By Ursula K. Le Guin
The Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on Werel for ten years, and ten of Werel's years are over six hundred terrestrial years, and the lonely and dwindling human payment is commencing to think the tension. each wintry weather, a season that lasts for 15 years, the Earthmen have acquaintances: the humanoid hilfs, a nomadic those that basically calm down for the tough chilly spell. The hilfs worry the Earthmen, whom they suspect of as witches and make contact with the farborns. yet hilfs and farborns have universal enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians known as gaals and eerie preying snow ghouls. Will they subscribe to forces or be annihilated?
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Planet of Exile (Hainish Cycle, Book 2) by Ursula K. Le Guin