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Black Sun Rising (Coldfire Trilogy)

by Celia Friedman

Rating: ★★★★☆

Synopsis: 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 …

Normally I don’t like or read any fantasy, but Robin and Tim gave me this for Christmas with a strong recommendation. And I have to say, I really enjoyed it.

There were many things that don’t really make complete logical sense, like, why is Gerald going to the Rakhlands at all? But it is believable and moral and human. I am definitely reading the next two books in the trilogy.