Black Sun Rising - Coldfire Trilogy 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Erna had been colonized a millenium ago by far-distant Earth. Now, mankind has found a way to survive with the fae, a natural force that has the power to prey upon a person's worst fears. But the dark forces of the fae are multiplying as human sorcerers try to manipulate it. Damien Kilcannon Vryce, a priest, finds himself on a mission to save his newfound friend, the adept, Ciani. Along the way, they are forced to accept help from the Hunter, a dangerous and deadly sorcerer who no one can trust. But Damien soon learns that this involves more than Ciani. This danger threatens all of Erna. "Black Sun Rising" by C.S. Friedman is filled with adventure, intrigue, mystery and danger.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's If magical mental powers:    -   healing


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   empty, or nearly empty world    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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