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The Bloody Sun


First publication:
Ace in 1964

Reference edition (in this Web site)
Ace, May 1979, ISBN 0-441-06854-5

Foreign editions:
  • in french: "Soleil sanglant" published by Pocket in 1989
  • in german: "Die blutige Sonne" published by Moewig bei Ullstein in 1994
  • in italian: "L'esiliato di Darkover" (Exile from Darkover) published by TEA2 in 1992
  • in japanese: "Syukumei-no Akaki Taiyou" published by TOKYO SOGENSHA Co., Ltd. in 1986
  • in portuguese: "O Sol Vermelho" published by Editora Imago (Brazil) in 1996
  • in spanish: "El sol sangriento" published by Ediciones B in 1993


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This novel is the fourteenth in the Darkover time. It is the second in the publication time.


This novel was rewritten and published in this new form by Ace in 1979.

Reading guide

Darkover history period:
Against the Terrans-The Second Age (After the Comyn)
What to read before and after:
This novel is standalone, but it is interesting to read The Forbidden Tower before, in order to understand everything. Moreover, The Bloody Sun can be considered as the pre-history of Regis Hastur's period, which corresponds to the modern Darkover.
This novel must be read in order to fully understand Darkover modern period. It tells an important part of the life of very interesting characters (Kennard Alton, Dyan Ardais, etc.) and is in fact the link between the early modern history (just after the recontact) and Regis' period.

"Official" presentation (from Daw Books)

To Terran Jeff Kerwin the distant planet he remembered only as a childhood dream was home. But when years of planning finally brought him back to Darkover, he found that there was no peace from him there -- not for someone with both the red hair of a Comyn lord and the bastard strains of Terrani in his blood; nor for someone who carried a Darkovan matrix jewel without knowing where it came from; not for someone who managed to win the trust of sacred Keepers and the secrets of their Tower, only to be accused of betraying them to his Terran masters...

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