Black Sun Rising (Coldfire Trilogy, Book 1) by C. S. Friedman

By C. S. Friedman

The Coldfire trilogy tells a narrative of discovery and conflict opposed to evil on a planet the place a strength of nature exists that's able to reshaping the area according to psychic stimulus. This terrifying strength, very like magic, has the ability to prey upon the human brain, drawing forth a person's worst nightmare photos or so much valuable desires and indiscriminately giving them lifestyles. this is often the tale of 2 males: one, a warrior priest able to sacrifice something and every little thing for the reason for humanity's growth; the opposite, a sorcerer who has survived for numerous centuries by way of a complete submission to evil. they're absolute enemies who needs to unite to overcome an evil more than whatever their international has ever recognized.

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After a moment, she took it. An antiquated gesture, straight out of the Revival period. Her hand shook slightly as it came to rest on the wool of his sleeve. No warmth came from the arm beneath, or any other part of him; he was cold— he radiated cold— like the night itself. Just as she, despite her best intentions, radiated fear. Gods above, she prayed, just get me home. I'll be more careful in the future, I swear it. Just get me home tonight. It seemed to her he smiled. " 35 Black Sun Rising She didn't dare respond.

All the same dance, earth and stars alike. This is Earth science, she thought with wonder. The Old Knowledge. Tendrils of fae seeped from the darkness to wind themselves about her, delicate strands of velvet purple that were drawn to her warmth like moths to flame. She shivered as they brushed against her, sensing the wild power within them. All about her the land was alive, with a thousand dark hues that the night had made its own: fragile fae, as he had said, nearly invisible in the moonlight— but strong in the shadows, and hauntingly beautiful.

They hungered for more, and their hunger was powerful enough to take the place of courage when it had to. As it often had to, in those nights that they skirted the sea. After three and a half days— eight moonfalls— they sighted a light far out on the water, that revealed the presence of a small trading craft. Using flares they had brought for just such a purpose, they signaled a desperate cry for help. The sudden splash of green light against the black sky illuminated a small vessel, riding the waves with difficulty.

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