Darkover

28 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 147 ratings

Stormqueen! Publisher's Summary

During the lawless Ages of Chaos, when the ruling families of Darkover ruthlessly inbred their laran-gifted offspring to gain powerful talents, a baby was born to the lord of Aldaran. This child, born on a dark and thunder-filled night, was possessed of a terrifying and uncontrolled talent: Dorilys, heiress to her father's domain, could unwittingly call forth lightning, even while still a fretful child. 

Fearful for his daughter's life and the safety of his domain, Lord Aldaran sent to a tower for help. But even the powers of a trained monitor and a Hastur lord might not be enough to save this painfully afflicted and deadly young woman.

©1978 Marion Zimmer Bradley (P)2018 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Stormqueen!

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During the lawless Ages of Chaos, a baby was born to the lord of Aldaran. This child, born on a dark and thunder-filled night, was possessed of a terrifying and uncontrolled talent: Dorilys, heiress to her father's domain, could unwittingly call forth lightning, even while still a fretful child. Fearful for his daughter's life and the safety of his domain, Lord Aldaran sent to a tower for help. But even the powers of a trained monitor and a Hastur lord might not be enough to save this painfully afflicted and deadly young woman.

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 9

    • The Heirs of Hammerfell (Darkover)

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Michael Spence
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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    Nobody alive knew how the feud between Storn and Hammerfell had begun, but that didn't stop the fighting. When Storn's men burned Hammerfell's castle, his infant twin sons were separated, and each grew up thinking himself the rightful Duke of Hammerfell. Conn, raised in the mountains by his father's paxman, continued to fight the Storns. Alastair grew up with his mother in Thendara and planned to marry his cousin, Floria. But when Conn came to Thendara to seek King Aiden's help, and the twins encountered each other, it changed all their lives.

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  • Book 10

    • Rediscovery

    • Darkover, Book 11
    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I may be a fangirl

    • By Nicole on 01-31-16

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  • Book 11

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  • Book 15

    • City of Sorcery

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
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    Haunted by mysterious images of hooded figures, Magdalen Lorne, chief Terran operative on Darkover, pursues a quest not only to the frozen ends of the physical world but also to the perilous limits of the spiritual world. And there she is tested by the evil sorcery of the Dark Sisterhood.  

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  • Book 16

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  • Book 18

    • The Heritage of Hastur

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Max Bellmore, Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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    Described as "Bradley's best novel" by Locus, The Heritage of Hastur, the longest and most intricate of the Darkover series, is a brilliant epic of the pivotal event in the strange love-hate relationship between the Terran worlds and the semi-alien offspring of forgotten peoples. This is the novel of the Hastur tradition and of the showdown between those who would bargain away their world for the glories of star-borne science and those who would preserve the special "matrix" power that was at once the prize and the burden of ruddy-sunned Darkover. 

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  • Book 19

    • The Planet Savers

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    Dr. Randall Forth is so desperate to discover a cure for the 48-year-fever, known as Trailmen's fever, he persuades Dr. Jay Allison to undergo hypnosis. Once hypnotized, Jay Allison becomes Jason Allison, his hidden and polar opposite secondary personality.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Stand Alone Story

    • By Reg on 01-13-17

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  • Book 20

    • The Sword of Aldones

    • Darkover
    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Michael Spence
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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    After Lew Alton unwittingly roused the fire demon Sharra, the Sword of Aldones was the only weapon that could lay her to rest again. But only one man could wield the sword, and getting it was an even bigger problem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great to have Darkover BUT

    • By Jennifer on 11-15-12

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