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The Alton Gift dfinition Encyclopedie The Alton Gift The Alton Gift est un roman non traduit du Cycle de Tnbreuse crit par Deborah J Ross d`aprs les bauches et les notes de Marion Zimmer Bradley publi en WikiZero The Alton Gift The Alton Gift est un roman non traduit du Cycle de Tnbreuse crit par Deborah J Ross d'aprs les bauches et les notes de Marion Zimmer Bradley publi en Rfrences modifier | modifier le code ↑ en Bibliography The Alton Gift sur Internet Speculative Fiction Database consult le avril v m Tnbreuse univers cr par Marion Zimmer Bradley The Alton Gift by Marion Zimmer Bradley Deborah The Alton Gift Ebook written by Marion Zimmer Bradley Deborah J Ross Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC android iOS devices Download for offline reading highlight bookmark or take notes while you read The Alton Gift The Alton Gift livre de Marion Zimmer Bradley livre de Achetez le livre livre de poche The Alton Gift de Marion Zimmer Bradley sur Indigoca la plus grande librairie au Canada L’expdition domicile et la cueillette The Alton gift Book WorldCatorg Get this from a library The Alton gift Marion Zimmer Bradley; Deborah J Ross Lew Alton's daughter Marguerida a psychic must decipher visions of impending doom while her son searches for his place in a world of shifting loyalties and the rulers of Darkover face a new The Alton Gift | Darkover Wiki | Fandom The Alton Gift may refer to The Alton Gift a short story by Elisabeth Waters published in The Keeper's Price and other stories The Alton Gift a novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J Ross published in This is a disambiguation page for The Alton Gift It distinguishes between items that might share the same title If an internal link led you here you may wish to change the it The Alton Gift Bradley Marion Zimmer Lewis Alton is deeply troubled by old sins furthermost his latest misuse of the Alton Gift of forced rapport after the Battle on the Old North Road His ghosts come back to haunt him in the person of Jeram a Terran mercenary who staid behind after the battle and developed a late case of threshold sickness after the tampering o. The Alton Gift pub 2007 written by Deborah J Ross from notes by Marion Zimmer Bradley is the first book to deal with Darkover in the post Terran era and things are not goodDarkover has clearly suffered in the three years since the departure of the Terrans Only a generation has passed since the assault of the world wreckers and the planet s ecology is still too fragile to sustain even the slightest of injuries Forest fires have ravaged the hill areas but without access to the fire fighting chemicals of the Terrans and with the numbers of Tower trained leroni too depleted to fight fires in the old fashioned way with laran whole villages have been destroyed their inhabitants reduced to wandering the roads in search of work The economy is faltering And harkening back to the very first Darkovan novel a new strain of trailman s fever has appeared and this time the trailmen are dying of it tooNot surprisingly social unrest has reached levels previously unknown on Darkover With the Comyn no longer able to uphold its part in the ancient feudal bargain the social fabric of Darkovan culture is fraying Added to this is the legacy of the self imposed isolation that Regis Hastur adopted for himself and his kin after the wave of assassination attempts engineered by the world wreckers which distanced the Comyn leaders from the people and the effects of the Terran attempts to foment revolt through political satires spread by their agents among the TravellersMeanwhile Lew Alton is having a crisis of conscience over his use of the Alton Gift to muddle the memories of the Terrans who survived the battle on the Old North Road On the advice of Danilo Syrtis he retires to the home of the cristoforo monks at Nevarsin where he hopes to find some peace of mind Instead he is directly confronted with his actions when the Keeper of Neskaya asks for his help in dealing with a Terran experiencing the awakening of latent laran as a result of being subjected to forced rapport The Terran Jeremiah Reed now calling himself Joram had remained on Darkover when the others were evacuated and is of course one of those who attacked the funeral cortege Lew restores his memories helps him learn to control his laran in the process both of them find a degree of healing and redemption for Joram a former biotechnician tasked with creating bioweapons has his own demons to settleAs the scene shifts from the Hellers to Thendara Joram and the knowledge that Lew and Marguerida have misused their power falls into the hands of Mikhail Lanart Hastur s enemy Francisco Ridenow With the Comyn Council in session Francisco brings Joram to a council meeting intending to use his story as a reason to challenge Mikhail s leadership When Joram despite being drugged refuses to accuse Marguerida and Lew Francisco declares blood feud against Mikhail In the ensuing duel Francisco is killed but not before he manages to wound Mikhail with a poisoned blade With Mikhail in a laran induced coma to prolong his life in the hope that he will be able to fight off the effects of poison Domenic convinces the Council to accept him as Acting Warden of Hastur and Regent in his father s place Almost immediately he is faced with his first crisis the trailmen s fever outbreak is spreadingUnder Domenic s leadership The effort to save the people of Darkover from the plague brings together the diverse elements of society Renunciate healers Tower trained leroni matrix technicians from outside of the Towers others of the Comyn to nurse the already infected Meanwhile Joram Marguerida and some of those Darkovans who had once worked for the Terrans work to find a vaccine or treatment drawing on Joram s knowledge and the records of the last outbreak of the fever In the end it takes both Terran bioscience and Darkovan to create a vaccine from the blood of a plague survivor but the process is difficult for the leroni involved and it seems impossible to make enough in time to prevent the plague from killing off most of the population Marguerida makes a desperate attempt drawing on all the potential of her shadow matrix to create enough vaccine to begin a treatment program but in so doing her consciousness is trapped in the Overworld and none of the leroni are able to find her and bring her back to her body Domenic then makes his own desperate act and joins the hands of his mother and father both unreachable by any normal laran contact While this allows Marguerida and Mikhail to find each other in the Overworld it is Domenic who brings them back to the physical plane after they have healed each other with the power of Varzil s ring As the novel ends the epidemic is under control and the changes brought about by the need to find a cure are starting to ripple through the fabric of Darkovan societyDarkover is changing and so is the cast of characters that readers had grown used to over so many novels Regis Hastur who was introduced in the first Darkover novel Bradley wrote died in The Traitor s Sun The Alton Gift sees the passing of both Javanne Hastur and her husband Gabriel Lew Alton suffers a heart attack reminding readers that his days too are numbered Marilla Lindir Aillard succumbed to the plague Yet as the old guard passes Dominic Alton Hastur is coming into his own as the heir to the Regency And a new political landscape has been formed with formerly unacknowledged nedestro heirs to the dwindling Domains including Domenic s lover Illona Ardais formerly Rider taking their places beside the remaining members of the older Comyn lines and a Keeper s Council formed to advise the Comyn Joram is teaching Terran science to a selected group of Darkovan students with the goal of preparing for the eventual return of the Federation The stage is set for the next stage of the Darkovan story On Pytania intymne on your PC android iOS devices Download for Off with His Head offline reading highlight bookmark Last Ditch or take notes while you read The Alton Gift The Alton Gift livre de Marion 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| Darkover Wiki | Fandom The Alton Gift is a novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J Ross published in June by DAW as a hardcover ISBN Synopsis Edit After the tragic untimely death of Regis Hastur a ruler who struggled lifelong to save the beloved world of his birth from the ambitions of the ruthless Terran Federation the Terrans have finally abandoned Darkover to pursue interstellar The Alton gift eBook WorldCatorg Get this from a library The Alton gift Marion Zimmer Bradley; Deborah J Ross In the seuel to Traitor's Sun the Terrans have left Darkover and little of their technology remains Remnants of the Comyn are finding that governing the planet takes energy and The Alton Gift Darkover Book English Edition Lewis Alton is deeply troubled by old sins furthermost his latest misuse of the Alton Gift of forced rapport after the Battle on the Old North Road His ghosts come back to haunt him in the person of Jeram a Terran mercenary who staid behind after the battle and developed a late case of threshold sickness after the tampering of his mind Here the story suffers a heavy case of predictability The Alton Gift | combr Lewis Alton is deeply troubled by old sins furthermost his latest misuse of the Alton Gift of forced rapport after the Battle on the Old North Road His ghosts come back to haunt him in the person of Jeram a Terran mercenary who staid behind after the battle and developed a late case of threshold sickness after the tampering of his mind Here the story suffers a heavy case of predictability The Alton Gift The Alton Gift Auteur Message; Alanna Messages Date d'inscription Localisation Yvelines Sujet The Alton Gift Je viens de tourner la derniere page de l'epiloue l'instant meme C'etait fantastiue merveilleux Il dono Alton The Alton Gift wewiki The Alton Gift The Alton Gift Da Wikipedia l'enciclopedia libera Il dono Alton ; Autore Marion Zimmer Bradley e Deborah J Ross copertinista Romas Kukalis Nazione stati Uniti linguaggio Inglese Serie Darkover Genere La fantascienza romanzo Editore DAW Books Data di pubblicazione Pubblicato in inglese giugno Tipo di supporto Stampa copertina rigida pagine. A good continuation of the series For a long time I have loved this series that deals with a low tech colonial world cut off from Earth for thousands of years that developed psychic abilities to offset the lack of metals that would have allowed for technology to have been maintained The complex social and political rules that evolved in a telepathic community are fascinating Now the Comyn are trying to deal with aftermath of the Terrans leaving their planet once This book picks up some of the threads that have existed through several of the previous books including Ridenow s political ambitions Alanna s troubled personality and Dominick s uniue laran Throw in a pandemic in the making and reconciliation of use of the the Alton s Gift euals this novel Unfortunately not all of these threads are developed as they could have been There has been a big build up for a few books about Dominick and Alanna s romance but it fizzles rather uickly Alanna s personality has been a threat hanging over Marguerida s family for several books but it never really shows her being a threat except as a difficult child and a few premonitions a few books back Her turn around is a little uick tooI loved the political intrigue and that the Terran influence still is having an effect on Darkovian society They didn t just withdraw and fade into history as if they never existed The core of the Darkover series has always been the conflict and the coming together of the Terran Empire and the society that has developed on the planet Both societies have pluses and minuses There are some threads that I wish could be explored in another book but I don t think it will ever happen Dominick s laran was explored a little bit in this book but I would love to see how that develops and what he could do with it There were hints that the Hastur gift of being a living matrix did not die out with Regis I would like to see where that goesAnyway I love a visit to Darkover It isn t just a SF adventure but explores issues that are important to us now on Earth


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  1. says:

    I love the series and it hasn't really suffered with MZB's death but why do none of the books cover the time between Landfall and the Ages of Chaos? I'd love to know how Nevarsin got settled ditto the Dry Towns who were the original inhabitants from the Landfall days? Where did the mythology come from? Etc I know some of this exists in the

  2. says:

    An enjoyable return to Darkover with all the things that make it Darkover including the ways in which always in the end Dark

  3. says:

    The Alton Gift pub 2007 written by Deborah J Ross from notes by Marion Zimmer Bradley is the first book to deal with Darkover in the post Ter

  4. says:

    This book wasn't badly written and if you asked me about any individual plotline then I'd probably tell you that I liked it The problem is that there were just too many plotlines The episode of trailman's fever and the research necessary to cure it; Francisco Ridenow's plot to get vengeance on Mikhail Hastur for as he sees it stea

  5. says:

    Another of the books Marion Zimmer Bradley plotted with Deborah J Ross ere she died I have to say that I really li

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    Lots of things resolved including a strong basis to grow into the future Terranan still lurking but now Darkover seems poised to deal with them when it happens Lots of icky things resolved damned Francisco Ridenow the petulant brat Alanna the Altona Gift and even Domenic has navigated adolescence and his nebulous Gift and

  7. says:

    This took a very different tone from the previous three Darkover books probably something to do with the fact the co author was different Still it was an enjoyable tale of thwarted love and laran powers I do like the way that Deborah J Ross is taking this series and really hope that she continues the modern Darkover books in the same vein

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    A good continuation of the series For a long time I have loved this series that deals with a low tech colonial world cut off from Earth for thousands of years that developed psychic abilities to offset the lack of metals that would have allowed for technology to have been maintained The complex social and political rules that evolved in a telepathic community are fascinating Now the Comyn are trying to deal with aftermath of the Terrans

  9. says:

    Several pages into this new book it started sounding familiar and sure enough I had a hardback copy on my shelf

  10. says:

    This book makes for an interesting seuel to Bradley's Traitor's Sun a story which I never realized needed a seuel The writing is excellent the characters mostly interesting and the plot better than fair in spite of a few uibbles which I'll get to in a moment It started a bit slowly and at first a few of the characters seemed a bit w

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