7

I'm looking for the name of the author and a book (or series of books). It is a SF/fantasy mix, probably written in the 90's or later.

The story plays on a planet where there is something seriously wrong with the laws of probability. It is a planet with lifeforms present before colonisation by humans. These lifeforms can "steer" their path of evolution by manipulating the probabilities. The humans find out that only very strong emotions in 1 person, or emotions (faith) carried by many persons seem to stablize the probability. The disturbed probability makes things like guns, powder, explosives very unreliable and dangerous. If i remember well there are also "demons" in the story. The first book starts with some kind of nobleman slaughtering his wife and childeren in a cruel way, which gives him for a longer period certain semi-magical powers.

Many thanks in advance.

4

The Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman. Black Sun Rising (1991) is the first book.

Gerald Tarrant is the nobleman who sacrifices his family.

  • 1
    WARNING That first link is to TVTropes.. You can lose hours there if you don't watch yourself :) – K-H-W Nov 2 '14 at 21:35
  • 1
    I clicked it 12.99 hours ago and I've only just got back... – Valorum Nov 2 '14 at 22:16

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.