Exile's Song

Exile's Song

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Exile's Song by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Haunted by fleeting, nightmarish memories of her childhood on Darkover, Margaret Alton flees her home with her uncommunicative, brooding father to take a job as assistant to musicologist Ivor Davidson, a career that takes her back to Darkover and a terrifying confrontation with the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101165720
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 04/01/1997
Series: Darkover , #8
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 126,752
File size: 655 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

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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Exile's Song 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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Follow Margaret Alton, Scholar of Musicology, as she returns to the planet of her birth, where she finds her roots and the reason why there is so little public information about Darkover.
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Zimmer Bradly really spun a great story with this book. She shows how Lew Alton's daughter, Maguerida, returns to Darkover after living most of her life in the Terra Empire (Earth in future years) on an assignment from the University where she is studying music. She soon learns that she has laran and is the heir to the Alton domain. This book is magnificintly written and explains things so well that you don't have to read the earlier books to unterstand the tale. I really recommend this book to people who like fantisy and science fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. From the first page, it caught my attention. I started to read the entire series beginning with this book (even though it's not the first one), and it drew me right in. Bradley has rich detailed descriptions of the characters, provides plenty of Dialogue and Adventure. A definite Must-Read! Gives enough background information to explain to the reader where the story comes from (if you are just starting).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exceptional book, but definetly not my favorite of the Darkover series. The book ties in characters and events from many of the other books. The writing style is excellent, but the plot isn't quite as intriuging as 'The Heritage of Hastur' or 'Hawkmistress.'