Sharra's Exile Author:Marion Zimmer Bradley The most dangerous matrix on all Darkover was the legendary Sharra. Embodied in the image of a chained woman, wreathed in flames, it was the last remaining weapon of the Ages of Chaos that had almost destroyed civilization on the planet of the Bloody Sun. — The Sharra had been exiled off-planet among the far stars of the Terran Empire in the cust... more »ody of Lew Alton...until he found himself called back to his homeworld to contest his rights.
But once Sharra was back, the flaming image spread far and wide--and set in motion events that were to change the land, the domains, and the future of Darkover forever.« less
One of MZB's best Darkover books. The most dangerous matrix on Darkover, embodied as a chained woman, is let loose, possibly to destroy civilization.
If you've only read MZB's Avalon books, you should give the Darkover series a try. MZB creates a fastinating, unique world with Red moons & poeple with some marvelous psychic talents. I've read almost every one of this huge series.