Traitor's Sun

Traitor's Sun

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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ISBN-13: 9781101157589
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: Darkover Series , #10
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 189,247
File size: 674 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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Traitor's Sun 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
lewispike on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had forgotten, when I picked this up to read before it's sequel, that it's actually part of a chain that starts back with Sharra's Exile. This wasn't too bad, there were enough recaps, nicely handled, that I could keep up with the back story, but the details were a bit sketchy.Hermes Aldaran, Lew's replacement at the Federation Senate has a flash of foresight and flees, dragging his non-Darkovan wife and children along. The Federation shortly thereafter goes to hell in a handcart, at least it appears so.The terranan station chief and his men are flawed by ambition, hatred for Darkover, and having a reach that exceeds their grasp. They are initially unaware that Regis Hastur has also died, in fact he dies in the first or second chapter. Once they find this, they decide to attack the funeral procession (a plot device that's been used before, in Heritage of Hastur) although their plotting is undone by Domenic Hastur who has snuck out from home to see the Travelers perform and happens to spy things out.From there the story follows two main threads. There is Nico and Hermes, and gradually other reinforcements, following the Travelers and trying to determine exactly what is going on. They reveal a more deep-set plot than the first one too, although that is not really developed in this book. The other thread is the developments in Comyn Castle. This splits a bit, into Katherine (Hermes' wife) starting to settle in (very badly) to life on Darkover, and the political machinations as various people try to overcome Mikhal's accession as Regis' heir for various reasons.There is a largely clear and clean resolution, although there are a few bits lingering to be dealt with further on.
willowcove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While I do tend to like the books that come chronologically prior to "Rediscovery," this is a really great part of the series as well.
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jtchun3 More than 1 year ago
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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