Traitor's Sun

Traitor's Sun

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by Marion Zimmer Bradley
     
 

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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...

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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...

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This sequel to Shadow Matrix (LJ 9/15/97) continues Bradley's epic saga of the world of the bloody sun. The death of Regis Hastur, Regent of Darkover, signals the beginning of an uneasy time for the planet. As his heir, Mikhail, prepares to assume the reins of power, the relationship between Darkover and the Terran Federation reaches a boiling point, drawing the major families of the planet into a crucible of intrigue and treachery. Bradley's consummate skill at presenting complex political intrigue side-by-side with acute personal drama makes her Darkover series both involving and intricate. Highly recommended for most sf collections.
Kirkus Reviews
A new novel of Darkover, the actions occurring 15 years after those described in Exile's Song (1996). Here are the further adventures of former musicologist Marguerida Alton, after she returned to Darkover, came into her full psychic Gift, married the heir to the throne, and brought some sort of order to life at Comyn Castle. The increasingly totalitarian Terran Federation, however, has been pressing Darkover to become a full member of the Federation, mostly so it can get its greedy paws on Darkover's untapped resources. And when a Federation civil war severs communication with the central government, the corrupt, ambitious regional HQ Station Chief, Lyle Belfontaine, plots to grab Darkover by force. Fans will know what to make of Bradley's odd amalgam of technology and psi/magic powers, family saga, and power politics. One unexpected detail: Adrienne Martine-Barnes (Master of Earth and Water, with Diana L. Paxson) appears in the copyright notice but is mentioned neither on the cover nor on the title page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780886778118
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Darkover Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
629,726
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.37(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, 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 sale as an adjunct to an amateur fiction contest in Fantastic/Amazing Stories in 1949. She had written as long as she could remember, but wrote only for school magazines and fanzines until 1952, when she sold her first professional short story to Vortex Science Fiction. 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; The House Between the Worlds, although a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, was "fantasy undiluted". 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 best seller list both in hardcover and trade paperback, and she also wrote The Firebrand, a novel about the women of the Trojan War. Her historical fantasy novels, The Forest House, Lady of Avalon, Mists of Avalon are prequels to Priestess of Avalon

She died in Berkeley, California on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack. She was survived by her brother, Leslie Zimmer; her sons, David Bradley and Patrick Breen; her daughter, Moira Stern; and her grandchildren.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 30, 1930
Date of Death:
September 25, 1999
Place of Birth:
Albany, New York
Place of Death:
Berkeley, California
Education:
B.A., Hardin-Simmons College, 1964; additional study at University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1967

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Marion Zimmer Bradley never disappoints. I was hooked on her from the time I read "The Mists of Avalon" and am rereading the darkover books as I add them to my nook. This continues the story of Marguerida Alton and the story of the "gifts" and in particular the Alton gift. Well written and a longer satisfying read. Made we want to reread all the darkover novels. If you like fantasy, you will love her books. I am so sad she is no longer around to write more.
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