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Two men, absolute enemies, must unite to conquer an evil greater than anything their world has ever known. One is a warrior priest ready to sacrifice anything and everything for the cause of humanity's progress; the other, a sorcerer who has survived for countless centuries by a total submission to evil. In their joint quest, both will be irrevocably changed.

©1993 C.S. Friedman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Adnan
  • Chula Vista, CA, United States
  • 08-04-12

Dark epic saga continues

The events describe in this book take place on a different continent compare to the first book. Our pragmatic priest and vampire team up again to confront an evil on other continent that has a potential to destroy the world as it exists.

Uneasy alliance of priest and vampire continue to evolve that neither can survive without each other. Though, inner conflict for priest continue to be a source of intrigue in the story line.

Book is semi repetitive in middle chapters, but it is not too cumbersome. One of the intriguing part of the book is the struggle between main characters and the bad guy becomes very abstract at times. Information extracted form magic is not accurate at times that bad guy sets subtle traps that leads to very interesting over all story. Like the first Book, this book remains dark if not darker.

Vampire goes through inner conflict as well, and makes surprising decisions which are outside of its normal character.

Book does lack humor and it is understandable that subject matter is not all that happy. Ending of the book, however, is very exciting and opens up a lot of possibilities for another book.

I enjoyed the narration that is appropriate for this book. It is not over dramatic nor too meek.

I recommend this book.

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Strong Continuation of the Series

This book is a strong continuation of the story created in the first book. I continue to like the characters and it flirts with being a really amazing book, but it didn't quite feel like it realized that potential. Still, it was very solid and enjoyable, adding depth to the world and telling an interesting story.

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great book well read

I love C.S. Friedman's work, and this reader did an impressive job bringing it to life. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy

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great performance

I love these novels, and such a good performance makes me love it more. Great work.

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Cold Fire Book 2

The narrator was amazing! I look forward to listening to the next installment!
The story is well written,exciting, heartbreaking, creative and entertaining

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Outstanding.

Great story and great narration. An amazing follow up to black sun rising. Highly recommended.

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Better than the first book

Very professional reading with a lot of difference between the various voices. The first book had to take time to establish and explain the world. This book gets to dive right into the story.

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Excellent delivery on a truely involved story.

The narrative brings characters to life in ways a simple reading of the book fails to do.

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Brutal

Some times the violence is slow and some it hits you in the face with a torn off arm.

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Epic Fantasy Bromance

Rivals the dark complexity of the first book. Expertly draws you into the third book!