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Traitor's Sun (Darkover #26)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  1,735 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Traitor's Sun continues the epic saga of Darkover, the award-winning series by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Her most brilliant and popular creation, the Darkover books take readers to a planet torn by rebellion--and struggling for freedom...
Paperback, 544 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by DAW (first published January 1st 1999)
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Valerie
The title is terrible, as I've already commented. So far, the book is not so bad. We'll see how it ends.

Frankly, the descriptions of Federation worlds are not particularly convincing. It's not just that they portray people as helpless puppets, unable to think for themselves if they're exposed to even a little 'propaganda'. It is that, but it's not JUST that. There's also the notion that technology is monolithic and inevitably destructive, as if technology inevitably has to go in one direction, a
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Gregg Wingo
"Traitor's Sun" is the final work in the Margaret Alton trilogy ("Exile's Song" and "The Shadow Matrix") and was written, like the others in the trilogy, by Adrienne Martine-Barnes (unaccredited but copyrighted) and advised by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It is the last work not published under the Bradley Literary Trust. It is also clear that Bradley's publisher wanted to distance her work from any hints of pedophilia since her ex-husband Walter Breen was in the process of being investigated and even ...more
Lys
Ho aspettato talmente tanto che traducessero questo libro, che alla fine l'ho letto in originale. Uno dei primi libri in inglese che ho letto per piacere mio.
Con "Traitor's Sun" si conclude, seppur in maniera non definitiva, il miniciclo su Marguerida Alton e Mikhail Hastur che si era aperto ne "La sfida degli Alton".
E' un libro gradevole e scorrevole, dove i momenti "up" sono sicuramente maggiori che non i momenti "down", dove la mano della Barnes copre quasi totalmente quella di una Bradley ai
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Lys
Ho aspettato talmente tanto che traducessero questo libro, che alla fine l'ho letto in originale. Uno dei primi libri in inglese che ho letto per piacere mio.
Con "Traitor's Sun" si conclude, seppur in maniera non definitiva, il miniciclo su Marguerida Alton e Mikhail Hastur che si era aperto ne "La sfida degli Alton".
E' un libro gradevole e scorrevole, dove i momenti "up" sono sicuramente maggiori che non i momenti "down", dove la mano della Barnes copre quasi totalmente quella di una Bradley ai
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François
I was very disappointed by this book.
Latest episode of the Series by the time I read it, co-written with Adrienne Martine-Barnes as was The Shadow Matrix. A thick book of 550 pages with nothing really happening but a lot of thought-sharing, introspection and talking. There is a main plot - a Terran conspiracy against Hastur. No suspense at all though. The Terran characters stay in the background, except maybe in the first stages of the conspiracy. But then the author(s) seem(s) to loose totally
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Marcello Tarot
Né Darkover, né MZB

Si dice che questo libro sia stato scritto principalmente da Adrienne Martine-Barnes (che infatti condivide il copyright del libro, anche se il suo nome non appare sulla copertina), e in effetti più lo si legge più sembra di NON leggere un libro di Darkover né un libro scritto dalla Bradley.
Di certo non è il Darkover che leggevo tanti anni fa.
Il libro non è totalmente negativo, ma lascia molto a desiderare sia come costruzione della trama sia come risoluzione della stessa, s
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Grace
You know, I think MZB and Stephanie Meyer would get on well together. Neither of them know how to write an action sequence worth a damn, and both of them have eye-widening views on the role of women in the world. Meyers wins on titles, though - I have no idea what the hell "Traitor's Sun" is supposed to mean. Nothing special happened to the sun.

Hey, did you know that a woman named "Margaret" or sometimes "Marja" will randomly change her name to (and be addressed as) "Marguerida" in this late-ser
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Chuck
Margaret is now the spouse of the regent--essentially the spouse of Darkover's ruler, and, because of who she is, is an incredibley powerful person in her own right. THe challenge now is that the Terran Empire has become very tyrannical and dictatorial, and has moved from a Federation of Planets to an Empire that wants to squeeze all its planets for whatever resources they have.

Ultimately, it comes to a shoving match with the Federation, and, despite the fact that the medieval technology Darkova
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Maddalena
Stranissimo libro, ben poco darkovano, sarà che la mano di Adrienne Martine Barnes si sente pesantemente (non credete agli editori italiani: il libro l'ha scritto lei, non Marion Zimmer Bradley).
Uno sviluppo della storia imprevisto e un po' assurdo, ma sarei curiosa di leggere come prosegue.
Carole-Ann
Finally made it through (long-windedness notwithstanding) this trilogy: 15 years after the two previous stories, a young Domenic coming to terms with his heritage, and the death (yup, brought tears to my eyes 'cos he's been such a stalwart hero in so many stories) of Regis Hastur.

Both Mikhail and Margaret have to accept and deal with their enhanced powers, and it's not easy. However, after much heartsearching and having to do horrible things, they overcome all adversity to gain a measure of peac
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Patrick Bättig
Die Geschichte eines Machtwechsels auf dem Planeten Darkover
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Gregory
Sad that this was the last of the series to be written. Thought it was very slow to get started, but part of that may have been that the focus of the book shifted from my two favorite characters from the preceding two novels to a wider group of their friends and family. Once it did get going I really quite enjoyed it, and the way the book wrapped made me wonder if she knew it would be the last time she would write a Darkover novel.
Susan
Finally! A sequel to the Shadow Matrix.

Now that I've finished it there'll be a LOOOOOONG wait for the next book as Miri died then Deborah had to finish the ClingFire Trilogy...

Another fine cover by Romas, but for once a kind of pun in the title!
Bad Tim
it was wordy, with substantial passages with no action, but the plot moved at a good pace and the characters were so compelling, i actually cared about what happened to them.
Macjest
I thought I had read this one! I'm glad I re-read the books preceding this so I could recapture the flavor of the characters.
Craig
A middle-of-the-road entry in Bradley's Darkover series.
Valerie
Not really by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
Terry
Darkover binge continued.
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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.

Bradley's first published novel-length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds. When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Ham
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