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The Heirs of Hammerfell

(1989)
(The eighth book in the Darkover series)
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Publisher's Weekly
As the first Darkover novel to appear in hardback and the first new series entry in five years, this book carries a heavy burden of expectation, which, unfortunately, it does not fulfill. Set in the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, it tells of the twin sons of the Duke of Hammerfell, separated as children after the destruction of their home and the killing of their father by Ardrin, Lord of Storn, as a result of an ancient blood feud. Alastair, the elder, is raised by his mother, the leronis Erminie in Thendara, the lowland capital of the Hasturs, while Conn, the younger and gifted with telepathy, is saved by an old retainer and grows up with the mountain people of the Hellers. When the two are reunited as adults, Alastair, contemptuous of his brother as a country bumpkin, sets out to reclaim his heritage, while Conn, viewing his twin as a fop and a weakling, stays behind to protect his mother and fall in love with Alastair's promised wife, Floria, a monitor trained to work in the Towers. While Bradley's pleasant tale should please Darkover fans, it lacks the power, depth and darkness that has informed the best of her previous works set under the Bloody Sun.

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Hardback Editions

July 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Heirs Of Hammerfell
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 0-09-982740-9 / 978-0-09-982740-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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November 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Heirs of Hammerfell (Darkover)
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 0-88677-395-4 / 978-0-88677-395-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Heirs of Hammerfell (Darkover)
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 1-938185-27-7 / 978-1-938185-27-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
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September 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Heirs of Hammerfell (Darkover)
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 0-88677-451-9 / 978-0-88677-451-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Heirs of Hammerfell (Darkover)
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Heirs of Hammerfell (Darkover)
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heirs of Hammerfell (Darkover Book 8)
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
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