The Sword of Aldones

The Sword of Aldones Lew Alton was returning to Darkover returning at the command of men who had once been all too glad to see him leave For Lew a Darkovan on his father s side and a Terran on his mother s had always w

  • Title: The Sword of Aldones
  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • ISBN: 9789997506863
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lew Alton was returning to Darkover returning at the command of men who had once been all too glad to see him leave For Lew, a Darkovan on his father s side, and a Terran on his mother s, had always walked between two worlds, accused by each of belonging to the other, and trusted by neither Yet Lew alone had the power to understand both worlds and to save them from eacLew Alton was returning to Darkover returning at the command of men who had once been all too glad to see him leave For Lew, a Darkovan on his father s side, and a Terran on his mother s, had always walked between two worlds, accused by each of belonging to the other, and trusted by neither Yet Lew alone had the power to understand both worlds and to save them from each other s unknown forces That was the reason he had returned at last armed with the legendary sword of the Sharra matrix, whose destiny was to cross forces with the equally mystic Sword of Aldones in one mighty battle that would decide Darkover s fate .

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    1. Because I read and loved The Mists of Avalon back in the 80s, I decided to include Marion Zimmer Bradley in My Big Fat Reading Project and read all of her novels in order of publication. The Sword of Aldones is the first book she wrote in her renowned Darkover Series.There are two schools of thought regarding how to read that series because, like Star Wars movies, they were not written in chronological order. MZB provided a numbered chronological list before her death and some people read them t [...]

    2. Sword of Aldones (1962) 184 pages by Marion Zimmer Bradley.Sword of Aldones is a Darkover novel. In this universe the galaxy has been colonized mainly by humans. The Terran empire is trying to expand its influence to all planets, not necessarily by force, but by economic pressure, etc. Darkover is holding out, although there is a Terran presence on the planet. The Darkover culture is unique, largely in part to having telepaths. There are several clans, Hastur, Alton, etc each with different abil [...]

    3. 'All lines of cosmic force met in their handsLew Alton was returning to Darkover - returning at the command of men who had once been all too glad to see him leave. For Lew, a Darkovan on his father's side, and a Terran on his mother's, had always walked between two worlds, accused by each of belonging to the other, and trusted by neither. Yet Lew alone had the power to understand both worlds and to save them from each other's unknown forces. That was the reason he had returned at last - armed wi [...]

    4. I'm a fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley, but my affection for her rests not on the Avalon books, which I didn't care for, but her Darkover series. Darkover is a "lost colony" of Earth that falls into a medieval society. Ruled by a psychic aristocracy it is later rediscovered by a star-spanning high-tech human federation after centuries, giving the series a feel of both science fiction and fantasy. The series as a whole features strong female characters, but it has enough swashbuckling adventure to dr [...]

    5. This is Bradley's second Darkover novel -- at least in terms of when it was published. Darkover is not really a "series," in that the story did not continue chronologically as the books came out.It took me a couple of weeks to get through this short (164 page) novel. I just wasn't motivated to pick it up! Especially during the first half of the book, there were just too many characters, peoples and concepts introduced all at once. When you create a fictional world, you have to bring the reader i [...]

    6. "It is-- OVER? No, no Marion. This is the part of me you never knew would come. It is a telepathy of a sort" I shook my head tersely as I haltingly explained what I have had to explain before for too many times. I sighed. "Must I say this again if only to say it once more? Marion, when we were in rapport, it was only as a duty-- I was blocking you from truly entering my mind because because--" I broke off interjectingly. I just could not do this to this poor, young, beautiful girl. But I had to. [...]

    7. 1981 Grade B. Book D13. Year 2155.2013 Grade C- or D+.I don't know why I gave this a B the first time. I certainly did not like it this time. Under normal circumstances I would have abandoned it but I kept reading to see how it fit in the timeline and why it is important. There is also a lot of material which does not fit the world created in the other novels. As near as I can tell, this is one of the first novels published, which may explain the gross inconsistencies. Maybe the official rewrite [...]

    8. Arrgghhh! I hated the ending. The Terrans win, the Comyn decimated, Lew chooses to leave Darkover for good, everything changes and yet is a pretty spectacular story. I think it makes a huge difference whether you're reading this series in the order of publication or chronological order. I'd read a few books, given to me at random to introduce me to the series, but am now reading them all in order. I see other reviewers who just don't grasp the concepts and relationships and they clearly need to [...]

    9. Ho sempre sentito molto parlare di questa saga, mi sono incuriosito ed ho iniziato a leggerla scegliendo i libri sulla base della data di pubblicazione. Questo quindi è il mio secondo, dopo il primo Le foreste di Darkover a cui ho dato il beneficio del libro di esordio, questo secondo mi ha un po' deluso, anche se voglio dare un così così di incoraggiamento, sperando che gli altri libri siano migliori.Per quanto riguarda le mie impressioni direi che la trama potrebbe anche essere interessante [...]

    10. Orribile. Anche perché l'unica cosa che, a distanza di mesi, mi è rimasta impressa davvero è che un personaggio si chiama Callina (da me sempre letto Gallina).Ne parlai anche con Flora tempo addietro, magari ricorda la trama più di me che l'ho rimossa in maniera tanto totale e definitiva.So solo che rimasi sconvolta dallo stile frettoloso, dalle soluzioni ridicole del finale e dall'irritante personaggio maschile (di cui però non ricordo neanche il nome, so solo che ne avrei fatto un porcell [...]

    11. First-written of the Darkover novels"," this book suffers from Space Opera to the extreme: advanced technology"," ancient civilizations"," a Terran Empire"," et cetera. It did"," however"," provide the core of the Darkover series"," which proved much better than its origins. Bradley rewrote this story as "Sharra's Exile"

    12. Just reread this one: simner/blog/?p=4048 (Am currently rereading all the Darkover books in order of pub date.) Pretty rough, but this is the first Darkover book that feels like a Darkover book, to me.

    13. Found this in a used book store, technically the precursor to Sharra's Exile but curious to see how different it is. Verdict: Pretty different. This story feels clunky and there are details that don't make sense with the rest of the stories in the Darkover universe.

    14. If it has one star I liked it a lot If it has two stars I liked it a lot and would recommend itIf it has three stars I really really liked it a lot If it has four stars I insist you read it If it has five stars it was life changing

    15. Rules of mind battle were kind of thrown out willy nilly, made it kind of hard to follow why people did or didn't go down.

    16. I read this when I was 15 or so, which is about how old she was when she first came up with idea, so we got along well, this book and me.

    17. I enjoyed this, book but it was an early book of hers and second in the Darkover stories she wrote, so it is kind of raw.

    18. Very fast paced. A host of characters. Action, drama, mystery, romance, and intrigue what else's could you want in a great science fiction fantasy story.

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