The Shattered Chain A Darkover Novel Author:Marion Zimmer Bradley The major theme of THE SHATTERED CHAIN concerns the role of women. While only women can command the power of the matrix and the secret sciences which keep Darkover from Terran hands, in most respects they are still chattel---indeed in some barbaric parts even kept enchained. Yet there are the bands of pledged women know as the Free Amazons, equa... more »l to men and outside the laws that keep the rest of their sex subservient. It is the Free Amazons who provide the key to the Terran-Darkover dilemma.
"Digs deeper than before into the Darkovan life and into the eternal questions of human life...The book grabs."« less