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Darkchild
 
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Sydney J. Van Scyoc
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Darkchild (Sunstone Scrolls #1)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Who was Darkchild, and for what purpose had he come to the valley?

Kira was a barhona's daughter destined to wield the power of the sun over her peaceful people. Her way was hard, but she knew her heritage and her future...

Then, in the dead of winter, a ship brought Darkchild. He was not of her race, he had no memory. How could he pose a threat to her people that the Arnimi
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Published (first published January 1st 1982)
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Lexie
Oct 19, 2008 Lexie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Louise Lawrence, fans of a unique and well thought out world building fantasy
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Lisakit
I read this book so many years ago that I've forgotten most of what happened. What I do remember though is how good the writing was, the sense of alienness that Van Scyoc so skillfully invoked, and the realness of the characters. To this day the whispering of silks can haunt my dreams. This series prompted me to hunt down, in a time before the wide spread of the intarwebs, the rest of her books.

Sydney J. Van Scyoc takes you to new worlds and introduces you to strange, new ideas that challenge yo
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Nyla Nox
I read this book a long time ago and several times since.
I love the poetic, evocative writing. this 'other world' is very vivid. I feel as if I am almost there. This is why I read - to be taken to another world, to be astonished and transformed. I will never forget the encounters of the girls with the wild magical beasts they must slay - if they kill them, they undergo a genetic transformation into a strong, tall adult woman for which the killing of that beast is a catalyst. if they don't, they
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Alison
Add it to the list of Science Fiction series that is more concerned with what interaction with other races would be like in the future and how we would respond to them than the sensationalism of battles and starships. I just wished I'd known it was part of a series when I started reading it!
Mary
A different kind of sci-fi but wonderful. As with some books you have to get through a chapter or two of introduction before starting into the meat of the plot. I enjoyed the two different viewpoints.
Dave
Very good thought-out fantasy action book. Provides deep insights into alien culture through the eyes of two young kids on a frigid planet in a faraway solar system.
Ari
I read this book back when I was probably 12 or so. No idea where the family copy went, I'd love to read it again.
Andy
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Sunstone Scrolls (4 books)
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