Hastur Lord has ratings and 53 reviews. Shira said: It had been so many years since I last read the Darkover series, I had lost touch and didn’t even. Hastur Lord (English). 0 references. series · Darkover series. 1 reference. imported from Wikimedia project · English Wikipedia · genre · science fiction novel. A gripping fantasy novel set in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover universe. Regis Hastur was the heir to the most powerful domain on Darkover. When.

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As the Terran Empire makes the swift and galaxy changing political move to establish itself as a Federation, Darkover could lose its status hastyr being a C Deborah J. We get it, bigoted ‘Christians’ who condemn ‘homosexuality’ are bad. I even came close to being a big time fan over the book.

When Bradley died inher world lived on and various others began publishing “Darkover” books based on alleged conversations with MZB or outlines left behind. I really enjoy the Darkover novels much better than the anthologies. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s death in left a hole in my list of series, so I was so excited when I saw this I bought it and started reading it immediately.

I would not suggest this title for readers new to the Darkover series, instead start with another great novel, Darkover Landfall, which is the chronologically the first book. A Study in Sable. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover.

First off, I have to admit it’s not another “Heritage of Hastur,” arguably the best Darkover book ever, but it is a wonderfully written book and fills in some important gaps in the series covering the 2nd contact with the Terrans. This book was worth reading to fill in an obvious gap in the Darkover universe.

Danvan Hastur, the elderly Regent of Darkover, dies. His public life is making life dangerous for those he loves. I was halfway through and I had to give up. Believing that he will be able to manipulate Rinaldo, Valdir plots with him to force Regis to abdicate by holding Danilo and Mikhail – Regis’ nephew and designated heir – hostage.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And how is it that Regis is so blind to his brother’s faults – and discounts Danilo’s warnings as mere jealousy?

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As a young reader of these books in the 80’s, it’s nice to see how much more of the relationship physical and otherwise between Regis and Danilo is explored, with loving care and sensitivity. It Happened at the Ball. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Story of a political coup is a solid plot idea.

Hastur Lord (Darkover, book 23) by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J Ross

Hunters of the Red Moon. It features one of my favorite characters from the series — Regis Hastur and the time period I liked the best — the clash when Earth rediscovers it’s lost colony, but the protagonist is making choices t I love Darkover. Mar 01, Pages Buy.

It’s unclear to me whether it’s the length haastur time since the last Darkover book I read, or if this one did a poor job in reminding me where in the series this fit timewise. Hastur Lord is the third in the ‘Regis and Danilo’ series within the greater Dorkover series, but it is vastly inferior to Heritage and Sharra’s Exile. And in all its travels hasyur time and space, did the cristoforo religion really cling to the theology of the American Religious Right.

Regis returns the stone to Felix. It’s one of those created world like Barsoom, and Hogwarts and Middle Earth that have substance. In terms of Darkover’s timeline, the book takes place ten years after The World Wreckers. And I do have hopes for the next one if there is a next one.

For all their good intentions, the people that have been trying to carry on her work just cannot imitate her voice, and I don’t like the direction they took the series. I found this book particularly weak. Darkover finds itself in danger of being taken over as a military base or being otherwise exploited by the Expansionist Party. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Between Sharra and the World Wreckers, the Comyn are nearly leaderless; those who survive are divided between those who want to become full members of the Terran Federation – led by Valdir Ridenow – and those who want as little contact as possible.


I didn’t discover them until the mid to late ’90s, when I was bored at my then-boyfriend’s apartment and went digging lor his bookshelves for something to read. A gripping fantasy novel set in Hhastur Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover universe.

Hastur Lord

The world of Darkover, a unique, isolated, and protected world, has long avoided becoming part of the technologically advanced Terran Empire.

Regis asks Linnea Storn, the mother of his only child, to come to Thendara and attend to Felix. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Rinaldo’s fanaticism leads him to kidnap the children of the Comyn, including his niece Ariel, and send them to a “school” to educate them in the cristoforo religion.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Ross just doesn’t write as well about Darkover as the planet’s creator did – after all, this is authorised fanfiction rather than ‘the real thing’. Return to Book Page.

This book is not the best, but by no means bad or uninteresting. And I’ve read other books that Deborah Ross has written using what was in “the trunk” after Marion died.