The Children of Kings by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Deborah J. Ross (Darkover #28)
English | 2015 | 375 pages | ePUB/MOBI | 2.2 MB
Millennia ago, the planet Darkover, a cold world orbiting a giant red sun, was settled by a lost colony ship from the Terran Federation. Alone on a new world, survivors interbred with the native chieri, psychically Gifted alien humanoids. The children of these matings were Gifted with telepathy and other psychic abilities, and their descendants, the aristocratic Comyn, forged a civilization in which the arts of the mind were cultivated and cherished. When the Terrans rediscovered Darkover, the seven Domains of the Comyn struggled to maintain their unique culture and independence, often at a terrible price. More than once, assassins and environmental saboteurs from the Terran Empire attempted to bring Darkover to its knees and erode the native culture for the benefit of the Federation—seeing Darkover as nothing more than a port of call for Terran mili-tary and trade. Eventually, a vicious interstellar war forced Federation forces to withdraw from Darkover, but Darkoyans knew that it was only a matter of time before they would return.