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Series: The Gregg science fiction series. I'd like to say straight up that the title and cover description of this book are misleading.

Series: The Gregg science fiction series. Hardcover: 215 pages. It is also Marion's story about the chieri and their ancient heritage and the second tale of Jason Allison. As is so often the case, Bradley gives us a glimpse into her sexually deviant world in a vivid rape scene in the midst of a story of unconventional love. Although the world wrecking premise is in the book, it is only there to provide a foundation for the story's conflict, and is, in the overall scheme, pretty insignificant.

The heritage of hastur. 17. The guard saw Regis glance his way and he stiffened; the expression slid off his face as if a sponge had wiped it blank. Marion Zimtner Bradley. The heritage of hastur. Damn it, Regis thought irritably, I can't read your mind, man, IVe just got good, normal ears. But in any case, he realized, he had overheard an insolent remark about a Comyn lord, and the guard would have been embarrassed about that. 23. Comyn lords have half a dozen.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series. While she is noted for her feminist perspective in her writing,:28–29 her popularity has been posthumously marred by multiple accusations against her of child sexual abuse and rape by two of her children, Mark and Moira Greyland, and others.

The Heritage of Hastur (Darkover Series). The Heritage of Hastur (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series). Published January 1st 1977 by Gregg Press. Hardcover, 381 pages. Published August 1st 1975 by DAW. DAW Books No. 160 (UW1189), Mass Market Paperback, 381 pages. Marion Zimmer Bradley. In The Planet Savers Marion Zimmer Bradley introduced the world to her amazing Darkover series. Fantasy, Science Fiction. Described as "Bradley's best novel" by Locus, THE HERITAGE OF HASTUR, longest and most intricate of the Darkover books, 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.

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Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Gregg Science Fiction series. First Gregg printing. Published by Gregg Press, The. ISBN 10: 0839825153 ISBN 13: 9780839825159. Introduction by the author. Bradley, Marion Zimmer ( aka: Astara Zimmer ( Astra Zimmer, Astra Zimmer Bradley ); Elfrieda Rivers ( Alfrida, Elfrida Rivers ); Lee Chapman; John Dexter; Miriam Gardner; Valerie Graves; Morgan Ives; Jessie Dumont ), Map Endpapers By Diana Paxson.

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Contemporary Fantasy Fiction Literature & Fiction Science Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy. This book tells the tale of rebellious young Regis Hastur, young heir to a legacy he doesn't feel prepared to deal with; also troubled by having to deal with his wakening "laran" (telepathy) power. It also concerns the older boy Lew Alton, who soon discovers the power and destructive force of "laran" if not controlled.

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The heritage of Hastur (The Gregg Press science fiction series) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0839823636

ISBN: 0839823630

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Category: Fantasy

Subcategory: Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: Gregg Press; First Edition edition (1977)

Pages: 381 pages

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Yahm
Regis Hastur wants to travel through the stars on a Terran spaceship. As the heir to the Hastur Domain, he's already committed to one day becoming head of the Comyn Council and leader of the telepathic caste on Darkover. Problem: Regis has no "laran," or telepathic ability. Lew Alton, illegitimate son of the head of the Alton Family, faces the opposite problem: he's an embarrassment and nobody wants him around, despite his strong telepathic skills and solid leadership abilities. The events of the book bring this boy and this man together to face a challenge that will make them conquer their own fears and save the future of their planet. A powerful adventure with strong characters, high stakes, and wonderful worldbuilding.
Yahm
Regis Hastur wants to travel through the stars on a Terran spaceship. As the heir to the Hastur Domain, he's already committed to one day becoming head of the Comyn Council and leader of the telepathic caste on Darkover. Problem: Regis has no "laran," or telepathic ability. Lew Alton, illegitimate son of the head of the Alton Family, faces the opposite problem: he's an embarrassment and nobody wants him around, despite his strong telepathic skills and solid leadership abilities. The events of the book bring this boy and this man together to face a challenge that will make them conquer their own fears and save the future of their planet. A powerful adventure with strong characters, high stakes, and wonderful worldbuilding.
Zyniam
I prefer her later works, I find the different story lens too hard to follow. Reading it only when nothing else available.
Zyniam
I prefer her later works, I find the different story lens too hard to follow. Reading it only when nothing else available.
I ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ
Before picking up this book, I had read eight Darkover novels, generally in the order of their publication. What, I wondered, drew so many readers to them? Some of them were truly awful, while others were enjoyable, but not great. Then I got to The Heritage of Hastur, and it has given me an "a-ha moment."
In previous works, Darkover as a world was much more compelling than any of its inhabitants, whose personalities melted into sameness. Dialogue tended to be stiff, the narrative erratic. Yet, this fictional planet, with its Darkovan and Terran populace in constant friction, surrounded by the planet's native inhabitants who are at turns beautiful and deadly -- what rich material to mine!
With The Heritage of Hastur, Bradley has produced a tale with believably motivated -- and believable -- characters. The complex plot involves two young men who question the society from which they come and to which they feel indebted. Each considers casting off his destiny among the highest caste of Darkover, and each must struggle with demons within and without before finding his path.
Lew and Regis have appeared in other Darkover novels, both as older and younger characters, but here we get to the heart of their transition into adulthood and their profound effect on Darkovan society.
This book, and its place in the universe of Darkover novels, is brought to light in an excellent introduction by the late Susan Wood (in the 1977 Gregg Press edition). Her comments about Bradley's earlier Darkover works helped me to understand my own reactions to them, and helped me see that part of the reason I found them so poor is that they were written during a time when science fiction publishers expected quick-reading, quickly-written, happy-ending paperback adventures.
The Heritage of Hastur gives the reader so much more; and yes, it can stand alone without one's having read other Darkover books. I recommend it.
I ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ
Before picking up this book, I had read eight Darkover novels, generally in the order of their publication. What, I wondered, drew so many readers to them? Some of them were truly awful, while others were enjoyable, but not great. Then I got to The Heritage of Hastur, and it has given me an "a-ha moment."
In previous works, Darkover as a world was much more compelling than any of its inhabitants, whose personalities melted into sameness. Dialogue tended to be stiff, the narrative erratic. Yet, this fictional planet, with its Darkovan and Terran populace in constant friction, surrounded by the planet's native inhabitants who are at turns beautiful and deadly -- what rich material to mine!
With The Heritage of Hastur, Bradley has produced a tale with believably motivated -- and believable -- characters. The complex plot involves two young men who question the society from which they come and to which they feel indebted. Each considers casting off his destiny among the highest caste of Darkover, and each must struggle with demons within and without before finding his path.
Lew and Regis have appeared in other Darkover novels, both as older and younger characters, but here we get to the heart of their transition into adulthood and their profound effect on Darkovan society.
This book, and its place in the universe of Darkover novels, is brought to light in an excellent introduction by the late Susan Wood (in the 1977 Gregg Press edition). Her comments about Bradley's earlier Darkover works helped me to understand my own reactions to them, and helped me see that part of the reason I found them so poor is that they were written during a time when science fiction publishers expected quick-reading, quickly-written, happy-ending paperback adventures.
The Heritage of Hastur gives the reader so much more; and yes, it can stand alone without one's having read other Darkover books. I recommend it.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Certainly exceptional at the time it was written; it is not one of the
earliest written Darkover novels, but it was written much closer to
the beginning than to the end of MZB's career, and it is at least as
good as, and perhaps better than, many of the books that were written
after she'd developed a great deal more experience and seasoning as a
writer. It is one of the best "coming of age" stories I've
ever seen, partly due to the fact that it involves the coming of age
of not one or two, but three main characters, and partly due to the
fact that it is perhaps the single most tasteful, insightful,
believeable, and moving story of the coming of age of a young man
coming to terms with his own homosexuality that I've ever seen. If this
concept truly bothers you, then perhaps this book isn't for you, but
if you're even willing to attempt open-mindedness on the subject, give
it a try.
In the chronology of the Darkover series, this book falls
just before "Sharra's Exile" and "Winds of
Darkover", and just after "The Bloody Sun". It is the
story of the Sharra rebellion (often referred to in the books that
fall later in the series) and is the story of the coming of age of
Regis Hasteur, Lew Alton, and Danilo Syrtis, all characters seen in
other books as older adults.
If you're looking to start reading the
series, this is as good a book to start with as any. If you've read
any other book in the series and liked it, this book is a must.
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Certainly exceptional at the time it was written; it is not one of the
earliest written Darkover novels, but it was written much closer to
the beginning than to the end of MZB's career, and it is at least as
good as, and perhaps better than, many of the books that were written
after she'd developed a great deal more experience and seasoning as a
writer. It is one of the best "coming of age" stories I've
ever seen, partly due to the fact that it involves the coming of age
of not one or two, but three main characters, and partly due to the
fact that it is perhaps the single most tasteful, insightful,
believeable, and moving story of the coming of age of a young man
coming to terms with his own homosexuality that I've ever seen. If this
concept truly bothers you, then perhaps this book isn't for you, but
if you're even willing to attempt open-mindedness on the subject, give
it a try.
In the chronology of the Darkover series, this book falls
just before "Sharra's Exile" and "Winds of
Darkover", and just after "The Bloody Sun". It is the
story of the Sharra rebellion (often referred to in the books that
fall later in the series) and is the story of the coming of age of
Regis Hasteur, Lew Alton, and Danilo Syrtis, all characters seen in
other books as older adults.
If you're looking to start reading the
series, this is as good a book to start with as any. If you've read
any other book in the series and liked it, this book is a must.
Phenade
This was my first taste of Bradley's "Darkover"
series, and you can bet I'll be back for more! This
book tells the tale of rebellious young Regis Hastur,
young heir to a legacy he doesn't feel prepared to deal
with; also troubled by having to deal with his wakening
"laran" (telepathy) power. It also concerns the older
boy Lew Alton, who soon discovers the power and destructive
force of "laran" if not controlled. The use of telepathy
is no mere gimmick. Through "laran", Bradley shows
the danger pent-up emotions can cause with regard
to real people. I found it impossible to put this book
down. Highly recommended!
Phenade
This was my first taste of Bradley's "Darkover"
series, and you can bet I'll be back for more! This
book tells the tale of rebellious young Regis Hastur,
young heir to a legacy he doesn't feel prepared to deal
with; also troubled by having to deal with his wakening
"laran" (telepathy) power. It also concerns the older
boy Lew Alton, who soon discovers the power and destructive
force of "laran" if not controlled. The use of telepathy
is no mere gimmick. Through "laran", Bradley shows
the danger pent-up emotions can cause with regard
to real people. I found it impossible to put this book
down. Highly recommended!
Anayalore
This is certainly the best book by Ms. Bradley, in my opinion. The characters were suited to my style, and I liked how ones from other books came back, such as Kadarin, who has lived long enough for three lifetimes! Also, the love between Marjorie and Lew Alton was so sincere; she even risked her life at the end to get him out of the situation at the burning of Caer Donn. It shows how too much power can corrupt you. For example, near the end, Lew is the only one who can think straight, and he must decide how to escape with Regis, Danilo, and Marjorie, without getting caught by Kadarin or Beltran. Overall, a very exciting book!
Anayalore
This is certainly the best book by Ms. Bradley, in my opinion. The characters were suited to my style, and I liked how ones from other books came back, such as Kadarin, who has lived long enough for three lifetimes! Also, the love between Marjorie and Lew Alton was so sincere; she even risked her life at the end to get him out of the situation at the burning of Caer Donn. It shows how too much power can corrupt you. For example, near the end, Lew is the only one who can think straight, and he must decide how to escape with Regis, Danilo, and Marjorie, without getting caught by Kadarin or Beltran. Overall, a very exciting book!