The Keeper's Price

The Keeper's Price

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by MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY
     
 

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The first anthology of short stories set on Darkover, spanning Darkovan history: from shortly after the arrival of the lost Terran ship, through the Ages of Chaos, the rise of the Comyn and the establishment of the Compact, and the eventual return the Terrans.

This anthology, first published in 1980, contains stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Elisabeth Waters

Overview

The first anthology of short stories set on Darkover, spanning Darkovan history: from shortly after the arrival of the lost Terran ship, through the Ages of Chaos, the rise of the Comyn and the establishment of the Compact, and the eventual return the Terrans.

This anthology, first published in 1980, contains stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Elisabeth Waters, Diana L. Paxson, Susan M. Shwartz, Patricia Shaw Mathews, Cynthia McQuillin, Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah, Linda MacKendrick, Kathleen Williams, Penny Ziegler, Eileen Ledbetter, Linda Frankel, and Paula Crunk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014858311
Publisher:
Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
Publication date:
08/10/2012
Series:
Darkover Anthology , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
406,681
File size:
216 KB

Meet the Author

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, New York, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her B.A. in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67.

She was a science fiction/fantasy fan from her middle teens, and made her first professional sale to Vortex Science Fiction in 1952. She wrote everything from science fiction to Gothics, but is probably best known for her Darkover novels. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, which she started in 1988. She also edited an annual anthology called SWORD AND SORCERESS for DAW Books.
Over the years she turned more to fantasy. She wrote a novel of the women in the Arthurian legends�Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and others�entitled MISTS OF AVALON, which made the NY Times bestseller list both in hardcover and trade paperback, and she also wrote THE FIREBRAND, a novel about the women of the Trojan War.

She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack.

For more information, see her website: www.mzbworks.com.

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The Keeper's Price 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
VAI DOM: Marion Zimmer Bradley writes that this short story "comes first in this collection [...] because it is, chronologically, the earliest in recorded Darkovan history, coming only a few generations after Darkover Landfall." A combination of drunkenness, powerful laran, and fighting the native Darkover bird-like creatures, the Ya-men, causes a blood debt between the childhood friends Darriel di Asturien and Robard Macrae. THE KEEPER'S PRICE: Tells the heart aching story of Callista Lanart making her decision to be Keeper of Arilinn, and not fully understanding the price she will have to pay to avoid the increasingly deadly crisis that Hilary endures for the sake of the Tower. THE HAWKMASTER'S SON: (2 of 4 of the Dyan Ardais Short Story Series) Another great story with Rafael Hastur and Rafe Syrtis, when they were cadets in the Thendara City Guard. However, Dyan Gabriel, the Regent of Ardais, will not stand for a commoner such as Rafe raising his status through a marriage that goes against the Comyn's authority. BLOOD WILL TELL: The second chapter of book one (pages 39 to 57) of 'Sharra's Exile' was previously published in a slightly different form as a short story: 'Blood Will Tell' in 'The Keeper's Price'. This is a sequel to 'The Heritage of Hastur'. This novel is a complete rewrite of 'The Sword of Aldones'. This short story takes place after 'Destined for the Tower' in 'Towers of Darkover'. It's a fantastic tale, (and one of my favorites), of how the damaged Lewis Alton met up with Dio Ridenow of Serrais on the pleasure planet Vainwal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago