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The Alton tradition continues!
on 25 February 1998
I was first introduced to the world of darkover in "Sharra's Exile" and have been addicted ever since. When "Exiles Song" first came out I was intrigued. And I discovered it was about Lew Altons daughter! Through her discovery of her home world to her discovery of her uncle Rafe Scott and finally her discovery of her awakening telpathic gift. The battle with Ashsarra Alton to the discovery of her shadow matrix. This is a wonderful book to start the darkover series. Form start to finish I could hardly put it down. Margaret Alton's journey begins in Thendara when her mentor and friend Ivor Davidson dies. In her despair she meets her uncle Rafe Scott. This is the begining of her true journey. Deciding to finish the work she was sent to darkover to do(study music) Margaret sets off for the Kilgard Hills with Rafella a free amazon. She ends up at Armida and meets her cousin Mihkail Hastur-Lanart. Within the hold of threshold sickness Margaret is confronted with many obsticals from Asharra Alton, the arrival of her shadow matrix, her estranged father Lew, her uncle Gabrielle trying to marry her off to his chauvanistic son, her hiership to the Alton Domain, her strange and extremely powerful Alton LARAN, and her growing love for Mihkail. However, "Exile's Song's" real conclucion is in the "Shadow Matrix". I would recomend "Exile's Song" to any long or first time readers of darkover. If you would like yo contact me about more darkover or any novels drop me an email.