Christie Golden

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Christie Golden
Born (1963-11-21) November 21, 1963 (age 60)[1][2]
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Pen nameJadrien Bell
Alma materUniversity of Virginia

Christie Golden (born November 21, 1963) is an American author. She has written many novels and several short stories in fantasy, horror and science fiction.[3]


Golden has written many novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels, over a dozen for gaming giant Blizzard's World of Warcraft and StarCraft novels, and three books for the now finished Fate of the Jedi series of Star Wars novels.[4] Her co-authors on that series were Troy Denning and Aaron Allston.

She launched TSR's Ravenloft line of novels in 1991 with her first novel – Vampire of the Mists.[1] and is the creator of the elven vampire archetype in fantasy fiction. She followed up with Dance of the Dead and The Enemy Within.[1] Golden has also written short stories set in the Forgotten Realms, appearing in anthologies 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 a dozen Star Trek: Voyager novels including the popular Dark Matters trilogy, the Homecoming duology, and the Spirit Walk duology.[1]

Golden is also the author of two original fantasy novels from Ace Books, King's Man & Thief and Instrument of Fate,[1] which made the 1996 Nebula Preliminary Ballot.

Among her work in the gaming fantasy novels, she wrote Warcraft: Lord of the Clans (2001),[1] and World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde (December 2006).[5] She also authored a trilogy titled StarCraft: the Dark Templar Saga[6] for Blizzard Entertainment and Simon and Schuster Pocketbooks. She also wrote World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King which was released April 21, 2009. It was Golden's first New York Times bestseller. Subsequent Warcraft novels are The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, and War Crimes.

Under the name Jadrien Bell she wrote a fantasy thriller entitled A.D. 999,[1] which won her the Colorado Author's League Award for Best Genre Novel in 1999.[3]

She is currently hoping to reissue her original fantasy series, the Dancers Pentad. 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 Award for Best Genre Novel in 2005.[3] This series was released through Luna Books.[5]

Golden has also written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel anthologies.[5] 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.[5]

Golden has authored four Assassin's Creed works. Her first, "Blackbeard: The Lost Journal", is a companion piece for the video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Another Assassin's Creed book, the in-universe "Abstergo Employee Handbook" hit shelves in December 2014. "The Accidental Knight," a novel set in the world of Cryptozoic's online card game, HEX, will be published later in 2014 as an online book, with a hard copy version to follow. Her Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel titled Star Wars: Dark Disciple was published in July 2015. And in 2017 she published the official movie novelization of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets through Titan Books - ISBN 978-1-7856-5384-1.

Personal life[edit]

Golden was born on November 21, 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia, US.[1]


  • 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

Assassin's Creed[edit]

  • Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag: Blackbeard – The Lost Journal, Insight Editions, March 2014
  • Assassin's Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment – Employee Handbook, Insight Editions, November 2014
  • Assassin's Creed: Heresy, Ubisoft Publishing, November 2016
  • Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization, Ubisoft Publishing, December 2016

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)

HEX: Shards of Fate[edit]

  • The Accidental Knight, Hex Entertainment, LLC., November 2014

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[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[edit]

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
  • 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, Gallery Books, May 2014; Pocket Books, May 2015
  • Warcraft: Durotan: The Official Movie Prequel, Titan Books, May 2016
  • Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization, Titan Books, June 2016
  • World of Warcraft: Before the Storm, June 2018
  • World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth - Eastern Kingdoms, November 2020
  • World of Warcraft: Sylvanas, March 2022

Short stories and essays[edit]

  • "One Last Drink," Realms of Valor, TSR, February 1993[7]
  • "Blood Sport," Realms of Infamy, TSR, December 1994
  • "Witch Hunt" and "The Angel," 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, Barnes & Noble, July 1995
  • "One Good Bite," 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories, Barnes & Noble, August 1995
  • "Breathtaking Music," Blood Muse, Donald I. Fine, December 1995
  • "The Quiet Place," Realms of Magic, TSR, December 1995
  • "Summer Storms," Lammas Night, Baen Books, February, 1996
  • "Stag Party," OtherWere, Ace Books, September 1996
  • "The Play's the Thing," Miskatonic, DAW Books, Inc., November 1996
  • "Though Hell Should Bar the Way," with A.C. Crispin, Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues, DAW Books, Inc., June 1997
  • "The Remaking of Millie McCoy," Urban Nightmares, Baen Books, November 1997
  • "The Ultimate Weapon, Tales from Tethedril, Del Rey, September 1998
  • "A Night at Sandrine's," Amazing Stories, December 1998
  • "A Light in the Sky," Whitley Strieber's Aliens: An HWA Anthology, Pocket Books, December 1998
  • "The White Doe," Tales of the Slayer, Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • "Hard Crash," Star Trek S.C.E.: Have Tech, Will Travel, Pocket Books, 2001
  • "The Sun Child," Angel: The Longest Night, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • "Where's the Religion in Willow's Wicca?", BenBella Books, 2003
  • "Promises to Keep", Halo: Fractures, Gallery Books, 2016
  • "The Bucket", Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, Random House, 2017
  • "Elegy", World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, 2018
  • "The Vow Eternal", World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, 2022

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Golden, Christie 1963–". Contemporary Authors. January 1, 2007. Archived from the original on September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2012 – via HighBeam Research.
  2. ^ "Christie Golden on Twitter". Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Golden, Christie. "Christie Golden: About". Archived from the original on July 20, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "Del Rey Star Wars Books Continue Through 2013". Archived from the original on 2008-09-13.
  5. ^ a b c d "Christie Golden". Archived from the original on September 26, 2009.
  6. ^ "StarCraft: the Dark Templar Saga". Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  7. ^ Golden, Christie. "Christie's Bibliography". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2017-06-22.

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