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Das Wort des Hastur (Darkover Anthology #12)

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Noted authors--such as Mercedes Lackey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana Paxson, and others--return to Darkover, the planet of the Bloody Sun where a wall of ice separates man from the snowy wasteland. Original.

Cover: Tim White
Introduction (Snows of Darkover) • (1994) • essay by Marion Zimmer Bradley
A Capella • (1994) • short story by Elisabeth Waters
Amends • (1994) • short s
Paperback, 378 pages
Published 1999 by Heyne (first published 1994)
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Some of the later stories in this collection are weak and have the characteristics of a fanzine and fan fiction from which this collection is based. However, for a fan or a reader of the Darkover series, this collection is worth picking up for a few reasons. The first is Deborah Wheeler’s story “Cradle of Lies” which in some ways foreshadows her excellent work in the Clingfire trilogy. Additionally, a few of the stories like “The Awakening”, “The Chieri’s Godchild” and “The Yearbride” look at th ...more
Apr 17, 2009 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK - So I had to mark this one with 5 stars because I'm published in it. See Matix Blue.
Aug 10, 2014 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
Darkover Anthology - these are so good. This is an old one; I loved the short stories. Visiting Darkover is always a treat!
Ashara Alton, Underkeeper of Neskaya Tower, is determined to continue the work of her mentor and trainer Varzil. Is the cost of a female Keeper too high for Darkover?
What can the Free Amazon Tayksa do when Lord Ridenow’s son is accused of stealing from the reputable musician Anndra?
Another strong three, just shy of four. I was very impressed by a number of stories and in particular the very sweet gay "Christmas" story moved me quite a bit. But, there were a couple of updates that were very well done, and a couple of originals that were very much that.
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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.

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