Dredged from the past I bring you one of my Darkover frontispieces for the Gregg Press collector's item book series. This one was for "The Spell Sword," an action-adventure tale from Marion Zimmer Bradley's red sun world. In the story, the main character must fight sword battles against "cat-men," feline/human hybrids I guess. Since he isn't much of a swordsman, he is enhanced with psychic remote control so that a superior swordsman, the elderly noble at the top of the archway, can act through him. The two girls in the picture are psychically gifted twins, one of whom naturally gets romantic with the hero.
"The Spell Sword" is ink on illustration board with photostat reproduced border, 6" x 8", October 1978. Click on the pic for a larger view.