Christie Golden Biography & Facts
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.
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. 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. and is the creator of the elven vampire archetype in fantasy fiction. She followed up with Dance of the Dead and The Enemy Within. 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 a dozen Star Trek: Voyager novels including the popular Dark Matters trilogy, the Homecoming duology, and the Spirit Walk duology.Golden is also the author of two original fantasy novels from Ace Books, King's Man & Thief and Instrument of Fate, which made the 1996 Nebula Preliminary Ballot.
Among her work in the gaming fantasy novels, she wrote Warcraft: Lord of the Clans (2001), and World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde (December 2006). She also authored a trilogy titled StarCraft: the Dark Templar Saga 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, which won her the Colorado Author's League Award for Best Genre Novel in 1999.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. This series was released through Luna Books.Golden has also written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel anthologies. 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.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.
Golden was born on November 21, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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 1999Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed: Heresy, Ubisoft Publishing, November 2016
Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization, Ubisoft Publishing, December 2016The Final Dance
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
The Accidental Knight, Hex Entertainment, LLC., November 2014Invasion America
Invasion America, Roc, February 1998
Invasion America: On the Run, Roc, November 1998Ravenloft
Ravenloft: Vampire of the Mists, TSR, September 1991
Ravenloft: Dance of the Dead, TSR, June 1992
Ravenloft: The Enemy Within, TSR, February 1994StarCraft
StarCraft II: Devil's Due, Pocket Books, April 2011
StarCraft II: Flashpoint, Gallery Books, November 2012StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga
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 2009Star Trek: Gateways
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 2001Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Double Helix Book 6: The First Virtue (with Michael Jan Friedman), Pocket Books, August 1999Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Last Roundup, Pocket Books, July 2002Star Trek: Voyager
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 2003Star Trek: Voyager: Dark Matters Trilogy
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 2000Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk
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 2004Star Wars
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
Star Wars: Dark Disciple, Del Rey Books, June 2015
Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, Del Rey Books, July 2017
Star Wars: The Bucket (short story) published in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, Del Rey Books, October 2017
The Truest Duty (short story) to be published in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, Del Rey Books, November 2020World of Warcraft
Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, Pocket Books, October 2001
World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde, Pocket Books, December 2006
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