The Madness Season

The Madness Season

by C. S. Friedman

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Overview

Three hundred years had passed since the Tyr conquered the people of Earth as they had previously overcome numerous races throughout the galaxy.  In their victory they had taken the very heart out of the human race, isolating the true individualists, the geniuses, all the people who represented the hopes, dreams, and discoveries of the future, and imprisoning them in dome colonies on planets hostile to human life.  There the Tyr, a race which itself shared a unified gestalt mind, had left these gifted individuals to work on projects which would, the conquerers hoped, reveal all of human kind's secrets to them.

Yet Daetrin's secret as one no scientist had ever uncovered, for down through the years he had succeeded in burying it so well that he had even hidden his real nature from himself. But, taken into custody by the Tyr, there was no longer any place left for Daetrin to run, no new name and life for him to assume. Now he would at last be forced to confront the truth about himself—and if he failed, not just Daetrin but all humans would pay the price...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101174173
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 10/03/1990
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 705,885
File size: 880 KB
Age Range: 18 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.

Customer Reviews

Madness Season 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
slothman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is in contention with Peter Watts' Blindsight for “Best Vampire Novel Ever”.
leld on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aliens, space vampires, space shape shifters, and a love story. Good times. (Also, who are we, and how does this relate to what we are?)
RRLevering on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think the premise for the novel was very interesting. I like when multiple mythologies are pulled into a single universe with an attempt for coherence. In particular, I loved the Marra - the idea of a species that exists only to "fit in" is an awesome concept for dissection and a great mirror for that piece of us that is always trying to find our place in the world. However, he sort of sullied the pure vision by making the Marra partially "emotional" - it felt a little like a convenient plot twist to get some romance into the novel. Additionally, it seemed a bit gratuitous to have two shapechanging species in a single novel without a link.
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good, but not as good as some of ther other boks. Somewhat similar to other books about aliens that conquer Earth and how one individual fights back. The twist here is that the freedom fighter is a vampire, though he's a good vampire... No, not that kind of good vampire, this came way before those recent books. I liked Way of the Pilgrim better, when talking about one man leading a fight against aliens.
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Thought-provoking, intriguing, hard to put down for anything! I know 'Born in Conquest' was the first one, and I was curious if anyone knows if there are any others in the series.