Books by C.S. Friedman

Celia S. Friedman (born January 12, 1957) is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. Friedman writes epic science fiction and fantasy novels which feature complex interweavings of plot and richly detailed settings. To date she has published eight novels


FEAST OF SOULS by C.S. Friedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Well-fashioned and often absorbing, if hampered by a dearth of sympathetic characters. A good start to the trilogy."
Start of a new fantasy trilogy—an elaborate vampire variant—from the author of the Coldfire trilogy (Crown of Shadows, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
CROWN OF SHADOWS by C.S. Friedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A ponderous, preachy, and disappointing conclusion."
Final volume in Friedman's hybrid Coldfire trilogy (When True Night Falls, 1993, etc.) set on planet Erna with its ambient magic ``fae'' and native ``rakh'' along with human colonists, sorcerers, demons, strong Church, and walking undead. Read full book review >
WHEN TRUE NIGHT FALLS by C.S. Friedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"Not for the purists, but competently wrought, independently intelligible, reasonably engaging, and worth a try for eclectic readers."
Second volume in the Cold Fire trilogy (after the well- received Black Sun Rising, 1991—not reviewed)—a disquieting hybrid epic with a science-fiction backdrop (starship colonists marooned on a remote, hostile planet) and a fantasy plotline: to survive, humanity must battle planet Erna's inimical fae, a sort of evil magic, not to mention the cat-like natives, human sorcerers, demons, and what-all. Read full book review >