THIS ALIEN SHORE

“Packed with action and imagined worlds
and filled to the brim with sparkling detail”

NEWSWEEK

“A potent metaphor for the toleration of diversity”

NEW YORK TIMES

THE COLDFIRE TRILOGY

“A feast for those who like their fantasies dark”

LOCUS

“Packed with action and imagined worlds
and filled to the brim with sparkling detail”

NEWSWEEK

“A potent metaphor for the toleration of diversity”

NEW YORK TIMES

“A feast for those who like their fantasies dark”

LOCUS

Nightborn: Coldfire Rising

Nightborn: Coldfire Rising

DAW Books – 2023
ISBN: 9780756410926
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A prequel to the lauded Coldfire trilogy, Friedman’s latest novel mixes the best of dark fantasy and chilling sci-fi.

A ship full of colonists arrive on a seemingly hospitable planet, only to discover that it harbors a terrifying secret. Soon the settlers find themselves caught up in a desperate battle for survival against the fae, a natural force with the power to prey upon the human mind itself, bringing a person’s greatest fears and darkest nightmares to life.

As Colony Commander Leon Case and Chief Medic Lise Perez struggle to find a way to control the fae before more people die, other settlers have ideas of their own…and they may prove more of a threat to colony than the fae itself.

Nightborn: Coldfire Rising is a tale that blends sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, suspenseful and emotionally intense, as a handful of humans struggle to survive on an alien world that seems determined to kill them. In the end they will have to draw upon both scientific knowledge and mystical traditions to save themselves.

Whether you’re just discovering the Coldfire universe through this prequel or returning to it as a classic favorite, Nightborn: Coldfire Rising is the perfect entry point to this unique, genre-blending space fantasy epic.

Coldfire Merchandise

Coldfire Merchandise

There is now COLDFIRE MERCHANDISE!!!

A Coldfire Journal is available in paperback and hardcover.  It’s a beautiful 6” X 9”notebook with decorative borders on lined pages, a front cover featuring Jon Goff’s rendering of Tarrant’s coldfire sword absorbing the earth-fae, and a quote from Gerald Tarrant on the back.  You can get it in my store, or from Amazon.com:

You can also buy Coldfire mugs, T-shirts, mouse pads, tote bags, and many other items on Redbubble, celebrating the beauty of the earth-fae, chilling quotes from Tarrant, and Core rising over Erna. There are also dragons and vintage fashion items, because, why not?

Coldfire Journal

Coldfire Journal

Now available: COLDFIRE JOURNAL!  Tarrant’s coldfire sword glows against a deep blue background, with a quote from the Prophet on the back of this lined 6 X 9.  Perfect for your story ideas, game notes, poetry, spells, or midnight journaling, and a great gift for any fantasy fan.

Available now!

Victorian Parlor Games

Victorian Parlor Games

Entertain your Victorian guests in style with the help of detailed instructions from Collier’s Cyclopedia of Social and Commercial Information, published in 1883. The large 8X10 pages are packed with information on parlor games, card games, games of skill, parlor magic, puzzles, riddles, acrostics, and outdoor games, including period rules for some familiar sports.It’s an invaluable collection of primary source material for historians, novelists, performers, directors, re-creationists, and sports history buffs, as well as anyone who is just tired of online games and would like to explore more interactive options with friends and family.

Collier’s chapters on gaming are reproduced here in their original illustrated format, lavishly embellished with Victorian motifs. It’s a beautiful memento of times past, and the perfect gift for any history or gaming lover.

Available now!