The Heirs of Hammerfell Author:Marion Zimmer Bradley Set in the age of The Hundred Kingdoms, The Heirs of Hammerfell takes place in a time of war and strife when Darkover was divided by border conflicts into numerous small, antagonistic kingdoms. It focuses 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 count... more »less 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.
Conn is separated from his mother and lost to her on that fateful night, but she and Alastair find sanctuare in Thendara City, among the wealthy and the laran-gifted, keeping the memory of Hammerfell alive with them in exile. Yet Conn, too, survives, rescued by a loyal servant and raised in secret among those who would see the might of Storn overthrown and the banner of Hammerfell flying proudly high once again.
But it is not until Conn's laran manifests that the fates of the twins are finally, inextricably linked in a pattern which could bring a new beginning or total ruin to Hammerfell and its heirs...« less