By Deborah J. Ross
An intriguing delusion event set in Marion Zimmer Bradley's renowned global of Darkover
Court lifestyles for Prince Gareth Elhalyn, grandson of the mythical Regis Hastur, has develop into insufferable. In a determined try to break out, Gareth appeals to his robust grandmother, Linnea, and together with her blessing, disguises himself and travels to the barbarous, warlike Dry cities the place nobody will realize a prince. within the Dry cities, Gareth overhears rumors of lethal, unlawful Terran blasters and stumbles upon a negative fact nobody may have suspected.
in the meantime, Linnea hasn't ever ceased to go looking for her misplaced daughter, Kierestelli, whom she and Regis have been compelled to ship into hiding with the local chieri. nearly accidentally, Linnea reconnects alongside the telepathic relays with Kierestelli, now known as Silvana of Nevarsin Tower. Silvana, confident that her mom and dad deserted her, rejects her mother’s overture and returns to her hidden domestic one of the chieri. however the chieri as soon as roamed the celebs themselves, they usually don't have any forgotten the fear of conflict in space—lessons that they move directly to Silvana.
Unknown to the ruling Comyn, chance now fills the skies above Darkover, and Silvana holds part the foremost to retaining their international. Gareth holds the opposite part, if he can basically remain alive lengthy adequate to find the place that key is....