Es as Terran training and Darkovan laran make it possible to immunise those at risk during an outbreak of plagueThe Tower by Jeremy Erman is set not long after the events of Darkover Landfall and deals with the desire among some of the exiles to remember the things of EarthIn Stonefell Gift by Marella Stone a powerful but dangerous form of laran brings tragedy to an entire family Compensation by Leslie Fish is one of the stories that simply did not work for me Set at the time of recontact it positions the christoforos as preservers of Terran nowledge from the era of the first landing presents the chieri is a light that is uite at odds with what is nown of them particularly the elements of their history revealed in The World Wreckers and argues that laran and logic are mutually exclusive gifts Green Is the Colour of Her Eyes So Blue by Deborah Millitello is set in the Dry Towns shortly after the events of The Children of Kings and features Gareth Elhalyn and his wife Rahelle While in Shainsa to negotiate a treaty they find a
Young Girl With A girl with a form of laran and a heavy responsibilityRenegades of Darkover by Robin Wayne Bailey is another of the stories that felt wrong to me Set at some point after recontact it casts the descendant of Dan Barron and Marietta Storn from Winds of Darkover as a terrorist who harbours a deadly animosity toward the Comyn eliteIn Memory by Shariann Lewitt a young woman with the ability to preserve memories in crystals uses her gift to protect herself and her loved ones from a predatorIn A Problem of Punishment by Barb Caffrey a judge and a group of Renunciates join together to capture a bandit who orders his men to break the CompactIn Hidden Gifts by Margaret L Carter a young nursemaid the nedestra daugher of an Alton uses the laran no one suspects she has to save the lives of her chargeClimbing to the Moon by Ty Nolan takes place in the Hellers in an alternate history Darkover where an intelligent species bred during the Ages of Chaos to serve as war beasts are threatened by those who fear that an attack on the new Terran spaceport would bring down the vengeance Of The AlderansDespite My the AlderansDespite my with some of these stories I hope there will be anthologies to come I am always looking for the chance to revisit Darkover This anthology contains 12 stories nine of which are identifiable as being written by wome. Hin themselves The door to Darkover’s magic swings both ways however and many a visitor leaves the people he encounters eually transformed This anthology includes stories by Robin Wayne Bailey Jane M H Bigelow Barb Caffrey Margaret L Carter Rosemary Edghill Rebecca Fox Jeremy Erman Leslie Fish Shariann Lewitt Deborah Millitello Ty Nolan Diana L Paxson and Marella Sand. I did like this book overall If I could rate every story some would get higher ratings and some lower That has not always been true in the various Darkover anthologies Some years I just love every story So even though this was
not one the very best I am glad I read it I really wanted to like it one the very best I am glad I read it I really wanted to like it the recent Darkover books and short stories just don t meet the uality of the earlier ones It s not bad just not what I was hoping for Loved this Though as with all anthologies I liked some stories better than others the entire thing was readable and fun Looking forward to catching up on all of the other Darkover Anthologies which I haven t read yet As with any anthology some uneven choices some good some merely okay some blah A couple of stories seemed incomplete I ept thinking that there was a page missing or even a paragraph The only story I found really memorable was Stonefell Gift that one was chilling Stories of laranThis anthology of stories about the world of failover was fun to read I enjoyed the stories that emphasized the conflict between Terra and the seemingly medieval world they had rediscovered Shoot I enjoyed them all Another fine set of short stories for the series Another anthology of mostly very good stories No familiar characters this time Mostly commoners with laran Great story about wooly good stories No familiar characters this time Mostly commoners with laran Great story about wooly One really really good story about the coming of Terrans and the librarian of Nevarsin Sotto la mediaSpiace doverlo scrivere ma a mano a mano che si leggeva l antologia la delusione
SI FACEVA SEMPRE PI COCENTE LA UALIT DELLE STORIE faceva sempre pi cocente la ualit delle storie contenute era decisamente inferiore a uanto letto precedentemente E per favore i terroristi con tanto di bombe anche su Darkover NOMi stavo ormai rassegnando uando le mie speranze sono state riaccese da Stonefell Gift di Marella Sands un racconto dall atmosfera misteriosa e sinistra ma nondimeno affascinante e coinvolgente A mano a mano che si prosegue con la lettura sorgono dubbi si constatano stranezze e ci si chiede come si potr arrivare a una fine che non mandi a monte tutto uanto stato diligentemente costruito Poi il colpo di scena finale del tutto inaspettato e cos reminiscente del film The Others che spiega tutto e che fa venire voglia di rileggere il racconto alla luce delle rivelazioni appena presentateci per un godimento a tutto tondo della storia 5 star Perfect4 star i would recommen. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover remains one of the longest running and best loved series of all time one that has touched the hearts and fired the imaginations of generations of readers Now Darkover comes alive as never before in the hands of talented authors many of whom found inspiration for their own careers in the world of the Bloody Sun On a wondrous planet of
Deborah J. Ross ✓ 3 free downloadD 3 star good2 star struggled to complete 1 star could not finish I have always approached the publication of a new anthology of stories set on Darkover with joy and delicious anticipation I grew up
With The World Of Darkover It Isthe world of Darkover it is part of my core experience of SFF and I have always been excited by each opportunity to return to this complex world with its thousands of years of history to play in And my delight has always been rewarded with stories that felt like Darkover despite the time period chosen and the somewhat varied skills of cobtributorsBut this newest anthology Gifts of Darkover edited by Deborah J Ross didn t uite work the magic I ve been accustomed to Perhaps my recent reread of a large segment of the Darkover canon sensitised me but a few of the stories felt off Deborah Ross nows Darkover as well as anyone now living she worked with Bradley she has been chosen by Bradley s Literary Trust to write new novels in the universe of Darkover and most of them with the exception of the very odd Hastur Lord have satisfactorily captured the Darkover experience But still Some of these stories felt out of place to me In her introduction to the anthology Ross says I believe it s a healthy thing to allow for the introduction of new characters themes and resonances while staying true to the spirit of the world a wondrous place of telepaths and swordsmen nonhumans and ancient mysteries marked by the clash of cultures between a star faring technologically advanced civilization and one that has pursued psychic gifts and turned away from weapons of mass destructionIt s possible advanced civilization and one that has pursued psychic gifts and turned away from weapons of mass destructionIt s possible in seeking to grow the world of Darkover in new ways open up new themes and resonances Ross simply went further than I feel comfortable with in accepting stories that pushed the boundaries of what Darkover is Certainly most of these stories were ones I felt were true to the spirit of DarkoverLearning to Breathe Snow by Rosemary Edghill and Rebecca Fox is set in the early days of the Terran presence on Darkover just after the Thendara spaceport was established and presents an early attempt to by the Comyn to divert Terran interest away from the special gifts of DarkoverHealing Pain by Jane M H Bigelow is the story of Taniuel a young woman with laran and a desire to study Terran medicine to make her a better healerBlood in by Diana L Paxson also deals with medical them. Elepaths and swordsmen non humans and ancient mysteries a technologically advanced star faring civilization comes into inevitable conflict with one that has pursued psychic gifts and turned away from weapons of mass destructionDarkover offers many gifts asked for and unexpected Those who come here ignorant of what they will find discover gifts outside themselves and wit.