I'm sure Gerald would agree with this

A quote I came across today while reading a book and it made me think of Gerald Tarrant. The author of the Coldfire Trilogy never mentions how Gerald managed to secure his position in the court of the king and lead social reforms and establish a church with followers and influence. He must have made a lot of enemies in the course of achieving his goals.

“The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.”
— Niccolò Machiavelli
  • herdcat

audio book

Hi all! I very recently joined the amazon audiobook site and was excited to see that coldfire books were there - I could not see a review or anything though and audio books are quite expensive so I wouldn't want to buy one only to find myself hissing in frustration every time Tarrant spoke because they got the voice all wrong or something... Just wondering if anyone has listened to them and would they recommend? 

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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I

I read this and it strikes me as something Gerald would say. Perhaps it's time for another re-read of the trilogy....
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trobadora: Such Beginning (Coldfire) [PG-13]

My Yuletide fic from this year. It's the story of how the man who used to be Gerald Tarrant, having sacrificed his very identity, nonetheless ends up in a place where ... Well. Let me just say Damien isn't exactly thrilled when he finds out, all right? *g*

Title: Such Beginning
Characters: Gerald Tarrant, Damien Vryce, Narilka Lessing
Relationships: Gerald Tarrant/Narilka Lessing, Gerald Tarrant&Damien Vryce
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In which Damien finds Gerald suspicious, Gerald finds Narilka intriguing, and beginnings and endings meet. (Post-trilogy.)

( Such Beginnning )
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Coldfire Fanfic Index updated!

It's been a while - nearly a year, in fact - and I'm updating the Coldfire Fanfic Index just in time to point you to this year's Yuletide loot before the authors are revealed. Three fics this year - I'm pretty pleased, seeing as how there were none at all last year. *g*

Dividers by Anonymous [E, slash]
Summary: "...crossing the most treacherous of all mountain ranges, fighting off the nightmare beasts that made those cold peaks their home, braving the wild fae and all that it chose to manifest, their own souls' nightmares given substance..." - Black Sun Rises, pg. 21-22 [Tarrant/Vryce]

Storm Before the Calm by Anonymous [G]
Summary: "And he remembered the storm that had overtaken them in mid-journey - hearing its winds lash the deck anew, seeing the storm-driven waves curl over the prow, angry froth cascading down forty, fifty, sixty feet to smash onto the deck with a tsunami's force - and he remembered thinking then that it was all over, that they had taken one chance too many, that this monster of the equatorial regions would surely devour them before nightfall. And then Tarrant had emerged." -When True Night Falls, Chapter One

Such Beginning by Anonymous [T, het]
Summary: In which Damien finds Gerald suspicious, Gerald finds Narilka intriguing, and beginnings and endings meet. (Post-trilogy.) [Gerald/Narilka, Gerald&Damien]


And everyone else has been quite prolific as well, it seems! ( follow me to my journal for 53 (!!) more new stories! )

As ever, let me know if I've missed anything, or if you spot any errors!
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  • fyrie

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I've just finished a re-read of the trilogy and got caught up in mentally casting it all over again:

I also have loose ideas for Hesseth. Possibly Michelle Yeoh or Maggie Q, simply for their grace and elegance. The Prince could be someone like Guy Pearce, who can be gorgeously striking but terrifying. I was going to say Jennifer Connelly for Narilka, but she's too strong a presence already. I'm sure more'll come to me in time :) Thoughts?