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By Marion Zimmer Bradley, Deborah J. Ross

After generations of fight to guard the original local tradition of Darkover from the goals of the ruthless Terran Federation, the Terrans have ultimately been pressured to desert Darkover as a result of interstellar civil battle. As Lew Alton wrestles with the darkish shadows from his previous, his daughter Marguerida's psychic presents warn of her of imminent possibility. yet chance to whom? Her husband Mikhail as robust head of the Hastur area is her most evident fear, for lots of could stand to achieve from his dying. Her son Domenic searches for his position in an international of moving loyalties, torn by means of his love for 2 very diverse girls and by means of his future because the inheritor to Hastur.

But whereas Darkover's robust rulers face their own demons, determined refugees flood the streets of Thendara, Darkover's capital urban, for within the mountains and historic threat is once more at the rise—a energy opposed to which neither sword nor the psychic sorcery of Darkover can be triumphant.

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Tell her--and Joline--that if they fail to send regular reports from now on, they will wish they had never been born. " Her mouth twisted around that last. The name made Alviarin shift uneasily, too, and no wonder. Ronde Macura's nasty little infusion was something to make any sister uncomfortable. Forkroot was not lethal--at least you woke, if you drank enough to sleep--but a tea that deadened a woman's ability to channel seemed aimed too directly at Aes Sedai. A pity the information had not been received before Galina went; if forkroot worked on men as well as it seemed to on women, it would have made her task considerably easier.

Then who? The other Wise Ones? " "It was not women," Rhiale said, her voice faltering. "It was not--" Face pale, she swallowed. Sevanna turned slowly to stare at the dome, only then remembering to breathe again. Something had risen through the hole where the smoke gushed out. One of the wetlander banners. The smoke was not enough to obscure it completely. Crimson, with a disc half white and half black, the colors divided by a sinuous line, just like the piece of cloth the siswai'aman wore. Rand al'Thor's banner.

That bit of insolence could not be allowed to pass, of course, and had not been. Everyone knew that, too. It was meant to remind Alviarin that she was vulnerable, but the slim woman merely smiled her cool smile. So long as the Hall remained as it was, she was immune. She riffled through the papers in her hand, plucking one out.  " That smile deepened into something dangerously close to amusement. " Even Alviarin had enough sense not to speak the Sanche woman's name in her presence. It was true, though; every king and queen, even mere nobles, seemed to be testing the limits of her power.

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