1989 "First Printing, December 1989" stated on copyright page; Daw Books publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quite good with minimal edge wear.
Darkover—planet of the Bloody Sun, world of legend and mystery, the long-lost Terran colony where an ancient power has awakened humans to their own hidden talents of laran, that special magic through which those gifted enough can communicate directly mind to mind, call up fire, even link their thoughts to control bird and beast.
Set in the age of The Hundred Kingdoms, The Heirs of Hammerfelltakes place in a time of war and strife when Darkover was divided by border conflicts into numerous small, antagonistic kingdoms. Focusing on a devastating clan feud between two of these realms—Hammerfell and Storn—a feud which has seen the land soaked red with blood for countless generations. But now Storn has struck what may prove Hammerfell’s death stroke, setting the ancestral castle ablaze, slaying its lord, and sending its lady fleeing into the night with her twin infant sons, Alastair and Conn...