Three centuries ago, the sorcerer Gerald Tarrant abandoned his humanity to join the ranks of the undead, sustaining himself on the blood of the living.
Now he heads north in search of a legend. For it is said there is a Forest where the fae has become so powerful that it devours all who enter it, and he means to test his power.

This prequel novella to C. S. Friedman’s bestselling Coldfire trilogy (Black Sun Rising, When True Night Falls, Crown of Shadows) offer fans of the series a tale of Tarrant’s secret history, while new readers will enjoy a chilling introduction to one of High Fantasy’s most fascinating—and deadly—worlds.

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