of nature exists that is capable of reshaping the world in response to psychic stimulus. This terrifying force, much like magic, has the power to prey upon the human mind, drawing forth a person's worst nightmare images or most treasured dreams and indiscriminately giving them life. This is the story of two men: one, 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. They are absolute enemies who must unite to conquer an evil greater than anything their world has ever known.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756403140
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 09/06/2005
Series: Coldfire Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 507,163
Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 5.94(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

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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"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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Black Sun Rising (Coldfire Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
HR_Readnstuff More than 1 year ago
Great book with a gritty, dark world and nice character development. Definitely not your standard fare.
BryanM379 More than 1 year ago
This was the first book i ever read by CS Freidman, and i am only sorry i hadn't heard about her or this series before! It is the best fantasy novel i have ever read, and combined with the completion of When True Night Falls, and Crown of Shadows makes this the best fantasy series i have ever read. The interaction of the characters with each other, the clashing personalities, the seemingly inconsequential details that give each character (Especially Zen) a very real feeling. The world sucked my in with its, sci-fi meets fantasy elements. After finishing this book, i immediately went out and bought the the next two books.
anne_jindra More than 1 year ago
They landed on a world with strangely swirling mists. Disembarking and beginning to build, the new colony slowly fell in love with their new home. Until the mists began to take form. At first it was wonderful, odd and exciting things wandered out of the mists- anything you could imagine, but as the population slowly grew fearful, it devolved into madness. Even more than their dreams and hopes, their fears were so strong that they fueled the nightmares which became reality and in turn fed the horror of the magic that was native to this new place. Technology began to fail, if you believed it would. Engines were openly examined, so that everyone would be reassured that they worked, people lost the non-tangible tech they had brought with them as it randomly became obsolete. Civilization devolved and their escape route closed before they realized it- the ships that brought them here no longer worked. He was a hero, fighting with everything he had to tame the mists, sacrificing anything for a better world- until the Church condemned him, and everyone believed it. Now he's no longer even a man, he feeds off of people and knows that on the other side awaits the lowest, burning hell. And a priest is going to ask him for help. Because believe it or not, inside the mists, things are getting worse... Tatianna Anne Jindra On YouTube BadFantasyRx https://badfantasyrx.blogspot.com/2016/10/black-sun-rising-magic-belief-and.html
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Amazing and original story. I have read trilogy at least five or six times.
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BobBD More than 1 year ago
This is a series I read when I was in high school. These are a few of my goto books for an enjoyable read with imaginative characters. 
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