Crystal Line (Crystal Singer #3)
"A treat for long-time McCaffrey fans, a good read and a satisfying look at one of the most haunting facets of the crystal singers' profession."
LOCUS When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life...and gradual loss of memory. What she hadn't counted on was t
This book gets right into the nitty gritty of administration, & we can see how far the Heptite Guild has fallen because of the vagaries, & shortage, of Crystal Singers.
*Possible SPOILER* I think I would have had Killa glorying in the sound of black crystal at the end, not too scared to touc ...more
Lars and Killa have been partnered cutting crystal for years at this point. Lars has worked to keep his memories, but Killa pretty much relies on him to be her memory. Lars becomes the new guild master and Killa runs for something like a decade from him.
Deus ex machina in the form of a sentient liquid metal critter gives Killa her memory back and she retu ...more
The best thing about Crys ...more
There's a big jump into Killashandra's future in this one. She's been singing crystal for an unspecified number (but think many, many) of years, and her memory is starting to go. As a result, although she still appears young and attractive, her behaviour tends towards ...more
Still five stars. Except for one small thing, it's perfect. and the small thing is really small and not worth even mentioning here.
Other reviewers talk about how this book is a mess of plot and not nearly as well written as the first two -- but I think part of t ...more
Until Next Time. Happy Reading
Killashandra is truly a Crystal Singer; arrogant, she lacks earlier memories and shes a diva; but she knows she is getting older.
I love that Anne McCaffrey has told us of Killashandra's earlier life, her meeting and pairing with Lars and now as she grows older.
This is a fine finale to the series.
It's quite a melancholy book compared to many McCa ...more
"A treat for long-time McCaffrey fans, a good read and a satisfying look at one of the most haunting facets of the crystal singers' profession."LOCUSWhen Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life...and gradual loss of memory. What she hadn't counted on was the loneliness she felt when her heart still remembered what her mind had forgotten. Fortunately, someone still cared e
I really enjoyed this book. I like how Lars and Killashandra have risen above their misunderstandings and mostly her memory loss.
Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two ...more