Once again, C.S. Friedman shows us strong characters and innovative magic that transcend genre.
Friedman demonstrates once again her talent for populating worlds with unforgettable characters.
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.
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.
DREAMSEEKER, the second volume of the Dreamwalker Trilogy, will be released in hardcover on November 3, 2015. The book will be published by DAW Books and will feature cover art by Alejandro Colucci.
Excerpts will be posted soon!
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.”
“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
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
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.
Dreamwalker is here in paperback. And a beautiful paperback it is, too…get your copy now!
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.