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by Marion Zimmer Bradley

eBook The Spell Sword download ISBN: 0879971312
Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher: DAW (September 17, 1974)
Language: English
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Category: Pseudoscience
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Marion Zimmer Bradley. forbidden circle 01 - a darkover novel. Spell-sword. he history of Darkover was full of such weapons. There was the legendary Sword of Aldones in the chapel at Mali, a weapon so ancient-and so fearful-that no one alive knew how to wield it.

Marion Zimmer Bradley. There was the Sword of Hastur, in Castle Hastur, of which it was said that if any man drew it save in defense of the honor of the Hasturs it would blast his hand as if with fire. And there was the sword of Dom Esteba. mighty swordsman now laid low, unable to use it.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series. While she is noted for her feminist perspective in her writing,:28–29 her popularity has been posthumously marred by multiple accusations against her of child sexual abuse and rape by two of her children, Mark and Moira Greyland, and others.

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover is a collection of science fantasy short stories by American writer Marion Zimmer Bradley. The stories are set in Bradley's world of Darkover. The book was first published by DAW Books (No. 929) in October, 1993. The stories are divided into four sections, each preceded by a brief overview of Bradley's thoughts on that category's main subject(s)

1974 DAW mass market paperback, Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Forest House). The Spell Sword" is another Darkover novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley. This one is set sometime after the Terran Empire rediscovered Darkover

1974 DAW mass market paperback, Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Forest House). Andrew Carr is employed as a technician in the Empire's Mapping and Exploration survey of Cottman IV, known locally as Darkover. His survey plane encounters a storm over the mountains and crashes. This one is set sometime after the Terran Empire rediscovered Darkover. Now there are both the Darkovan natives, as well as men from Terra living on Darkover.

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Marion Zimmer Bradley was a co-founder of spiritual organization, which was the center of Non-Traditional Religion. She has gained a lot of popularity posthumously as a result of the accusations that have been levied against her. Walter H. Breen who was her husband by then, convicted her as a sex offender. Marion constantly refer back to the Ages of chaos though only a few books were set during this particular era. During the era, the original colonist descendants have find a way to organize themselves into feudal-type society. This society have the ability to determine the individuals who are commoners and the ones who make up the aristocracy.

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her . 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. 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". Marion Zimmer Bradley. THE SPELL SWORD is a Darkover novel to stand with the great ones of the series. After spending her youth in the Terran Empire, Margaret Alton returns to Darkover, the planet of her birth. From the back cover: The lore of the planet of the Bloody Sun, Darkover, with its human and semi-human peoples, its science of emntal powers, its loves and hates, its feuds and favors - all have grown into one of the greater classics of the imagination, comparable only to the Middle Earth of Tolkien. For so deep and complex has been the creation of this worlds that readers have sought to fill in the unknown spots of its saga.

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Читать бесплатно Sharra's Exile Marion Zimmer Bradley. Текст этой книги доступен онлайн: D A. WOLLHEIM, PUBLISHER 1633 Broadway, New York, . 10019 A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Like all previous Darkover novels, this story is complete in itself and does not depend on knowledge of any other.

STATED FIRST PRINTING. Sept. 1974 DAW mass market paperback, Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Forest House). Andrew Carr is employed as a technician in the Empire's Mapping and Exploration survey of Cottman IV, known locally as Darkover. His survey plane encounters a storm over the mountains and crashes. Carr survives through the intervention of a diaphanous figure that he initially believes to be a ghost. She tells him her name is Callista, a Keeper, and she is communicating with him through the Overworld. Carr believes none of this, but follows her directions to shelter. Meanwhile, on the road to Armida, Damon Ridenow discusses recent violent conflicts with a native species called the cat-men with his guardsmen. Ridenow is a matrix technician who was recently dismissed by Leonie Hastur, Keeper of Arilinn, on the grounds that he is "too sensitive." During the journey, the group is attacked by an unseen entity. Only Damon Ridenow survives. He arrives at Armida to find that it, too, has been attacked, and Callista Lanart was kidnapped. Her twin, Ellemir Lanart, assures him Callista is alive because she can feel her sister's telepathic presence, though they cannot communicate directly.- Amazon
Comments: (7)
Arcanefist
I'd like to stress that the rating isn't for the book content itself - this is purely about the quality of the e-book version.
And the quality is nonexistent. It started out with a few of the usual problems: minor characters like ' or . missing.
While I was disgruntled that this happened in a book I paid for I could live with those tiny things missing. But from around 50%-60% onwards the book feels like whoever had the job of proofreading decided to give up or skip a few chapters.
"I"s became "1"s, "I can" turned into "lean" "Andrew Carr" became "Andrew Can" and other fun stuff.

I'm usually not picky with those kind of things but the insane amount of errors made the book very uncomfortable to read. Not what I'd usually expect from something I paid ~8$ for.

2 stars instead of one because I DID read it to the end regardless of the errors.

I really hope they will fix it and update it with a spell-checked version, I love the book and I love the fact that it's finally available for Kindle.
Velellan
Explains the early years on Darkover- so if you've only read the later era ones, you have to go back and read this one.
Quashant
"The Spell Sword" is another Darkover novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley. This one is set sometime after the Terran Empire rediscovered Darkover. Now there are both the Darkovan natives, as well as men from Terra living on Darkover. This novel begins in a way that we have seen several times before: with a crash of a Terran vehicle on Darkover. This time it is from a team based at the Terran outpost at Thendara. Andrew Carr is a member of the Mapping and Explorations team that is slowly gathering information about Darkover. In a winter storm, the plane crashed and it was only through what Andrew thought was a hallucination that he was able to survive for very long in the storm. Andrew had visions of a woman named Callista guiding him away from the plane and to safety, but he had difficulty believing that these visions might be true. Eventually, Carr does come to accept that the vision is more than a hallucination, but someone communicating with him.
Damon Ridenow has been called to help find Callista, who has gone missing without a trace. Before Damon arrives at Callista's home he has to travel through someplace called "the darkened land" where the land is in shadows, uninhabitable and attacks can come from invisible assailants. Not a place you would want to spend much time. After passing through "the darkened land", Damon learns more about Callista's abduction and also meets Andrew Carr who was led there somehow by the vision of Callista. When Andrew and Damon discuss what has happened, they see the connection and that the only way to save Callista is by working together. Damon is surprised to discover that Andrew, a Terran, also has the potential to be a telepath, which Damon believed was a skill native to Darkover.
Throughout the Darkover series we hear that there are non-human races on the planet: the chieri and the cat-people. While we see the chieri once or twice, we have never seen the cat-people before and this was an area that I was interested in. For the most part, they are not developed as a race or as characters, except that we now know that some can be telepaths like humans (and chieri). We also know that they are mainly enemies of humans (though they have worked with the less reputable humans from the Dry Towns), though Damon does allow that their motives and culture are so far removed from human that it would be difficult to truly comprehend it.
This is a short novel, coming in less than 200 pages, but I found it to be fairly entertaining and I suspect that it sets the stage for the much longer "The Forbidden Tower" which features many of the same characters. "The Spell Sword" serves as introduction to Andrew Carr, Damon Ridenow, and Callista. It is fairly good for a fantasy novel, though it does not feature the depth of some. This is a straight forward story with some action.
Deorro
As I go through the Darkover books in the order in which they were written, the quality of MZB's writing continues to improve, but the stories seem repetitive. A person from Earth comes to Darkover, is drawn unexpectedly into adventure, and subsequently decides that Darkover is his true home. The Spell Sword is no exception to this pattern.
I did enjoy this book, partly because (as I implied) it is better written than most of what came before it. Here, we meet Damon Ridenow, a bookish Darkovan who is caught off guard when he and his traveling companions are ambushed by mysterious, invisible attackers. Meanwhile, a Terran named Andrew has crash landed in the nearby mountains, and visions of a woman lead him to safety -- and to Damon Ridenow. Together, they do battle with the powerful, invisible foes who attacked Damon and who are besieging and terrorizing Darkovan towns, holding hostage the woman of Andrew's visions.
These foes are certainly the weak point of the book: we know they are "cat people" and that they've discovered a matrix crystal that gives them great and dangerous power, including that of invisibility. But a mysterious enemy should only be mysterious to a point, if you want them to be interesting. Their motives and their physical characteristics (they aren't always invisible) are left so ill-defined that I found myself imagining a bunch of Felix The Cats with evil grins attacking our protagonists. The cat people never become scary nor interesting.
The Spell Sword is another readable, but somehow lacking, Darkover book.
Lilegha
I hadn't read this in about 20 years but decided to try it again. I really do like many of Bradley's Darkover books, especially the Renunciate books. However, The Spell Sword, one of her earlier works, has little depth to its characters and is not as well written as her later books. As another reviewer said, The Forbidden Tower, which I really like, has these same characters. The Forbidden Tower was published 3 years later and Bradley had improved her character and plot development skills most satisfactorily by then. The Spell Sword left me feeling unsatisfied and frustrated with the weak characters presented in the book. What little informationthe Spell Sword has can be found in later, much more well-written books.
Its most interesting to read the Darkover books in chronological order (as listed at various websites), but you can skip this book and go directly to The Forbidden Tower and you would not have missed anything.