Marion Zimmer Bradley has been considered a sacred cow in fantasy fiction for many years, but I’ve always loathed her. Maybe it’s the naked anti-Christian bigotry of her books. Maybe it’s her pedestrian Darkover series. Maybe it’s that I’ve known longer than most of the public that she was a pedophile, and a protector of other pedophiles.
But aside from my personal dislike of her, I really do not like her books. A good example would be the “Light” series, which starts with the paranormal thriller Ghostlight. Do you want to read a slow-moving book about an obnoxious bitch getting in touch with her family roots of hippie occultism? Too bad! You’re trapped now!
- Ghostlight Prologue
- Ghostlight Chapter 1