Leonie Hastur has a high degree of laran, the telepathic power of the Comyn caste, and wants to be Keeper of Arilinn Tower, which will give her as much power as her twin brother Lorill, Heir to Hastur. But she has a premonition that something strange and disturbing will come from the sky and change their world forever. She is correct. Ysaye Barnett loves life on shipboard and would happily stay right there, with her beloved computers, forever. Her best friend Elizabeth Mackintosh, a musician and anthropologist, and her fiance, linguist David Lorne, want to marry and have children, which means they need a planet they can settle on and make their lives' work. They are very excited about the new planet, especially when they realize that it's a lost Terran colony. As five young lives and their very different cultures meet, all of them will be changed by the encounter.
©1993 Marion Zimmer Bradley and Mercedes Lackey (P)2015 Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
The Darkover series was my introduction to scifi/fantasy for older audiences, and I was thrilled to see that some of the books had made it onto audible. Rediscovery is a later book in the series, but it is written in such a way that you do not need to have foreknowledge. The narration is spot on, and helps to bring Darkover to life.
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