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Stormqueen! was originally published in 1978 and republished in 2002 as part of the Ages of Chaos omnibus.

Summary[]

During the lawless Ages of Chaos, when the ruling families of Darkover ruthlessly inbred their laran-gifted offspring to gain powerful talents, a baby was born to the lord of Aldaran. This child, born on a dark and thunder-filled night­­­­, was possessed of a terrifying and uncontrolled talent: Dorilys, heiress to her father’s domain, could unwittingly call forth lightning, even while still a fretful child. Fearful for his daughter’s life and the safety of his domain, Lord Aldaran sent to a tower for help. But even the powers of a trained monitor and a Hastur lord might not be enough to save this painfully afflicted and deadly young woman. 

The Book[]

Major Characters[]

  • Donal Delleray (aka Donal of Rockraven): Son of Aliciane of Rockraven; foster son of Mikhail Aldaran; husband of Dorilys Aldaran and Regent of Aldaran.
  • Mikhail Aldaran: Lord of Aldaran; father of Dorilys Aldaran
  • Dorilys Aldaran: Daughter and heir of Mikhail Aldaran and Aliciane of Rockraven; wife of Donal Delleray.
  • Allart Hastur of Elhalyn: Heir to the throne, later became King; husband of Cassandra Aillard.
  • Renata Leynier: Monitor at Hali tower; lover of Donal Delleray; third wife of Mikhail Aldaran; mother of heir to Aldaran.

Important Characters[]

  • Aliciane of Rockraven: barragana of Mikhail Aldaran; mother of Donal Delleray and Dorilys Aldaran.
  • Cassandra Aillard: Future Queen; wife of Allart Hastur; Monitor at Hali Tower
  • Rakhal Aldaran of Scathfell: younger brother of Mikhail; Lord of Scathfell
  • Stephen Hastur: Younger brother of King Regis II; father of Damon-Rafael and Allart Hastur
  • Damon-Rafael Hastur: Oldest son of Stephen Hastur, and heir to the throne; brother of Allart Hastur; husband of Cassilde Aillard
  • Coryn Hastur: Keeper of Hali Tower; cousin of Allart Hastur

Other Characters[]

  • Lade Deonara: Lady of Aldaran, second wife of Mikhail Aldaran.
  • Margali: household leronis of Aldaran; foster-mother of Dorilys upon Deonara's death
  • Mayra: Lady Deonara's robing-woman; cursed Aldaran and his line
  • Lady Elisa: music mistress of Dorilys
  • Kyril: ranger at a fire station of Aldaran
  • Kathya: old woman at Aldaran
  • Cassilde Aillard: wife of Damon-Rafael Hastur
  • Prince Felix: Son of King Regis II; heir to the throne; emmasca
  • King Regis II: Older half-brother of Stephen Hastur
  • Karinn: laranzu at Syrtis
  • Marius Syrtis: Lord of Syrtis
  • Father Master: Allart's Master at Nevarsin
  • Lella, Rella, Ria, Tia: riyachia's in the Syrtis House
  • Arzi and Rosaura: workers at Tramontana Tower
  • Ian-Mikhail of Storn: Keeper of Tramontana Tower
  • Mira, Barak, Arielle: Workers in Coryn's circle at Hali Tower

References[]

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