The Children of Kings

The Children of Kings

Book - 2013
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An exciting fantasy adventure set in Marion Zimmer Bradley's popular world of Darkover

Court life for Prince Gareth Elhalyn, grandson of the legendary Regis Hastur, has become unbearable. In a desperate attempt to escape, Gareth appeals to his powerful grandmother, Linnea, and with her blessing, disguises himself and travels to the barbarous, warlike Dry Towns where no one will recognize a prince. In the Dry Towns, Gareth overhears rumors of deadly, illegal Terran blasters and stumbles upon a terrible reality no one could have suspected.

Meanwhile, Linnea has never ceased to search for her lost daughter, Kierestelli, whom she and Regis were forced to send into hiding with the native chieri. Almost by chance, Linnea reconnects along the telepathic relays with Kierestelli, now called Silvana of Nevarsin Tower. Silvana, convinced that her parents abandoned her, rejects her mother's overture and returns to her hidden home among the chieri. But the chieri once roamed the stars themselves, and they have no forgotten the terror of warfare in space--lessons that they pass on to Silvana.

Unknown to the ruling Comyn, danger now fills the skies above Darkover, and Silvana holds half the key to protecting their world. Gareth holds the other half, if he can only stay alive long enough to discover where that key is....
Publisher: New York : Daw Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780756407971
Characteristics: vi, 375 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ross, Deborah J.


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rowanquincy May 09, 2015

OK but if I hadn't already read all the MZB Darkover books I wouldn't have finished this one. Didn't like the main character at all, and the plot was trite and predictable.

Jun 02, 2014

A novel set in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series. The focus is on Regis Hastur's grandchildren---what they're doing, how they're coping---and Regis' missing daughter. As usual, outside forces are creating problems and the ruling Comyn are struggling to be true to themselves and to their world.

Deborah J Ross continues to write about Darkover. Not as rich as MZB's writing. Characters are not as well developed. Interesting and worth reading if your a Darkover fan.

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Jun 02, 2014

DALHIA thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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