By Marion Zimmer Bradley
An omnibus quantity of 3 vintage, long-unavailable Darkover novels--Star of risk, The Bloody Sun, and Winds of Darkover--tell of 2 males of combined Darkovan ancestry, who needs to select the place their real allegiances lie.
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Extra info for A World Divided: (Darkover Omnibus #5)
What did you assert? ” Larry felt a queer, uneasy sensation less than his belt. He had by no means overtly defied his father due to the fact he was once a child of 4 or 5. yet he continued: “Dad, I don’t are looking to be disrespectful, yet you can’t deal with me that approach. I’m now not a child, and for those who say whatever like that, i've got a correct, not less than to a proof. ” “You’ll do as you’re instructed, in any other case you’ll—” Montray checked himself. finally he laid down his fork and leaned ahead, his chin on his palms, his eyes indignant. yet all he acknowledged was once, “Fair adequate, then. Here’s the tale. consider, final evening, you’d been badly harm, or killed? ” “But I—” “Let me end. One foolish child is going exploring, and it may well create an interplanetary incident. If you’d gotten into actual difficulty, Larry, we'd have needed to use all of the strength and status of the Terran Empire simply to get you out of it back. If we needed to do that—especially if we needed to use strength and Terran weapons—we’d lose the entire solid will and tolerance that it’s taken us years to accumulate. it is going to all need to be performed yet again. convinced, if it got here to a struggle, we’d win. yet we wish to keep away from incidents, now not win fights which expense us greater than we achieve via profitable them. Do you in truth imagine it’s worthy it? ” Larry hesitated. “Well, do you? ” “I think now not, should you placed it that way,” Larry acknowledged slowly. Mentally he used to be evaluating this with what Kennard had stated: how the Darkovans resented using the entire energy of Terra, simply to “pry into” what may be a personal quarrel among one troublemaker and the folk he had indignant. it can additionally suggest that if Larry have been harmed, the Terrans may have held all of Darkover in charge, not only the few younger toughs who had truly devoted the incident. He was once attempting to imagine how he may perhaps clarify this to his father, yet Montray left him no time. “That’s the location. not more exploring by yourself. And no arguments, in case you don’t brain; I don’t intend to debate it from now on with you. That’s simply the way in which it’s acquired to be. ” He driven away his plate and stood up. “I’ve received paintings to do. ” Larry sat on on the empty breakfast desk, a lifeless and simmering resentment burning via him. So Kennard have been correct, finally. It appeared that every one of Darkover and the entire Terran Empire needed to be dragged into it. His head throbbed and he might not often see out of his black eye, and his knuckles have been so swollen that he came across it challenging to address a fork. He made up our minds to not visit college, and spent lots of the morning mendacity on his mattress, bitterly envious. This intended the tip of his event. What else was once there? The boring global of Quarters and spaceport, exact with the area he’d left in the world. He may possibly besides have stayed there! He received out the books he had promised Kennard. So he couldn’t even preserve that promise! And Kennard might imagine his observe wasn’t worthy whatever. How may possibly he get note to his Darkovan good friend in regards to the punishment imposed on him? Kennard, and Kennard’s father, had proven him friendship and hospitality—and he couldn’t even hold his notice!