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Two To Conquer  
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Cover of the first edition
Author Marion Zimmer Bradley
Cover artist John Pound
Country United States
Language English
Series Darkover
Genre(s) Fantasy Science fiction novel
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date 1980
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 335 pp
ISBN 0879975407
OCLC Number 6354637

Two To Conquer is a fantasy novel written by Marion Zimmer Bradley as part of the Darkover series and is set in the Hundred Kingdoms time period.


Setting of Two To Conquer

Two To Conquer is set at the end of Darkover's Hundred Kingdoms era when The Compact is established by Varzil the Good. His antagonist and the main character in this novel is Bard mac Fianna who wants to unify the Hundred Kingdoms under his leadership.

Characters in Two To Conquer

  • Bard mac Fianna (aka Bard di Asturien aka The Kilghard Wolf): The main character of the novel who is the nedestro nephew of King Ardrin of Asturias.
  • Paul Harrell (aka Paolo Harryl): Duplicate of Bad mac Fianna (according to Cherillys Law). Bard's father Rafael Asturias brings him to Darkover from off-world by the use of laran.
  • Varzil Ridenow (aka Varzil the Good): Keeper of Neskaya Tower
  • Carlina di Asturien: Daughter of King Ardrin and handfasted to Bard, later priestess of Avarra under the name Sister Liriel
  • Melisendra MacAran: Leronis and mother of Bard's only son Erlend
  • Melora MacAran: Leronis and (later) Bard's wife

Chapters of Two To Conquer

  • Prologue
  • Book One: The Foster Brothers (Chapters 1-6)
  • Book Two: The Kilghard Wolf (Chapters 1-5)
  • Book Three: The Dark Twin (Chapters 1-9)


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1987). Future and Fantastic Worlds. Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont House. pp. 134–135. ISBN 1-55742-002-5.  

External links

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover books
The Founding
Darkover Landfall
The Ages of Chaos
Stormqueen! | Thunderlord! | The Fall of Neskaya | Zandru's Forge | Hawkmistress! | A Flame in Hali
The Hundred Kingdoms
Two to Conquer | The Heirs of Hammerfell
Rediscovery | The Shattered Chain | The Spell Sword | The Forbidden Tower | Thendara House | City of Sorcery | Star of Danger | The Winds of Darkover
After the Comyn
The Bloody Sun | The Door Through Space | Falcons of Narabedla | The Sword of Aldones | The Heritage of Hastur | The Planet Savers | Sharra's Exile
The World Wreckers | The Hastur Lord | Exile's Song | The Shadow Matrix | Traitor's Sun | The Alton Gift | The Children of Kings
Anthologies and Collections
The Keeper's Price | Sword of Chaos | Free Amazons of Darkover | The Other Side of the Mirror | Red Sun of Darkover | Four Moons of Darkover
Domains of Darkover | Renunciates of Darkover | Leroni of Darkover | Towers of Darkover | Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover | Snows of Darkover


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