THIS ALIEN SHORE
“Packed with action and imagined worlds
and filled to the brim with sparkling detail”
“A potent metaphor for the toleration of diversity”
NEW YORK TIMES
THE COLDFIRE TRILOGY
“A feast for those who like their fantasies dark”
In this exclusive interview, Celia explains how Nightborn connects to the trilogy, why it alters the formula from epic fantasy with some horror and sci-fi to sci-fi with some horror and fantasy, as well as her plans for other novels in the Coldfire universe.
Nightborn is available on Audible! The unabridged audiobook narrated by Marc Vietor has a running time of 9 hrs and 52 mins.
Celia and Nikki discuss building the beautiful world of Erna from The Coldfire Trilogy, Celia’s sources of inspiration, the “vampire” Gerald Tarrant, her latest Coldfire novel NIGHTBORN, her future plans, and much more!
Celia will be appearing in an interview on the Youtube channel iWizard. July 6, 2 p.m. EDT.
Here is a video they have already posted about the series: 9 Reasons to Read THE COLDFIRE TRILOGY by C. S. Friedman
Coldfire has been listed as one of the best fantasy series ever on Fantasy Hotlist.
“A dark fantasy masterpiece! If there was such a thing as a fantasy Hall of Fame, Gerald Tarrant would be part of it. It’s been nearly three decades since Black Sun Rising was published and the Coldfire trilogy remains one of the very best dark fantasy series to ever see the light.”
View the full “best of” list at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist.
Great review for Nightborn!
“NIGHTBORN: COLDFIRE RISING is the perfect segue into the larger series and answered all of those nagging questions I had with regard to the origins of the colonization of the enigmatic planet of Erna. This was always a trilogy that begged for a prequel in my opinion and Friedman has written one that is about as perfect as you could ask for. This prequel gives the reader a front row seat as the first settlers of Erna begin to realize that the planet they all thought might be ideal for colonization slowly reveals that it is anything but.”
Read the full review at https://outofthisworldrev.blogspot.com
June is Audiobook Appreciate Month. To celebrate the occasion. Audiobooks.com is offering a 50% discount promotion on This Virtual Night! This is the UK edition so country restrictions may apply. The discount will be available until 7/9/2023.
A prequel to the lauded Coldfire trilogy, Friedman’s latest novel mixes the best of dark fantasy and chilling sci-fi.
A ship full of colonists arrive on a seemingly hospitable planet, only to discover that it harbors a terrifying secret. Soon the settlers find themselves caught up in a desperate battle for survival against the fae, a natural force with the power to prey upon the human mind itself, bringing a person’s greatest fears and darkest nightmares to life.
As Colony Commander Leon Case and Chief Medic Lise Perez struggle to find a way to control the fae before more people die, other settlers have ideas of their own…and they may prove more of a threat to colony than the fae itself.
Nightborn: Coldfire Rising is a tale that blends sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, suspenseful and emotionally intense, as a handful of humans struggle to survive on an alien world that seems determined to kill them. In the end they will have to draw upon both scientific knowledge and mystical traditions to save themselves.
Whether you’re just discovering the Coldfire universe through this prequel or returning to it as a classic favorite, Nightborn: Coldfire Rising is the perfect entry point to this unique, genre-blending space fantasy epic.