The Dreamwalker Chronicles

Once again, C.S. Friedman shows us strong characters and innovative magic that transcend genre.

PETER V. BRETT
Best-selling Author

Friedman demonstrates once again her talent for populating worlds with unforgettable characters.

LIBRARY JOURNAL
Starred Review

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The Magister Trilogy

“Powerful, intricate plotting and gripping characters distinguish a book in which ethical dilemmas are essential and engrossing.”

BOOKLIST

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The Coldfire Trilogy

This thing is so good I’m going to have to hurt her.

MELANIE RAWN

A feast for those who like their fantasies dark, and as emotionally heady as a rich, red wine.

LOCUS

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Dominion

C. S. Friedman makes fantastic things—and frightening things—seem very real. Her characters are people, not just place-holders, and the worlds she creates are as tangible as a live feed from the battlefront or a crash-landing in a savage and unfamiliar wilderness.

TAD WILLIAMS
bestselling author of SHADOWMARCH, OTHERLAND, and MEMORY, SORROW AND THORN

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The Madness Season

She also writes bright, clear prose that can shine like gemstones or cut like broken glass. If you haven’t read her work you need to do something about that right now.

TAD WILLIAMS
bestselling author of SHADOWMARCH, OTHERLAND, and MEMORY, SORROW AND THORN

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This Alien Shore

Friedman has created a potent metaphor for the tolerance of diversity – an ever-evolving society where the ‘genes of wild genius’ are acknowledged as necessary for survival…Breathlessly plotted, emotionally savvy.

NEW YORK TIMES
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

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Authorview: Celia S. Friedman

Authorview: Celia S. Friedman

From a recent conversation with Kerstin Hall:

“A lot of details are never seen by readers,” [Friedman] says. “Sometimes I come up with details that I intend to put into my books, but more often I develop ideas to flesh out my world and make it feel real, that never are directly relevant to the plot.”

For example…

“In the Dreamwalker series there are small hominids known as “abbies” that serves as slaves. I doubt my main characters will ever find out where that name is from, or who brought them to Terra Prime, or other details of the local slave market…but I need to know all that to keep the story consistent.”Read More


Dreamseeker

Dreamseeker

DAW Books – 2015
ISBN: 0756408954
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When Jessica Drake learned that her DNA didn’t match that of her parents, she had no idea that the search for her heritage would put her family’s lives in danger, or force her to cross into another world. In an alternate Earth dominated by individuals with unnatural mental powers called Gifts, Jessica learned that there was a curse within her blood, one so feared that all who possessed it were destroyed on sight. For she was a Dreamwalker, and the same dark Gift that would allow her to enter the dreams of others would eventually destroy her mind and spread insanity to all those around her.Read More


Dreamseeker

Just turned in the final draft for DREAMSEEKER, volume 2 in the Dreamwalker Trilogy. Yes, it turned out to be a trilogy! Though I considered making it a longer series, I decided my readers deserved an ending in less time than that. Volume 2 ups the ante on darkness, features the young Shadow Isaac as a main character, and should blow away the “second book of a trilogy” curse. Jesse’s dreamwalking powers are front and center, with some wonderful (and disturbing) dream manipulations. Coming in July to a bookstore near you.

Will post excerpts soon.


Tropical Christmas

TROPICAL CHRISTMAS
A Haiku Suite

White-winged birds settle
Softly on beach sands, sunlit,
Dreaming of snowfall

Proud pine trees festooned
With coconuts, reminder
Of the desert Christ.

Vampires dream sweetly
Of nights too long to measure
And buy tickets north.


The Longest NIght

Because you can never have too much vampire poetry….
This one is an (obvious) homage to the poetry of Robert W. Service.

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The Longest Night

There is a land where the cold winds blow
And blood runs chill in mortal veins
Where game is scarce and the hunt is cold,
And loneliness drives a man insane.
There is a place where the world is ice
And where even wolves are loathe to roam.
Where the earth is white and the sky is black
And the spirit frozen.
I call it home.

The living have given it fearsome names
The doomed have cursed it with dying breath,
But it draws them still, for passion and gold,
This frozen empire whose king is Death.
So they brave the darkness that has no end
And they curse the ice that swallows the day
While the madness beckons, that comes of the dark
In a world without sunrise.
I call them prey.Read More