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Diadem from the Stars (Diadem, Bk 1)
Diadem from the Stars - Diadem, Bk 1
Author: Jo Clayton
Far out among the stars, the masterminds of the spider people had placed their mightiest mysteries in the scientific device called the diadem. And when the coronet was stolen, they were prepared to pursue it throughout eternity, — The thief crashed among the nomads of Jaydugar, a semi-barbarian world...and the diadem found its way into the hands ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780879979775
ISBN-10: 0879979771
Publication Date: 12/2/1986
Pages: 235
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

4.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: DAW Books, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
"Diadem from the Stars" kicks off Clayton's mammoth nine-book (with a follow-up trilogy which picks up where the original series, or what's left of it, leaves off) Diadem series. This book, which (to be quite honest) is mainly exposition, introduces us to the herione of the saga, Aleytys, who was orphaned by her spacefaring mother on a barbarian world. The book concerns her discovering her past and her powers, and her escape from the tribe who fears and resents her. In the course of her travels to find a way offworld to her home planet, she comes across the diadem, an alien artefact which, when she dons it, implants itself permamently into her skull and endows her with mysterious and fearful powers. The story unfolds in a manner similar to Tanith Lee's classic "The Birthgrave", but not as moody and bombastic. I quite enjoyed Clayton's writing style, and look forward to reading more of her work.
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