Four hundred years after mankind's arrival on Erna, the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant travels north in search of a legend. For it is rumored there is a forest where the fae has become so powerful that it devours all who enter it, and he means to test its power.
This novella prequel to C.S. Friedman's best-selling Coldfire Trilogy (Black Sun Rising, When True Night Falls, Crown of Shadows) offers fans of the series a tale of Tarrant's secret history, while new readers will enjoy a chilling introduction to one of High Fantasy's most fascinating—and deadly—worlds.
©2012 C.S. Friedman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
While normally I would suggest people read this before the rest of the Coldfire series, I can't say that here. While this book was fine it did not really do a good job of really getting me interested in the world or the characters.
Years ago I read the Coldfire books and really loved the first one. Listening to this one brought back a lot of memories but if I was going to suggest it, I would do so only to people who enjoyed the first book.
I wish it was longer.
The confrontation between Gerald and Faith.
No. He spoke in a fairly sinister monotone. Sinister is about right for the tone of the book, but the monotone was awful. I stopped listening and read it off the Kindle.
Yes, please! Because the Coldfire trilogy was brilliant and it's always exciting for the author to come at it from different angles.
The story is great. The performance was not, but if you're the sort with no time or inclination to read, then I'd go ahead and buy the audiobook.
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