Books by Marion Zimmer Bradley

PRIESTESS OF AVALON by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A guilty pleasure for ancient-history buffs, and a sure hit for the goddess crowd."
King Arthur goes New Age in the latest offering from Bradley (Traitor's Son, 1998, etc.), who has made a career of smoothing down the sharp corners of the Round Table for her matriarchal fans. Read full book review >
TRAITOR'S SUN by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"One unexpected detail: Adrienne Martine-Barnes (Master of Earth and Water, with Diana L. Paxson) appears in the copyright notice but is mentioned neither on the cover nor on the title page."
A new novel of Darkover, the actions occurring 15 years after those described in Exile's Song (1996). Read full book review >
HEARTLIGHT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Fourth of Bradley's contemporary psychic/occult novels, this one embellishing the backdrop of the previous books (Gravelight, 1997, etc.) by focusing on the magickal Adept, fraud-buster, and soldier of the Light Colin MacLaren, whose prior appearances were brief and seemingly minor. Read full book review >
IN THE RIFT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1998

"A smoothly plotted fantasy, with a strong woman protagonist, that should appeal to fans of both authors."
A second in the Glenraven series by Bradley (Lady of Avalon, 1997, etc.) and paperback author Lisle. Read full book review >
GRAVELIGHT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Taut, shapely, well-informed: the best entry so far in a still improving series."
Another case for occult investigator Truth Jourdemayne (Witchlight, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
LADY OF AVALON by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Bradley also includes helpful lists of people and places and a map. (First printing of 150,000; $150,000 ad/promo)"
This smoky mix of magic, legend, people both mythic and real, and the ancient savageries of war supplies a chronological link between Bradley's The Forest House (1994), set in first-century Britain, and her Arthurian saga, The Mists of Avalon (1983). Read full book review >
WITCHLIGHT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Less than fully beguiling—the ending is notably weak and anticlimactic—but much improved over Ghostlight, with better characters, a believable plot, some gripping incidents, and a minimum of dangling threads."
Another psychic/occult case for Truth Jourdemayne (Ghostlight, 1995), though here the main character is former Wall Street high- flyer Winter Musgrave, who, though she's discharged herself from a psychiatric clinic, can remember little of her past and seems to be haunted by a destructive poltergeist with an affinity for electrical power. Read full book review >
EXILE'S SONG by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Bradley poses her heroine a fine set of problems and supplies satisfying answers: an engaging if rather slow and not particularly original addition to the series."
Bradley's Darkover yarns have been appearing in various formats since 1962 (Rediscovery, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
TIGER BURNING BRIGHT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"More parsimonious editing and greater attention to detail in the formative stages would've helped considerably with this workmanlike, predictable yarn and its remarkably obtuse bad guys: the authors, notwithstanding their individual accomplishments, strike no sparks together."
When the irresistible armies of the Emperor Balthasar threaten to invade the peaceful, Goddess-worshipping port of Merina, its rulersDowager Queen Adele, Queen Lydana, and princess Shelyradecide to avoid bloodshed and simply submit. Read full book review >
GHOSTLIGHT by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Some creepy moments, but absurdly contrived and not even half thought out."
Contemporary occult fantasy from the author of Lady of the Trillium (p. 33), etc. Here, introverted psychic researcher Truth Jourdemayne seethes with hatred for her father, the occultist Thorne Blackburn, whom she blames for the death of her mother during a ``magick'' ritual back in 1969, following which Thorne vanished. Read full book review >
LADY OF THE TRILLIUM by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 15, 1995

"Not Bradley's most ambitious work, but a very enjoyable light fantasy that touches on more serious themes."
Bradley (The Forest House, 1994, etc.) offers a solo novel in the world of Black Trillium, a three-way collaboration with Andre Norton and Julian May featuring three princesses in a fantasy kingdom. Read full book review >
THE FOREST HOUSE by Marion Zimmer Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Certain to circulate."
Continuing her fictional tub-thumping on behalf of ancient goddess religions vanquished by male-dominated cults, erstwhile science-fiction author Bradley moves her campaign from the seventh- century Britain of her bestselling Mists of Avalon (1982) back to the first century, the time of Roman occupation. Read full book review >
REDISCOVERY by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 14, 1993

"Dedicated Darkover fans will probably find deep meaning in some of the apparently slight episodes, but for a newcomer to the series, almost any of Bradley's solo novels would be a better introduction."
Bradley (Black Trillium, 1990, etc.) here joins forces with the prolific Lackey (coauthor, The Elvenbane, 1991, etc.) for the long-awaited story of the rediscovery of the lost colony of Darkover, settled by a ship from Earth, but unable to sustain high technology after losing contact with the parent civilization; now, after centuries of isolation, a second wave of exploration from Earth arrives. Read full book review >