Hawkmistress! (Ages of Chaos #2)

Hawkmistress! (Ages of Chaos #2)

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780886772390
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/15/1990
Series: Darkover Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels. She is best known for the Darkover series and for The Mists of Avalon, the first book in her Avalon series. Hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "[A] monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends," The Mists of Avalon was made into a popular television miniseries in 2001.

Date of Birth:

June 30, 1930

Date of Death:

September 25, 1999

Place of Birth:

Albany, New York

Place of Death:

Berkeley, California


B.A., Hardin-Simmons College, 1964; additional study at University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1967

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Hawkmistress! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
medievalmama on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is one of my favorite fantasies from the mistress of fantasy. Gender equality comes close to rule. This is one of the books that I reread frequently, not only because it is good fantasy, but also because it is good social commentary. We have come so far in the real world today, or have we?
orangejulia on LibraryThing 9 months ago
This is a stand-alone book in MZB's Darkover universe. You don't need to have read the rest of the books to read this one (I still haven't read most of the Darkover books). The universe "Hawkmistress" is set in is rich and detailed, without being overwhelming. The book focuses on Romilly, the daughter of a local lord, who has laran (a telepathic gift that allows her to communicate primitively with animals). The book deals with Romilly's struggles to be considered a person, rather than as a piece of chattle, a useful tool, a freak, etc. MZB has her characters react realistically, which is to say some people disappoint you, and others surprise you.
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This was a very, very good book, although some descriptive passages seemed unnecessary and distracting. But I appreciate the skill in creating and sustaining interest in an imaginary world that is somehow not wholly imaginary.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truely an excellent book, one of my favorite books of all time. Intricate plot and exquisite character development. Wonderful book for anyone over 12. Even if you don't like science fiction of fantasy, this book is still a great choice. It has something for everyone. Bradley is a truely gifted writer who creates a whole world in her books. It made me both laugh and cry! Don't expect to put this book down once you've started it.