Top notch collection of Darkover stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley herself, from Deborah Wheeler, Diana Paxson, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Waters et al.,
Darkover--where an impassable wall of ice separates the domains of man from the frigid, snowy wastes beyond the High Hellers . . .
---where, holed up in stone castles or cloistered in isolated towers, those gifted with the volatile mind-powers of laran, communicate over vast distances, work together to rule the elements themselves . . .
---where the valiant Free Amazons wield blades in defense of those in need, while the powerful aristocratic Comyn lords interface with human ambassadors from beyond the stars . . .