Black Sun Rising

Black Sun Rising By C.S. Friedman, Black Sun Rising THE POWER OF THE FAEOver a millenium 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 o
  • Title: Black Sun Rising
  • Author: C.S. Friedman
  • ISBN: 9780886775278
  • Page: 490
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  • Black Sun Rising By C.S. Friedman, THE POWER OF THE FAEOver a millenium 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 upoTHE POWER OF THE FAEOver a millenium 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 a person s worst nightmare images 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 realizing 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
    Black Sun Rising By C.S. Friedman, Black Sun Rising The Coldfire Trilogy, Book Friedman Black Sun Rising is the first novel in Celia Friedman s Coldfire Trilogy This SF epic fantasy hybrid was very highly regarded upon its initial release in the United States, but oddly it wasn t until a year or so ago that Orbit finally published the first UK edition. Black Sun Rising Black Sun Rising The Coldfire Trilogy, by C.S Friedman Black Sun Rising is a brilliant setting with a mediocre story A warrior priest and his companions track a demon in order to restore one of their members memories, but are forced into an alliance with perhaps the greatest evil of all the former Prophet, damned by his own church and driven into a dark pact which brings both power and a vampiric curse. Black Sun Rising Order of the Black Sun by Preston W Black Sun Rising The third book in the trilogy was just as exciting as the first two It was quite an adventure I hope to read about Sam, Nina and Dave in the future flag Like see review Jan , Dave rated it it was amazing Really greAt story line Black Sun Rising The New Inquiry Landig, already a major influence on the occultist Thule Society that influenced National Socialist theology in its earliest days, developed the Black Sun as the cult s symbol The circular symbol was composed of three interlocking swastikas radiating out from a center point like the sun s rays. Black Sun Rising Order of the Black Sun Series Book Black Sun Rising leads the reader on a roller coaster ride in search of a legend Packed with breathtaking suspense and nerve shredding action, Black Sun Rising is a thrilling read for all fans of action, suspense, and intrigue.
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    1. Black Sun Rising Or, How Ciani Got Her Groove Backo major things to note in this sometimes absorbing, sometimes ridiculous science fantasy novel a fascinatingly developed magic system and a head smackingly stupid questgarding the stupidity, let s first clear the air with some extended ranting, so we can later speak on pleasant things and end on an agreeably positive note C.S Friedman seems like an endearing author her writing style can be lazy but it can also be interestingly quirky so i feel w [...]


    2. 5.0 to 5.5 stars C.S Friedman is one of my favorite authors and I have never read one of her books that I haven t loved I am in the process of re reading her books after first reading them many years ago and I started with this one The first book of the Coldfire trilogy, this book takes place on the planet Erna which was colonized by people from Earth over a thousand years ago When the colonist first landed on Erna, they discovered the Fae which is a natural force that causes the thoughts of peo [...]


    3. With Black Sun Rising, author C.S Friedman transports us into a world of darkness, where your fears can manifest themselves to haunt and hunt you.Erna is a planet humans from earth reached via spacship and settled onto This sounds like SF, but is just a backdrop for a dark fantasy novel.The society wasn t able to hold up to the level of progress of a spacefaring people So, the atmosphere is of a gothic victorian world Think Bram Stoker s Dracula and you have a good picture.Eevryday life is affe [...]


    4. This was great.Main plot has been seen many times.Fellowship travels to the hearth of darkness for good cause, in this case to restore hot sorceress power.Their travel will take them across Erna, planet who creatures and natural laws are shaped but it s inhabitants both conscious and subconscious mind.Erna itself is biggest reason for my high rating as it s one of most fascinating setting I came across.While this book is technically sci fi Erna is colonized planet book play mostly plays out like [...]


    5. Im having a hard time with rating this If I were to rate the world building and magic system, I would give it 5 stars, they are absolutely brilliant This has strong sci fi elements mixed with fantasy The whole thing is happening in distant future Humanity has moved to this planet that is totally different from planet Earth It has something that at first looks like magic.It is inhabited by sentiment forces who feed on human emotions blood semen and can be tapped to fuel various things But they ca [...]


    6. Okayis is another I d like to give 3.5 as it s got to be above a 3 but I didn t care for it as much as I have many of the books I ve given a 4.It has an interesting world system I don t think the term magic system works well here as it all has to do with the planet or world on which the action takes place To say would of course entail spoilers This book might be accurately called science fantasy rather than epic or high fantasy as it s built around the assumption of an earth colony that arrive [...]


    7. Black Sun Rising is a brilliant setting with a mediocre story A warrior priest and his companions track a demon in order to restore one of their member s memories, but are forced into an alliance with perhaps the greatest evil of all the former Prophet, damned by his own church and driven into a dark pact which brings both power and a vampiric curse The novel sets up a variety of interesting themes but concludes its bloated story with cliches, a disappointment given the great world crafting of C [...]


    8. A re read for me Read this back in the early 90 s and completely forgot everything.The good I liked the writing style in that it is very descriptive and shows than tells Tarrant and the priest were well developed and complex characters and I loved them both.The world building was fantastic.yond fantastic The pace was steady with good conflict and I did not skim.The bad MC Ciani was a useless and underdeveloped charcter She was not used to her full potential I cared nothing about her which nearl [...]


    9. Started reading book as it was recommended to me by many people, and also a book club of which I am an member was doing it for this month.But after almost completing almost 80% of this book, I don t give a damn about the world which the author has created neither the characters, so I am going to stop reading this book and further books in this series.I am just going to highlight the weak points for this book.1 The story is all over the place The book begins with a certain premise and plot, but c [...]



    10. Executive Summary I have mixed feelings on this book Sometimes it was a 2 star, sometimes 4, and in the end I settled on 2.5 rounded up I wanted to like it than I actually did.Audiobook One of the things that attracted me to doing this book was how much I enjoyed R.C Bray as the narrator of The Martian He s quite good here, but at some points he s too good What do I mean by that Well his voices for some of the characters are so spot on the description as to be jarring, and I d spend most of the [...]


    11. I finally made it to the end of this awful book, mostly by skipping about eighty pages in the latter half figured out what I d missed within five repetitive pages, and no need to slog through and then skimming the rest.All in all, this writer had a good idea, some fun character interplay potential and NO EDITING As in, where was her EDITOR This could have been trimmed to less than half its dense, repetitive mass with such greater impact Apparently this is part one of a trilogy the rest of which [...]


    12. I m not really sure what I didn t like about this book The setting was amazing, the plot was interesting, the characters were well, they weren t horrible, but I ve read better And that, I think, is where it lost me I liked the characters well enough, but their problems didn t engage me I wasn t particularly upset when one of the characters died, I wasn t particularly glad when they resolved some of their issues, and I wasn t particularly interested to find out what happened to them in the later [...]


    13. Strong points to this book Excellent, dark atmosphere Rich worldbuilding Weak points Character depth Storyline and its execution Still a good read


    14. There were some good elements of story here, and some good world concepts However, the execution leaves a lot to be desired The prose is choppy, full of adverbs and redundancies If I had to hear he smiled grimly one time, I was prepared to gouge out my eardrums I listened to the audio, obviously The plot drags on and on And on And on some Events take forever to set up, and then when something does happen, I m like what the hell Where did that come from Should I rewind Oh, Hell no I don t care [...]


    15. Black Sun Rising is the first novel in C.S Friedman s popular COLDFIRE trilogy I read Dominion, the prequel novella, a couple of years ago after reading and loving several of her science fiction novels I admire Friedman s worldbuilding and her writing style.The COLDFIRE trilogy feels like traditional epic fantasy, but it would best be categorized as science fantasy because it takes place in the far future on Erna, a planet colonized by humans looking for a habitable world When they got to this w [...]


    16. How can you take such an interesting, excited and complicated world with so many conflict possibilities and write such a crap book about it It s rather amazing.I haven t read a proper fantasy novel since my early high school days Back then I used chain read Andre Norton but I can tell you very little about as it has been mostly eradicated from my memory to make room for all the plotlines of Grey s Anatomy Therefore I can t tell you if C.S Friedman writes badly or whether she is in line with othe [...]


    17. Introvabile nelle nostre librerie, fuori catalogo da non so quanti anni, Il Cavaliere del Sole Nero della Friedman un autentico capolavoro, di quelli che se per caso la Nord decidesse mai di ripubblicarlo sarei in prima fila per aggiudicarmene una copia.La Friedman sa scrivere, sa tessere una trama forte e sempre intrigante e, soprattuto, sa creare dei personaggi indimenticabili.Sono rimasta incollata alle pagine di questo libro fin dal prologo e da quella domanda che trascina subito nel mondo o [...]


    18. There is an old episode of Star Trek .Okay, for you born after the 1990s, I m talking about the really old ones You know the ones with the Enterprise attached to a string, with Leonard, with Shatner and his ever changing girdle.Anyway, in this episode, Lt Uhura, who is very cool, gets her knowledge zapped by some alien in bad make up.That s this book, sorta.The book is about power, knowledge, people, and cost Very few books deal with cost This is one of them I enjoyed this book very much.See the [...]


    19. Black Sun Rising is another highly recommended fantasy novel that I took my time to get around to finally reading Having completed this novel I admit that I am slightly torn about it as an entire experience On the whole it is not quite as great a read as other novels I have rated four stars, yet at the same time there are large patches of the novel which are five star quality These patches unfortunately mix with the three and two star patches The biggest issue I had with Black Sun Rising, and th [...]


    20. Don t let my low ranking deter you this is a perfectly fine book, just not my exactly my personal cup of tea.First off it has kind of a fairytale vibe for me and I never liked those.It also starts off with a feel like a secondary world but after a short while so no spoiler we learn that it actually us humans in the future and I personally HATE mix ups of realworld and secondary worlds No idea why it just doesn t click with me.It is written emotionally don t get me wrong, it isn t a romance or an [...]


    21. five stars for classic science fantasy with wonderful world building vivid setting and characters, a straight forward and satisfying story my only complaint concerned anachronisms in the prose style e.g characters from a pseudo medieval or maybe pseudo neogothic culture using corporate slang like PR but overall, this is a wonderful series and deserves to be revisited in this era of gritty fantasy i m looking for the rest of the series.


    22. 1200 years ago, human colonists landed on the planet Erna, which they quickly discovered was home to an energy field called the force fae, which reacts to the human mind by giving life to people s unconscious fears and desires This doesn t mix very well with human technology, so what we have here is a kind of post apocalyptic science fantasy indeed, the characters stop at an Inn of the New Sun early in the book, hint hint.With that very appealing background in place, our story proper begins with [...]


    23. I slogged through about half of the book, thinking maybe it will get better I heard a lot of praises for this trilogy, so I expected something quite different But I give up I m done No .One reason why this book gets two and not one star is the magic system, which is interesting, if confusing humans can use, consciously or unconsciously, natural forces of the planet Erna called fae to, well, do stuff, like materialize fantasies or nightmares, or change reality in accordance to their purpose So we [...]


    24. Lovely present from Lys 3Mmmm It s kind of difficult to rate this book I loved some things and I disliked others The world building and the magic system are really original and well written and the characters are quite complex and well developed, but sometimes the plot itself bored me All in all I did like the book but there are some things that bothered me First of all the book felt really slow I mean, I get why all these pages were needed, but at the same time I was bored anyway sometimes I al [...]


    25. I found the fantasy world that was created here to be very interesting, and the author certainly does like her anti heroes, based on this book and the one other I ve read by her so far However, I felt that the backstory and some of the characters could have used filling out We ve barely been introduced to our main characters when suddenly they are thrust into their Designated Quest, supposedly in part because of the deep feelings two of the characters apparently formed for each other virtually [...]


    26. I am almost finished with this book and even though it took me longer than usual to get into the story, i must admit that right now I will have a tough time putting the book down I want to know what happens.In this story, I seem to like the bad guy a k a Gerald Tarrant way better than the good guy a k a Damien Vryce Gerald has this je ne sais quoi about him, and I cannot help but like him Without wanting to give away the story, Cianni is a character that is necessary to the story, but not really [...]


    27. I struggled, oh how I struggled This was the second time I started this book, the first was a DNF This time I did get to half the book, but yawn.The world is fascinating Scifi mixed with fantasy Humans came to a planet and settled They lost their tech ad found magic and a cruel world Awesome worldbuilding.But, the characters are flat, the story was not interesting After 250 pages I started to skim I just could not bother any At the end I closed the book, and will not read or care what happens.I [...]


    28. Yet another book I couldn t finish I gave this one a good try read up to 176 and then asked myself why am I forcing myself to read a book that bores me The characters are wooden and uninteresting you learn pretty much nothing about them or even what they look like The main guy falls in love with the girl in a week and decides to travel to the ends of the planet and face death just to help her The magic system was not interesting to me and I really dislike the authors writing style It s hard to k [...]


    29. This is a good book, and the concept behind the plot is really intriguing, but there were places where the story line lagged a bit I also had a bit of trouble connecting with the characters But there is great imagery in this book, and the setting and descriptions are really awesome In conclusion there are some things that I loved about this book, and other things that I didn t really like that much.


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