The Children of Kings

The Children of Kings

A Darkover Novel

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780756407971
  • 384 Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult


Although the Terran Federation has departed Darkover due to a nasty interstellar civil war, the planet’s location in the galactic arm makes it a prime hideout for smugglers, rebels, and other refugees. When smugglers start arming the warlike Dry Towners with forbidden weapons, Gareth Elhalyn, grandson of Regis Hastur and heir to the throne, takes off on a secret mission to stop them…
The Children of Kings

The Children of Kings

Written by: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Written by: Deborah J. Ross


“For sheer skill in storytelling and world building, for wit, for strikingly intelligent development of the concept of telepathy, above all, for continuous concern for people, Bradley has put some more famous sagas in the shade.” — Chicago Sun-Times

“This is the best Darkover novel in a long time…. It’s a tale of culture clash, in classic Darkover style, a delightful return to a fascinating world, and a great read.” — Locus (for Exile’s Song)

“This new entry in Bradley’s venerable series is an almost unalloyed pleasure from beginning to end and one of the few recent Darkover novels that someone unfamiliar with the series can pick up and get into immediately.” — Booklist (for Exile’s Song)

“[The Alton Gift] is a must for fans of the series and reads as if Deborah has been channeling Marion’s spirit.” — Center City Weekly Press

“Bradley’s consummate skill at presenting complex political intrigue side-by-side with acute personal drama makes her Darkover series both involving and intricate.” — Library Journal (for Traitor’s Sun)

“Ms Bradley spins a mesmerizing tale with masterful craftsmanship. Filled with rousing adventure, intriguing possibilities and fascinating characters.” — Romantic Times (for The Shadow Matrix)