She had rejected her noble birthright and embraced the freedom only a man could claim. She was Romilly, who spurned humanity for its evils and jealousies and lived among the birds and the beasts of the forests. There was war in the lands of Darkover – but Romilly wanted none of it. Yet, dressed as a man or mindful of the creatures, she was also human. And duty to her own kind pointed her to the ultimate decision. Cover art by Bruce Pennington.