By Marion Zimmer Bradley
An omnibus quantity of 3 vintage, long-unavailable Darkover novels—Star of Danger, The Bloody Sun, and Winds of Darkover—tell of 2 males of combined Darkovan ancestry, who needs to pick out the place their real allegiances lie.
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The big brown- 44 / ROBERT SILVERBERG haired man was General Banarkamye, the tired older man was General Tueyo. They said their rank with their name, but didn’t use it addressing one another, nor did they call him Mister. Before Liberation, rentspeople had seldom used any titles to one another but those of parentage: father, sister, aunty. Titles were something that went in front of an owner’s name: Lord, Master, Mister, Boss. Evidently the Liberation had decided to do without them. It pleased him to find an army that didn’t click its heels and shout Sir!
Or he hoped so. Metoy was a man he wanted on his side. But I don’t know what my side is, he thought, as he went back to his chair by the window. The Liberation, of course, yes, but what is the Liberation? Not an ideal, the freedom of the enslaved. Not now. Never again. Since the Uprising, the Liberation is an army, a political body, a great number of people and leaders and would-be leaders, ambitions and greed clogging hopes and strength, a clumsy amateur semi-government lurching from violence to compromise, ever more complicated, never again to know the FAR HORIZONS / 51 beautiful simplicity of the ideal, the pure idea of liberty.
24 / ROBERT SILVERBERG Of the two younger house bondswomen, one called Kamsa always carried her little baby around with her, and the men ignored her. The other, Heo, was the scared one who had waited on him. Tualenem used her every night. The other men kept hands off. When they or any of the bondspeople passed Esdan in the house or outdoors they dropped their hands to their sides, chin to the chest, looked down, and stood still: the formal reverence expected of personal assets facing an owner. ” Her reply was the reverence.
A World Divided: (Darkover Omnibus, Book 5) by Marion Zimmer Bradley