Earthmen on Darkover stayed in the shelter of their specially-constructed spaceport – beyond lay wild, uncharted, inhospitable territory. But for space traveller Andrew Carr the desolate planet held an attraction he could not resist.  Darkover drew him and haunted him.  It was this irresistible force that lured his craft to destruction among the unexplored mountains, leaving him alone among the magical people of the ancient planet.