A World Divided

A World Divided➵ A World Divided Read ➼ Author Marion Zimmer Bradley – Oaklandjobs.co.uk An omnibus volume of three classic, long unavailable Darkover novels Star of Danger, The Bloody Sun, and Winds of Darkover tell of two men of mixed Darkovan ancestry, who must choose where their true An omnibus volume of three classic, long unavailable Darkover novels Star of Danger, The Bloody Sun, and Winds of Darkover A World Kindle - tell of two men of mixed Darkovan ancestry, who must choose where their true allegiances lie. Three books in one volume I am reasonably sure I ve read all of these before but it would have been a really long time ago I have most of the Darkover books in paper packed in boxes somewhere Anyway, the Star of Danger is your basic boys adventure story with the human boy visiting the alien locals and getting sucked into the adventure The Bloody Sun is about a man who grew up on Earth, but always felt drawn to Darkover, and when he gets there, he learns slowly that most of what he g Three books in one volume I am reasonably sure I ve read all of these before but it would have been a really long time ago I have most of the Darkover books in paper packed in boxes somewhere Anyway, the Star of Danger is your basic boys adventure story with the human boy visiting the alien locals and getting sucked into the adventure The Bloody Sun is about a man who grew up on Earth, but always felt drawn to Darkover, and when he gets there, he learns slowly that most of what he grew up believing was true, isn t And he looks an awful lot like one of the local telepaths Then, in The Winds of Darkover, two plot lines draw together from different beginnings In the mountains, a nasty bandit lord takes over a mostly defenseless castle from the blind telepath who rules it and his siblings One sister is able to escape while her blind brother gives her the help he can Meanwhile, in the Terran Trade City, an air traffic controller is in deep trouble for almost causing a crash and he can t explain the weird hallucination he had of a castle under siege, so he doesn t Maybe this will help me remember the next time I think about reading these books STAR OF DANGER It is so refreshing to finally read a Darkover story where the main character is a man and not a woman Even though the female characters that Marion Zimmer Bradley writes are strong, they can at times be overbearing and whiny Larry was a bit of a weak character at first, but when he and Kennard began their adventure and friendship together, Larry proves to be a strong and interesting character Sixteen year old Larry is eager for adventure and discovery He gets his wish when h STAR OF DANGER It is so refreshing to finally read a Darkover story where the main character is a man and not a woman Even though the female characters that Marion Zimmer Bradley writes are strong, they can at times be overbearing and whiny Larry was a bit of a weak character at first, but when he and Kennard began their adventure and friendship together, Larry proves to be a strong and interesting character Sixteen year old Larry is eager for adventure and discovery He gets his wish when his father tells him that he has been reassigned and they will be traveling to the planet Darkover.Larry is confronted with all kinds of cultural barriers when they land He soon finds himself in a fight against the local young men, brutes of the trade city, on his first day on Darkover.Larry and Kennard quickly become friends after the fight in the trade city Kennard observes that Larry is not like other Terrans To his benefit, Larry made the effort to learn the Darkovan language Also, he solves his own problems himself He doesn t call out for help from elsewhere or from someone on the outside He is invited to the house of the ruling Altons He is surprised to discover that they have the ability to read his mind, but that doesn t seem to disturb him any The real trouble starts when his father forbids him from leaving the safety of their dormitory at the Terran space port, because of the fear that Larry will unknowingly cause irresolvable conflict between the two aliens leading to a war Torn between obeying his father and keeping his word to Kennard, view spoiler Larry decides that the right thing for him to do is to stay true to his word, and deliver on his promise to the Altons.When the Legate, Commander Reade gets wind of Larry s friendship with the powerful Comyn family, he asks him to continue the friendship and deliver any helpful information regarding the Darkovans or even the Altons back to the Terran Empire He wants him to spy on his friend who can read his mind hide spoiler Faced with fighting the disastrous and deadly fires racing across the hills, brutal and murderous bandits, and a deep prejudice between the two aliens, Larry wants to earn the right to be recognized as a man view spoiler When he is kidnapped under the wrong assumption that he is Kennard Alton because of his copper hair, Larry learns about psi powers, matrix jewels, and their potential dangers.Because Larry is under the protection of the Altons when he signed the Legate s proposal, Kennard is forced to deliver Larry back to his father alive and healthy, in order to avoid a possible war that will make the gap between the Terrans and Darkover impossible to bridge, and to keep his and his family s honor In Kennard s rescue attempt, the two young men will battle the frightening Cyrillon des Trailles s matrix jewel and banshees, get captured by the trailmen, and travel across the harsh, snowed in mountain pass in order to reach the safety of Hastur s castle.Their journey will eventually end with a chieri folk, who will tell them of their planet Earth roots and heritage This information will lead to the first step in the reunion of the Terrans and Darkovans, to share in one another s technology and knowledge For some members of the Terran Empire, they don t realize that Darkover was where they were born, and that is why the primitive planet is so familiar It was once their home hide spoiler THE WINDS OF DARKOVER This book reminded me of The Spell Sword in a lot of ways except for one, the misuse of laran.Barron is a Terran who works in spaceport dispatch It s a very stressful job that many do not last in doing, and Darkover Cottman IV is a major pivot on long distance hypertravel because it is situated conveniently between the High Arm and Low Arm of the Galaxy The dispatcher s job is to safely manage travel among the spaceships, cargo, passenger transits, mapping ships, and various tractors and surface machinery for servicing all of those, in the Terran Trade City Barron has joyfully and successfully performed his job with no mishaps, until now view spoiler He has an episode, and a tragic disaster is narrowly avoided, irreparably marking up his Space Service record Because the planet is so harsh, and the job is so overwhelmingly stressful, it is next to impossible to get someone new transferred in hide spoiler The Commander Legate sends Barron to assist the Altons in some elementary Terran technology that will greatly assist in the detection of the disastrous fires that wipe out a lot of the planet s timber and wildlife view spoiler He isn t able to ship Barron off planet, because he can t prove that the accident wasn t Barron s fault Barron continues to slip in and out of his own consciousness hide spoiler The Storn Castle is attacked and infiltrated by the brute and rogue Brynat Scarface view spoiler Edric is tortured and imprisoned Allira of Storn is forced to marry the bandit, legitimizing his claim on Storn, while Melitta of Storn is telepathically told to escape by the blind Storn of Storn She escapes with the bravery and determination of any man, climbing the castle walls, braving the unforgiving cold and snow, and conquering her fear of the unknown in the dark secret tunnels and caves hide spoiler Barron is befriended by Lerrys, from The Bloody Sun , view spoiler and through him learns that he is seeing the Darkover deity Sharra hide spoiler Things get really intense, and finally interesting , when Barron steals one of the Alton s horses to meet Melitta in Carthon Melitta is surprised to find out that Barron is Loran Storn and not the strange Terran before her view spoiler However, once Barron walks through a field psychic dampener, Loran is forced to lose his link to Barron s mind hide spoiler Will Loran pay for the Darkovan taboo, meddling with another s soul How will Melitta and Barron be able to regain their rightful possession of Storn Castle, free Edric, and save her sister Allira from Brynat s dirty hands, before it is too late What is the reason behind Barron s puzzling visions of Sharra THE BLOODY SUN Jeff Kerwin grew up in the Spaceman s Orphanage on Cottman IV, until he was forced to travel to Earth When he wasn t able to imitate their lost Earth son Jefferson Andrew Kerwin, he joined the Terran Space Service to make his way back home to Darkover Around his neck he wears a blue stone He s had it for as long as he can remember, but he has no idea that it s a matrix stone view spoiler Not only that, but that it use to belong to his mother, a leronis, the Keeper of Arilinn after the late Leonie Hastur hide spoiler With his red hair not hidden under a hood in the Trade City, he is mistaken for one of the Comyn There are those who don t agree with what decisions the Comyn has made for the people of Darkover Some do want the Terran technology view spoiler A stone gets chunked at Kerwin s head, by an unknown pitcher hide spoiler Because his Terran father thought ahead to give his son the best of both worlds, Kerwin has citizenship into the Empire He hopefully and desperately tries to hunt down any records regarding his Darkovan parents view spoiler There isn t any record of him ever being in the orphanage The computers only give him the same repeated message, subject not found , in all of his searches He begins to feel as if he s gone crazy because he knows for sure that he was there and can t prove it to himself, or maybeimportantly to anyone else hide spoiler Realizing that he will not be accepted as a Terran, and faced with a deportation order, Jeff abandons his Earth heritage, and searches for his answers in the Arilinn Tower view spoiler Unaware of the powerful intimacy between the members of the circle and the strong untapped empath laran he possesses, he finds himself reacting as a Terran boyfriend would, not like a Darkovan Tower technician should Sleeping with Neyrissa is unlike any woman Jeff has ever been with before When she comforts Auster with her laran the hatred between the two men explodes hide spoiler Being in Arilinn Tower, he not only learns about laran and psi powers and how to use his laran, he is taught how to use the matrix stone given to him by his mother I d love to tell you who his mother is, but that would be a spoiler It was an enjoyable surprise for me There are only a few towers operating out of the once many from the Ages of Chaos, and none of them have a complete working matrix circle view spoiler that Arilinn Tower now possesses with Jeff s membership With the tempting ease of the Terran technology exchange that the Darkovans want, it is a struggle for the Comyn and the Towers to retain the integrity of the Darkovan way of life, rather than becoming another Empire satellite state To their credit, Arilinn Tower succeeds with finding the desperately needed metals for industry and commerce , buying them sometime Unfortunately, they soon discover that someone is compromising their efforts, from the inside Jeff s suspicions are on Auster Ridenow Jeff and Auster have been at odds since they met Jeff now fed up with not fitting in with either of his home planets and in addition to the misunderstood loss of Neyrissa s intimacy, confronts Auster with a challenge to prove his innocence Unknowing to Kerwin, Auster has a trap matrix set up to ensnare Jeff and prove his innocence instead hide spoiler To touch a Keeper is a powerful taboo that still remains, but since the Forbidden Tower changes are happening The training required at a young age isn t truly necessary any Because of Damon s efforts, anyone willing can be taught to use their laran and the matrix stones The tower s Keepers can be replenished from the general population view spoiler With this controversy and when Jeff s feelings are reciprocated by Elorie Ardais, the Keeper of Arilinn, they both leave the Tower and circle However, they don t leave with the other members of their circle s happiness for the couple They don t understand that Elorie can be both a Keeper and a lover.Jeff Kerwin learns that he will never be accepted for either his father s Terran heritage or his mother s Darkovan heritage He attempts to make a new life for himself with Elorie, who still retains her powerful laran hide spoiler It will be interesting to find out how this arrangement will affect the Towers and their Keepers in the near future A result of the death of Leonie Hastur will be the end to Keepers that the Towers once possessed Also, the greedy and irresponsible Empire is one step closer to getting their hands on the matrix stones At this point in history, it seems that the Terrans and Darkovan will not reunite into the same civilization as they once were when the lost ship crash landed on Darkover, the planet of The Bloody Sun STAR OF DANGER It is so refreshing to finally read a Darkover story where the main character is a man and not a woman Even though the female characters that Marion Zimmer Bradley writes are strong, they can at times be overbearing and whiny Larry was a bit of a weak character at first, but when he and Kennard began their adventure and friendship together, Larry proves to be a strong and interesting character Sixteen year old Larry is eager for adventure and discovery He gets his wish when h STAR OF DANGER It is so refreshing to finally read a Darkover story where the main character is a man and not a woman Even though the female characters that Marion Zimmer Bradley writes are strong, they can at times be overbearing and whiny Larry was a bit of a weak character at first, but when he and Kennard began their adventure and friendship together, Larry proves to be a strong and interesting character Sixteen year old Larry is eager for adventure and discovery He gets his wish when his father tells him that he has been reassigned and they will be traveling to the planet Darkover.Larry is confronted with all kinds of cultural barriers when they land He soon finds himself in a fight against the local young men, brutes of the trade city, on his first day on Darkover.Larry and Kennard quickly become friends after the fight in the trade city Kennard observes that Larry is not like other Terrans To his benefit, Larry made the effort to learn the Darkovan language Also, he solves his own problems himself He doesn t call out for help from elsewhere or from someone on the outside He is invited to the house of the ruling Altons He is surprised to discover that they have the ability to read his mind, but that doesn t seem to disturb him any The real trouble starts when his father forbids him from leaving the safety of their dormitory at the Terran space port, because of the fear that Larry will unknowingly cause irresolvable conflict between the two aliens leading to a war Torn between obeying his father and keeping his word to Kennard, view spoiler Larry decides that the right thing for him to do is to stay true to his word, and deliver on his promise to the Altons.When the Legate, Commander Reade gets wind of Larry s friendship with the powerful Comyn family, he asks him to continue the friendship and deliver any helpful information regarding the Darkovans or even the Altons back to the Terran Empire He wants him to spy on his friend who can read his mind hide spoiler Faced with fighting the disastrous and deadly fires racing across the hills, brutal and murderous bandits, and a deep prejudice between the two aliens, Larry wants to earn the right to be recognized as a man view spoiler When he is kidnapped under the wrong assumption that he is Kennard Alton because of his copper hair, Larry learns about psi powers, matrix jewels, and their potential dangers.Because Larry is under the protection of the Altons when he signed the Legate s proposal, Kennard is forced to deliver Larry back to his father alive and healthy, in order to avoid a possible war that will make the gap between the Terrans and Darkover impossible to bridge, and to keep his and his family s honor In Kennard s rescue attempt, the two young men will battle the frightening Cyrillon des Trailles s matrix jewel and banshees, get captured by the trailmen, and travel across the harsh, snowed in mountain pass in order to reach the safety of Hastur s castle.Their journey will eventually end with a chieri folk, who will tell them of their planet Earth roots and heritage This information will lead to the first step in the reunion of the Terrans and Darkovans, to share in one another s technology and knowledge For some members of the Terran Empire, they don t realize that Darkover was where they were born, and that is why the primitive planet is so familiar It was once their home hide spoiler THE WINDS OF DARKOVER This book reminded me of The Spell Sword in a lot of ways except for one, the misuse of laran.Barron is a Terran who works in spaceport dispatch It s a very stressful job that many do not last in doing, and Darkover Cottman IV is a major pivot on long distance hypertravel because it is situated conveniently between the High Arm and Low Arm of the Galaxy The dispatcher s job is to safely manage travel among the spaceships, cargo, passenger transits, mapping ships, and various tractors and surface machinery for servicing all of those, in the Terran Trade City Barron has joyfully and successfully performed his job with no mishaps, until now view spoiler He has an episode, and a tragic disaster is narrowly avoided, irreparably marking up his Space Service record Because the planet is so harsh, and the job is so overwhelmingly stressful, it is next to impossible to get someone new transferred in hide spoiler The Commander Legate sends Barron to assist the Altons in some elementary Terran technology that will greatly assist in the detection of the disastrous fires that wipe out a lot of the planet s timber and wildlife view spoiler He isn t able to ship Barron off planet, because he can t prove that the accident wasn t Barron s fault Barron continues to slip in and out of his own consciousness hide spoiler The Storn Castle is attacked and infiltrated by the brute and rogue Brynat Scarface view spoiler Edric is tortured and imprisoned Allira of Storn is forced to marry the bandit, legitimizing his claim on Storn, while Melitta of Storn is telepathically told to escape by the blind Storn of Storn She escapes with the bravery and determination of any man, climbing the castle walls, braving the unforgiving cold and snow, and conquering her fear of the unknown in the dark secret tunnels and caves hide spoiler Barron is befriended by Lerrys, from The Bloody Sun , view spoiler and through him learns that he is seeing the Darkover deity Sharra hide spoiler Things get really intense, and finally interesting , when Barron steals one of the Alton s horses to meet Melitta in Carthon Melitta is surprised to find out that Barron is Loran Storn and not the strange Terran before her view spoiler However, once Barron walks through a field psychic dampener, Loran is forced to lose his link to Barron s mind hide spoiler Will Loran pay for the Darkovan taboo, meddling with another s soul How will Melitta and Barron be able to regain their rightful possession of Storn Castle, free Edric, and save her sister Allira from Brynat s dirty hands, before it is too late What is the reason behind Barron s puzzling visions of Sharra THE BLOODY SUN Jeff Kerwin grew up in the Spaceman s Orphanage on Cottman IV, until he was forced to travel to Earth When he wasn t able to imitate their lost Earth son Jefferson Andrew Kerwin, he joined the Terran Space Service to make his way back home to Darkover Around his neck he wears a blue stone He s had it for as long as he can remember, but he has no idea that it s a matrix stone view spoiler Not only that, but that it use to belong to his mother, a leronis, the Keeper of Arilinn after the late Leonie Hastur hide spoiler With his red hair not hidden under a hood in the Trade City, he is mistaken for one of the Comyn There are those who don t agree with what decisions the Comyn has made for the people of Darkover Some do want the Terran technology view spoiler A stone gets chunked at Kerwin s head, by an unknown pitcher hide spoiler Because his Terran father thought ahead to give his son the best of both worlds, Kerwin has citizenship into the Empire He hopefully and desperately tries to hunt down any records regarding his Darkovan parents view spoiler There isn t any record of him ever being in the orphanage The computers only give him the same repeated message, subject not found , in all of his searches He begins to feel as if he s gone crazy because he knows for sure that he was there and can t prove it to himself, or maybeimportantly to anyone else hide spoiler Realizing that he will not be accepted as a Terran, and faced with a deportation order, Jeff abandons his Earth heritage, and searches for his answers in the Arilinn Tower view spoiler Unaware of the powerful intimacy between the members of the circle and the strong untapped empath laran he possesses, he finds himself reacting as a Terran boyfriend would, not like a Darkovan Tower technician should Sleeping with Neyrissa is unlike any woman Jeff has ever been with before When she comforts Auster with her laran the hatred between the two men explodes hide spoiler Being in Arilinn Tower, he not only learns about laran and psi powers and how to use his laran, he is taught how to use the matrix stone given to him by his mother I d love to tell you who his mother is, but that would be a spoiler It was an enjoyable surprise for me There are only a few towers operating out of the once many from the Ages of Chaos, and none of them have a complete working matrix circle view spoiler that Arilinn Tower now possesses with Jeff s membership With the tempting ease of the Terran technology exchange that the Darkovans want, it is a struggle for the Comyn and the Towers to retain the integrity of the Darkovan way of life, rather than becoming another Empire satellite state To their credit, Arilinn Tower succeeds with finding the desperately needed metals for industry and commerce , buying them sometime Unfortunately, they soon discover that someone is compromising their efforts, from the inside Jeff s suspicions are on Auster Ridenow Jeff and Auster have been at odds since they met Jeff now fed up with not fitting in with either of his home planets and in addition to the misunderstood loss of Neyrissa s intimacy, confronts Auster with a challenge to prove his innocence Unknowing to Kerwin, Auster has a trap matrix set up to ensnare Jeff and prove his innocence instead hide spoiler To touch a Keeper is a powerful taboo that still remains, but since the Forbidden Tower changes are happening The training required at a young age isn t truly necessary any Because of Damon s efforts, anyone willing can be taught to use their laran and the matrix stones The tower s Keepers can be replenished from the general population view spoiler With this controversy and when Jeff s feelings are reciprocated by Elorie Ardais, the Keeper of Arilinn, they both leave the Tower and circle However, they don t leave with the other members of their circle s happiness for the couple They don t understand that Elorie can be both a Keeper and a lover.Jeff Kerwin learns that he will never be accepted for either his father s Terran heritage or his mother s Darkovan heritage He attempts to make a new life for himself with Elorie, who still retains her powerful laran hide spoiler It will be interesting to find out how this arrangement will affect the Towers and their Keepers in the near future A result of the death of Leonie Hastur will be the end to Keepers that the Towers once possessed Also, the greedy and irresponsible Empire is one step closer to getting their hands on the matrix stones At this point in history, it seems that the Terrans and Darkovan will not reunite into the same civilization as they once were when the lost ship crash landed on Darkover, the planet of The Bloody Sun 3 Books 1 Star Of DangerYoung adult Ok Light 5 of 102 The Bloody SunOK 6 of 103 The Winds of Darkover5 of 10I love Darkover The only thing I can think of that make me so ambivalent about all 3 of these is they are written mostly from an Earthling s viewpoint Just kind of boring as they all fight belief in the mysteries of Darkover. The Bloody SunStar of DangerThe Winds of Darkover I can accept the continuity gaps between books, though I don t like them But within the same book it s just obnoxious As a minor example, a Terran character not having any idea what the Comyn were aside from the word s etymology, but then later knowing a lot about the institution from training he d had before the book started Sigh And I now know too much about mzb to fully enjoy her books, but rereading some darkover kept me busy for a while. Marion Zimmer Bradley has become a cautionary tale of the dangers of hero worship and glorification of celebrities She had an astoundingly successful career as a fantasy and science fiction writer and editor was know as a friend and mentor of beginning writers, and was a co founder of the Society for Creative Anachronism She also was married to a convicted pedophile, is accused by her own daughter of sexual abuse from the age of three to 12, and is now suspected of sexual crimes against other Marion Zimmer Bradley has become a cautionary tale of the dangers of hero worship and glorification of celebrities She had an astoundingly successful career as a fantasy and science fiction writer and editor was know as a friend and mentor of beginning writers, and was a co founder of the Society for Creative Anachronism She also was married to a convicted pedophile, is accused by her own daughter of sexual abuse from the age of three to 12, and is now suspected of sexual crimes against other female and male children The SF and fantasy world is reeling from these revelations and its final impact is not yet realized.But Bradley s work speaks loudly of these issues and includes many pubescent characters dealing with their sexual awakenings, adults mentally and physically violating youths, and a menagerie of sexual encounters of all makes and types Yet, Marion was a staunch defender of women s rights and personal responsibility for one s actions in her writings So it is important that we learn to condemn the person but still see the beauty and importance of the author s work both written and in support of these ghetto genres She may very well be seen as literary figure whose life and ideals are a mixed legacy similar to the Marquis de Sade I have never considered the Darkover stories as fantasy but rather well written science fiction with good characterization and a well constructed and logically bound psionically based technological society Star of Danger , the first in this collection, is one of the very first of the series and begins firmly rooted in the world of hard science fiction It is tale of a boy finding his manhood through adventure and exploration like Huck Finn, Jim Hawkins and, of course, Paul Atreides It is also a story that will resonant with any world traveler who despises globalization and the denizens of business class hotels, organized tours, and international home country schools Bradley s hero is an individual enthralled with the wonder of the alien and a dislike of the sterility of his Terran culture His adventures introduce us to the conflict between our own history of assimilation and the indigenous cultures it has destroyed In fact, the book isrelevant in our condition of Late Capitalism than it was when originally written in 1965 This collection also lays down the basic facts of the Darkoveran universe and is a quick and riveting introduction to one of the great SF and fantasy series ever written and one of the few that can be enjoyed by readers of both genres.Until the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust decides how to handle royalty issues in regards to her victims, you might not want to buy the book but I strongly recommend you ask your neighborhood librarian to find it for you It is fun and thought provoking as Mrs Bradley s work has always been for both female and male readers alike Project Reread Darkover The Bloody Sun 2 24 A heart wrenching installment that s the perfect introduction to the Darkover universe.What I loved 1 The world building Darkover isn t a vague stereotypical society on the cusp of colonization by the Terran empire Without any infodumps, MZB crafted and conveyed geographical features, social structures, cultural norms, political intrigues, history, and a complex system of technology Darkover has a strongly defined identity that only grows stronge Project Reread Darkover The Bloody Sun 2 24 A heart wrenching installment that s the perfect introduction to the Darkover universe.What I loved 1 The world building Darkover isn t a vague stereotypical society on the cusp of colonization by the Terran empire Without any infodumps, MZB crafted and conveyed geographical features, social structures, cultural norms, political intrigues, history, and a complex system of technology Darkover has a strongly defined identity that only grows stronger in later books The clash between the traditional, relatively primitive Darkover and the modern Terran empire is captivating.2 The characters Most every character even those who only appeared once or twice was three dimensional More importantly, I was emotionally invested in them Jeff Kerwin is a likable protagonist who struggles with his mixed heritage and learns about Darkover along with the reader he s Darkover born but Terran raised.What I didn t love so much The romance It was a relatively small if important component of the story, but it still irked me that Jeff fell in love so suddenly His love interest was the least developed of the main characters and hadn t had in my opinion any meaningful romantic interactions with him As far as I could tell, he was on the rebound and or was emotionally unstable which is certainly possible Their love for each other and resulting sacrifices were touching and certainly tugged at my heartstrings as well as being necessary for the plot , but I was dissatisfied with the weak origin of the relationship It is possible that my expectations are unrealistic because I regularly read romance novels, but is it really too much to expect at least a friendship before love blossoms end rantThat gripe aside, the world that MZB creates is worthy of nothing less than 5 stars and I mthan excited to reread the rest of the series Yup, this is Darkover Yes, they re in the same category of guilty read fantasy in a loong series as Pern, but given that Marion Zimmer Bradley is the author the quality and plot tightness are higher.All three of these books were solid None of them were earth shattering There are other Darkover books I ve liked better, but I did read those in middle school or high school Omnibus of Star of Danger 2 7 1999 The Winds of Darkover 2 9 1999and the reworked version of The Bloody Sun 11 11 1998

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