Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman
mjlayman

This journal has been placed in memorial status. New entries cannot be posted to it.

The Spell Sword: A Darkover Novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley

I've been wondering if I really want to keep these, since I have limited shelf space, and planned to grab a yellow DAW book at random. I did that Friday night and started reading this Saturday night. I almost decided to stop at about page 12, but it's so short I finished it.

You can read here to get the overview of the series. This book has a Terran happen to crash a plane, his companions killed, up in the mountains. A ghost named Callista helps keep him safe. She insists she's not a ghost, but is held in a dark place and can't reach her family and friends with telepathy but can reach him. She manages to get him to her father's castle where a kinsman of Callista's helps the Terran get more into the "overworld" to see things.

Callista's father comes home to her sister's call of help, but he was attacked on the way by catpeople and is paralyzed from the waist down. The kinsman insists on going to pick up Callista, but he agrees he's not very good at swordwork. The father is able to take over the kinsman's arm and use the sword. They head into the cave to save Callista.

A rather minor story, lots of odd bits stuck in, and no explanation of how the Terran has the telepathy. I loved these books when I was a teenager and continued buying them until MZB stopped writing them and others did, but they're going to the bookgroup this month, where nobody will want them and I'll put them in the Friends of the Library cart.
Tags: book
Subscribe

  • Spirit's Nose in my Hot Tea

    I watched TV last night and then read the paper. I got to bed to read at 2:30am, after taking care of laundry and iced tea and so forth. I read…

  • Swheat Scoop is Here!

    Spirit came and sat with me for about an hour and a quarter last night, with a trip back to snack. The big deal is that both of the big cats were…

  • The New Rheumatologist

    And boy do I feel old! She doesn't look much older than 25, but probably is, since Kaiser requires doctors to be board-certified. We went over all…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments