Oath of the Renunciates Author:Marion Zimmer Bradley This is a 2 in 1 volume including The Shattered Chain and Thendara House. — On the chilly world of Darkover, where women are kept subservience to their men, only the Renunciates of the Comhi Latzii - known popularly as the Free Amazons - escape subjection. Sworn to loyalty only their sisterhood and rejecting the domination of me, they declare th... more »eir independence by their manlike attire and close-cropped hair, and maintain it with the fighting talents by which many of them earn their livelihood as mercenaries. Of all Darkovan women, only Amazons can travel and act entirely as they please.
It is therefore logical for Terran agent Magdelen Lorne to choose to disguise herself as an Amazon when she undertakes a dangerous mission to rescue her fellow agent - and former husband- Peter from the hands of the vicious Sain Scarp bandits.« less