By Deborah J. Ross
A follow-up to The a long time of Chaos omnibus, Thunderlord is a brand-new novel of the genre-bending Darkover universe, accelerated through Marion Zimmer Bradley's collaborator Deborah J. Ross.
Far in Darkover's prior, the a while of Chaos have been a time of continuous battle, while immensely strong psychic guns ravaged the land and slaughtered whole armies. maybe none was once extra risky and unpredictable than the psychological present to sense--and control--thunderstorms. while the world of Aldaran and their Scathfell cousins got here to blows, that reward became the tide of conflict, and Aldaran prevailed.
A new release later, the inheritor to Scathfell, Gwynn, has grown up within the shadow of that clash, his lifestyles formed by way of the lack of his complete kinfolk. Now he plots his revenge for his family’s humiliating defeat by means of trying to marry a lady who includes the typhoon keep watch over reward, in order that his sons should be in a position to wield the negative energy of storms opposed to Aldaran.
Since formative years, Kyria has been in a position to experience coming near near storms. She had by no means anticipated to marry a wealthy guy; self sufficient and athletic, she defied culture via wearing her brother’s castoff garments and trapping small video game to maintain her relations from hunger. whilst Gwynn’s emissary arrives with a wedding suggestion that may safe her family’s monetary destiny, she concurs. with her more youthful sister as her significant other, she units out for Scathfell, the place she's going to be officially wed.
During their passage via rugged mountains, a snowstorm drives them to hunt look after in a traveler’s hut, the place they meet Edric, the younger inheritor to Aldaran.
Edric has inherited the hurricane keep an eye on, yet he hasn't ever dared to take advantage of it. His complete existence, he has been warned opposed to the implications, not only to his enemies yet to each person he loves. Now, disguised as a standard tourist, he trips domestic after years of research, disciplining himself to manage his powers.
When he meets Kyria, he senses the presence of an identical hurricane energy, yet unschooled and dormant. They comprehend one another merely as Edric and Kyria--for less than safeguard fact, all identities are concealed--and are interested in one another.
Thus starts the saga of 2 kingdoms, divided via sour background and present-day suspicions, one armed with devastating strength and the opposite decided to beat it, it doesn't matter what the fee. Can their love and resourcefulness triumph over even the overpowering strength of a Thunderlord?