Black Sun Rising Paperback
Part of the Coldfire Trilogy series
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 images from a person's worst nightmare 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 realising 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 ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/10/2006
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781841495415
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Review by jaecee666
This book is an excellent introduction to the series, and readers should definitely take the warning "DARK fantasy" straight to heart! It is a well written and dramatic story set in a very creative world, although I think some of the ideas about the fae should/could have been explored in more depth and detail - there is a sense of "assumed common knowledge", a lot of concepts would have benefited from being unpacked in greater depth throughout the story rather than being treated as assumed knowledge. Other than that there is a lot I liked about this story, especially a general lack of predictability which is always nice. I am looking forwards to reading the next two when I get a chance to pick them up!