The Borderkind

The Borderkind

Christopher Golden

Synopsis of The Borderkind

For centuries they lived amongst us. The frightful and wondrous, the angelic and bloodthirsty. Living in a reality just beyond the Veil, humanity's myths and legends are caught in a struggle for their very survival...against hunters far more powerful than they are.

Into this struggle has stepped a New England lawyer who once wanted to be an actor...a man who both longs for the mortal woman he was to marry and is desperate to rescue the sister who's been taken hostage. Neither hero nor warrior, Oliver Bascombe now finds himself brandishing a magical sword, walking in the company of a woman who sometimes appears as a fox and a man made of pure ice, and dueling with albino giants and winged killers. For in the world of the Borderkind...and the realms that exist beyond it...Oliver is discovering just how vulnerable are humankind's myths, the dire consequences of their extinction, and the reason he was chosen to save them....

Reviews of The Borderkind


The plot is fairly standard for dark fantasy adventures, but the Book is so distinctive and unique that it is well worth reading. -- Lois H. Gresh,

...the action has been ramped up, the stakes are higher, secrets are revealed, and the foundation has been set for what should be an exciting finale. -- Robert Thompson, Fantasy Book Critic

I give The Borderkind by Christopher Golden my highest recommend for anyone who wants to lose themselves in a grand sweeping epic fantasy that can unflinchingly stand up against the finest of the genre. -- Joe Kroeger, HorrorWorld

Christopher Golden is going to strike gold with this superior dark fantasy sequel... -- Harriet Klausner's Review Archive