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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley is famous for her Avalon books, but I'm a fan of her Darkover stories, set in an original world and a blend of science fiction and fantasy. This is one of a series of anthologies that basically are collection of "fan fiction" by other authors based on MZB's Darkover. I was impr...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley is famous for her Avalon books, but what I'm a fan of are her Darkover stories, set in an original world and a blend of science fiction and fantasy. This is one of a series of anthologies that basically are collection of "fan fiction" by other authors based on MZB's Darkover. I...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley is famous for her Avalon books, but I'm a fan of her Darkover stories, set in an original world and a blend of science fiction and fantasy. This is one of a series of anthologies that basically are collection of "fan fiction" by other authors based on MZB's Darkover. I was impr...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 7 years ago
I loved this when I read it over and over as a young woman. I think, now, that the writing is weak though the stories are interesting.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
The collection gives some background on the Amazons of Darkover, including an explanation of the oath. Bradley’s story “The Legend of Lady Bruna” has a wonderful framing device and includes Magda. Her “Knives” is a dark story but looks at the meaning of the oath. “Cast off Your Chains” by Margare...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
Perhaps the reason to read this somewhat weak collection is the story “There is Always Someone”. It isn’t a great story, but though it you can see how greatly Bradley embraced the fans of her Darkover series. Also good is “The Ferment”.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
Some of the later stories in this collection are weak and have the characteristics of a fanzine and fan fiction from which this collection is based. However, for a fan or a reader of the Darkover series, this collection is worth picking up for a few reasons. The first is Deborah Wheeler’s story “C...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
Bradley’s “Amazon Excerpt” is a nice story about Rafella, even if it is a little touchy feely. “Broken Vows” by Annette Rodriguez is a good story because it raises questions to get the reader to think. There is an ending to City of Sorcery in “If Only the Banshees Could see”. Deborah Wheeler’s ta...
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