- Gebundene Ausgabe: 400 Seiten
- Verlag: DAW Hardcover; Auflage: First Printing Signed by Author (1. Juni 1996)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0886777054
- ISBN-13: 978-0886777050
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,4 x 3,6 x 23,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 28 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.033.962 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Exile's Song: A Novel of Darkover (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. Juni 1996
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The eagerly-awaited sequel to The Heritage of Hastur and Sharra's Exile. Margaret Alton, daughter of the Darkovan representative to the Terran Imperial Senate, remembers almost nothing about the planet of her birth or her tumultuous childhood. What fleeting memories she has are fragments of terror -- a strange silver man and a screaming woman with hair that circled her head like a ring of fire. Now her work has taken Margaret back to Darkover, where she must fight against inner voices that are trying to control her as she unravels the secrets of her heritage -- and her destiny.
Haunted by fleeting, nightmarish memories of her childhood on Darkover, Margaret Alton flees her home with her uncommunicative, brooding father to take a job as assistant to musicologist Ivor Davidson, a career that takes her back to Darkover and a terrifying confrontation with the past.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Even in the case of Margaret, our Heroine, there's not much depth, and very little emotion: we're told that she's feeling this way and that, and she thinks about her feelings constantly, but we're never allowed to participate in those feelings.
The transformation of the bitter hard-drinking Lew of her memories (which I found quite a plausible and interesting development of the character) back into Good Old Darkover Lew, everybody's pal and passionate good-guy, as soon as he reappeared was sudden, unmotivated, and made me wonder, if all he needed to make himself a happy, well-balanced man again was to come back to Darkover, and nobody minded his coming back, why didn't he do it years ago and spare everybody more trouble?
Plus, the confrontation with the Big Secret Villain, which should have been the climax of the novel, occurs about halfway through, leaving the rest of it anticlimactic, aimless, and rather pointless. (Lots more whining and histrionics all around, though and some seriously bizarre family dynamics.)
I will only mention in passing the clumsy prose, and the extreme padding that turn a sparsely-plotted book into a heavyweight for no particular reason.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Every few years, I try again. IMHO, this book encapsulated MZB's strengths and weaknesses in a single volume. Marguerida Alton is a vivid and likeable character, but the plot (or half-plot; I suspect the original manuscript was split into this book and _Shadow Matrix_, which I've not yet read) was essentially _The Bloody Sun_ starring her instead of Jeff Kerwin. Still, she's trotted out the same concept several times (_The Spell Sword_ et al.) while still managing to keep things reasonably fresh.
Another reviewer wondered about Jeff's reappearance as Damon Ridenow. MZB herself apparently forgot about her rewrite of _The Bloody Sun_, in which he first appears. In the original version, Jeff's dad was Arnad Ridenow, as the infodump in this version sets forth. However, the rewrite switched paternity to Lew Alton's uncle Lewis-Arnad Lanart-Alton, who was at that time the Heir to Alton. Jeff himself is (IIRC) some twenty years older than Lew's *father* in TBS, and yet Jeff and Lew show up here as nearly the same age.
This sort of thing drives me mad, especially when the inconsistent genealogies and chronologies weren't even needed to move along the plot of this book. If anything, the persistent infodumps slowed things down.
Without the inconsistencies and incompletion, I might've given this book an 8 or 9. As matters stand, a 6 is the best I can do.
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Marion Zimmer Bradley is a wonderful author, but I'm sorry to say that she doesn't show the story development that she usually has. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 13. Juni 2000 von T. Young
The first Darkover book I've read, and one of the best Sci-fi/Fantasy books I've ever read. I now plan to read the rest of the series. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 18. November 1999 veröffentlicht
I've only read one other book by Bradley, "Mists of Avalon." Lucky for me because the list of other books she has written about this dark, red-mooned planet is long and... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 12. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht
The book wasn't that bad...although a little overdone. The thing that upset me the most was that the whole Regis & Danilo relationship that was so carefully built before was... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 1. Mai 1999 veröffentlicht
I practically grew up with Sharra's Exile as my favorite book, and I couldn't wait to read this, but its not worth the time. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 8. Februar 1999 veröffentlicht
I've read a lot of the Darkover novels and this will probably be the last one. I actually love Margret Alton's character, which is why I give it 3 stars, but it just seems like... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 25. Januar 1999 veröffentlicht
I had been really looking forward to the sequel of Sharra's Exile, and further novels written in the tradition of Heritage of Hastur. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 17. Januar 1999 von firstname.lastname@example.org
The best thing I can say about this book is that it's about Darkover. Other than that I found it over-long -- ponderous, in fact -- overloaded with explanation upon explanation... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 16. September 1998 von Carol A. Strickland
This was the first MZB novel I ever read. After finishing it, I wanted to know more about Darkover. I was hooked. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 4. August 1998 veröffentlicht