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The Heirs of Hammerfell (Hundred Kingdoms #2)

The Heirs of Hammerfell (Hundred Kingdoms #2)

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by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As the first Darkover novel to appear in hardback and the first new series entry in five years, this book carries a heavy burden of expectation, which, unfortunately, it does not fulfill. Set in the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, it tells of the twin sons of the Duke of Hammerfell, separated as children after the destruction of their home and the killing of their father by Ardrin, Lord of Storn, as a result of an ancient blood feud. Alastair, the elder, is raised by his mother, the leronis Erminie in Thendara, the lowland capital of the Hasturs, while Conn, the younger and gifted with telepathy, is saved by an old retainer and grows up with the mountain people of the Hellers. When the two are reunited as adults, Alastair, contemptuous of his brother as a country bumpkin, sets out to reclaim his heritage, while Conn, viewing his twin as a fop and a weakling, stays behind to protect his mother and fall in love with Alastair's promised wife, Floria, a monitor trained to work in the Towers. While Bradley's pleasant tale should please Darkover fans, it lacks the power, depth and darkness that has informed the best of her previous works set under the Bloody Sun. ( Dec. )

Product Details

Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
Darkover Series
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet 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.

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

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The Heirs of Hammerfell (Hundred Kingdoms #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jesse_H More than 1 year ago
Twin brothers grow up separated by space and time. when they both reach manhood, they each try to gain control over their lost kingdom. Marion Zimmer Bradley is a master of Sci-Fi and this is just another example of her greatness.