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The Winds of Darkover


First publication:
Ace in 1970

Reference edition (in this Web site)
Daw Books, ISBN 0-88677-630-9

Foreign editions:
  • in french: "La captive aux cheveux de feu" (The flame hair captive) published by Pocket in 1990
  • in german: "Die Winde von Darkover" published by Moewig bei Ullstein in 1994
  • in italian: "Il Signore di Storm" (Lord of Storn) published by TEA2 in 1993
  • in japanese: "Honou-no Kami Sharra" published by TOKYO SOGENSHA Co., Ltd. in 1990


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This novel is the thirteenth in the Darkover time. It is the fourth in the publication time.

Reading guide

Darkover history period:
Against the Terrans-The first Age (Recontact)
What to read before and after:
As The Winds of Darkover involves Larry Montray, it might be a good idea to read before Star of Danger (but in fact, Larry is not a really important character in The Winds of Darkover, therefore this is not mandatory). Another key character, Desideria Storn, makes her first apparition in The Winds of Darkover, together with the Sharra matrix. They will appear in The Heritage of Hastur and in Sharra's Exile.
An interesting novel which shows the power of Sharra, several years before its true awakening in The Heritage of Hastur.

"Official" presentation (from Daw Books)

One of the earliest of Darkover novels to reveal the awesome and terrifying powers of the infamous Sharra Matrix--in a story of violence and vengeance as the Storn family is held hostage in the frigid High Hellers.

More about the novel

  • a summary of the novel (this summary contains the complete story!).
  • a list of involved characters

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