To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
I was a fan of the different Darkover anthologies when they first came out. They were uneven - some of the stories were great and some were horrible. This collection is made up of the stories that Marion Zimmer Bradley wrote for the collections and shows an inside look at some of her characters.
As a technical note, the Kindle version has a somewhat linked table of contents. From the table of contents, you can jump to any story, but you can't jump back to the table of contents from inside the book. It's not that important as the table of contents is at the very beginning.
The onlything better than a Darkover story, more. This book is full of stories about the people that inhabit this fascinating world and explains more about the difficult culture they have established. Every story is stand alone but fits with the others. This book helps reestablish my Darkover books. This time on kindle. Means when friends borrow and forget who owned the book I can sit and read it again
She truely was one of the greatest sci fantasy writers of all time. Sometimes I come back to this between novels. This anthology fills in several gaps explained in the novels, but sometimes one wants to read the little story in between. Often I could see as if actors played a part, like Dyan Ardais (Ralph Fiennes) and Rafael Hastuer (Johnny Depp) and Danilo Syrtis (Ioan Gruffudd) . The ladies get to be real people too, it is a fun read.
To Keep the Oath Bonds of Sisterhood House Rules Knives Firetrap The Keeper's Price The Lesson of the Inn Hilary's Homecoming Hilary's Wedding Everything But Freedom Oathbreaker Hawkmaster's Son A Man of Impulse The Shadow
There were a couple of stories I really liked, but for some of them, I can't imagine how they made it into an anthology. I'm such a Darkover fan that I read them anyway, but typos and run-on sentences can be very distracting. Still, if you're a fan, go for it.