Christie Golden

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Christie Golden (born 1963) is an American author who lives in Loveland, Colorado, USA. She has written over thirty novels and several short stories in fantasy, horror and science fiction.[1]


She premiered TSR's Ravenloft line of novels in 1991 with her first novel - Vampire of the Mists.[2] She followed up with Dance of the Dead and The Enemy Within.[2] Golden has also written short stories set in the Forgotten Realms, appearing in anthologies series in which she further explores the character of the elven vampire Jander Sunstar, whom she established in Vampire of the Mists. Golden has written at least seven Star Trek: Voyager novels including the popular Dark Matters trilogy, the Homecoming duology, and the Spirit Walk duology.[2]

Golden is also the author of two original fantasy novels from Ace Books, King's Man & Thief and Instrument of Fate,[2] which made the 1996 Nebula Preliminary Ballot.

Among her work in the gaming fantasy novels, she wrote Warcraft: Lord of the Clans (2001),[2] and World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde (December 2006).[3] She is also writing a trilogy of novels titled StarCraft: the Dark Templar Saga[4] for Blizzard Entertainment and Simon and Schuster Pocketbooks. She also wrote a new book for Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King which was released April 21, 2009. It was Golden's first New York Times bestseller.

Under the name Jadrien Bell she wrote fantasy thrillers entitled A.D. 999,[2] which won her the Colorado Author's League Top Hand Award for Best Genre Novel in 1999.[1]

She is currently halfway through her Final Dance series; the first book in the series On Fire's Wings follows the discovery of the first of five dancers, Kevla the flame dancer. The second book In Stone's Clasp records both the flame dancer, Kevla and the stone dancer, the element of earth, Jareth. The book won her a second Colorado Author's League Top Hand Award for Best Genre Novel in 2005.[1] This series is released through Luna Books.[3]

The next book in the series is finished and was published in October 2007 in ebook format only. The book Under Sea's Shadow focuses on the Sea dancer. The last two books, At Wind's Tempest and Through Soul's Desire would complete the series.

Golden has also written three books for the now finished Fate of the Jedi series of Star Wars novels.[5]

Golden has also written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel anthologies.[3] She has written novels based on Steven Spielberg's Invasion America animated television show, and film producer and screenwriter Harve Bennett was so impressed with her Invasion America work that he invited her to Hollywood to write for the show - however, the show was not renewed for a second season.[3]


  • Instrument of Fate, Ace Books, April 1996
  • King's Man and Thief, Ace Books, May 1997
  • A.D. 999 (As Jadrien Bell), Ace Books, December 1999

The Final Dance[edit]

  • The Final Dance Book 1: On Fire's Wings, LUNA Books, July 2003
  • The Final Dance Book 2: In Stone's Clasp LUNA Books, September 2005
  • The Final Dance Book 3: Under Sea's Shadow, LUNA Books, October 2007 (e-book only)

Invasion America[edit]

  • Invasion America, Roc, February 1998
  • Invasion America: On the Run, Roc, November 1998



  • StarCraft II: Devil's Due, Pocket Books, April 2011
  • StarCraft II: Flashpoint, Gallery Books, November 2012

StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga[edit]

  • StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Firstborn, Pocket Books, May 2007
  • StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Shadow Hunters, Pocket Books, November 2007
  • StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Twilight, Pocket Books, June 2009

Star Trek: Gateways[edit]

  • Star Trek: Voyager: Gateways Book 5: No Man's Land, Pocket Books, October 2001
  • Star Trek: Gateways Book 7: What Lay Beyond: In the Queue, Pocket Books, November 2001

Star Trek: The Next Generation[edit]

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Double Helix Book 6: The First Virtue (with Michael Jan Friedman), Pocket Books, August 1999

Star Trek: The Original Series[edit]

  • Star Trek: The Last Roundup, Pocket Books, July 2002

Star Trek: Voyager[edit]

  • Star Trek: Voyager #6: The Murdered Sun, Pocket Books, February 1996
  • Star Trek: Voyager #14: Marooned, Pocket Books, December 1997
  • Star Trek: Voyager #16: Seven of Nine, Pocket Books, September 1998
  • Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame, (with Diane Carey), Pocket Books, July 2001
  • Star Trek: Voyager: Homecoming, Pocket Books, June 2003
  • Star Trek: Voyager: The Farther Shore, Pocket Books, July 2003

Star Trek: Voyager: Dark Matters Trilogy[edit]

  • Star Trek: Voyager #19: Dark Matters #1: Cloak and Dagger, Pocket Books, November 2000
  • Star Trek: Voyager #20: Dark Matters #2: Ghost Dance, Pocket Books, November 2000
  • Star Trek: Voyager #21: Dark Matters #3: Shadow of Heaven, Pocket Books, November 2000

Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk Duology[edit]

  • Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk Book 1: Old Wounds, Pocket Books, November 2004
  • Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk Book 2: Enemy of My Enemy, Pocket Books, December 2004

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi[edit]

  • Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen, Del Rey Books, June 2009
  • Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies, Del Rey Books, May 2010
  • Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension, Del Rey Books, August 2011

World of Warcraft[edit]

  • Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, Pocket Books, October 2001
  • World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde, Pocket Books, December 2006
  • World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal (with Aaron Rosenberg), Pocket Books, June 2008
  • World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, Pocket Books, May 2009
  • World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, Pocket Books, October 2010, ISBN 978-1-4391-7274-2
  • World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, Pocket Books, July 2011
  • World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, Pocket Books, August 2012
  • World of Warcraft: War Crimes, 2014[citation needed]

Short stories and essays[edit]

  • "Where's the Religion in Willow's Wicca?", BenBella Books, 2003
  • "The Sun Child," Angel: The Longest Night, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • "Hard Crash," Star Trek S.C.E.: Have Tech, Will Travel, Pocket Books, 2001
  • "The White Doe," Tales of the Slayer, Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • "A Light in the Sky," Whitley Strieber's Aliens: An HWA Anthology, Pocket Books, December 1998
  • "A Night at Sandrine's," Amazing Stories, December 1998
  • "The Ultimate Weapon, Tales from Tethedril, Del Rey, September 1998
  • "The Remaking of Millie McCoy," Urban Nightmares, Baen Books, November 1997
  • "Though Hell Should Bar the Way," with A.C. Crispin, Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues, DAW Books, Inc., June 1997
  • "The Play's the Thing," Miskatonic, DAW Books, Inc., November 1996
  • "Stag Party," OtherWere, Ace Books, September 1996
  • "Summer Storms," Lammas Night, Baen Books, February, 1996
  • "The Quiet Place," Realms of Magic, TSR, December 1995
  • "Breathtaking Music," Blood Muse, Donald I. Fine, December 1995
  • "One Good Bite," 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories, Barnes & Noble, August 1995
  • "Witch Hunt" and "The Angel," 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, Barnes & Noble, July 1995
  • "Blood Sport," Realms of Infamy, TSR, December 1994
  • "One Last Drink," Realms of Valor, TSR, February 1993[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Golden, Christie. "Christie Golden: About". Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Golden, Christie 1963–". Contemporary Authors. January 1, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c d "Christie Golden". Archived from the original on Sep 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ "StarCraft: the Dark Templar Saga". Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Del Rey Star Wars Books Continue Through 2013". 
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