Changelings (Twins of Petaybee #1)
The story takes place on a sentient planet, Petaybee, as seen through the eyes of the Shongilis, one of the many immigrant families that combine Inuit and Irish heritage. The children of Sean and Yana Shongili are twins, ...more
After reading the Petaybee series, I was thrilled to learn that there was also a Twins Of Petaybee series, and having read the first installment, I was not disappointed. The sentient planet now has two more unique residents, Ronan and Murel Shongili, the selkie twins. They and their father Sean can transform into seals when in water, and they use their gifts to ex ...more
In Powers That Be, Power Lines And Power Play Bestselling Authors Anne Mccaffrey And Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Told The Story Of A Sentient Planet, Petaybee. In Changelings, The First Of A New Series Of Novels, They Return To Petaybee. Ronan Born For Water Shongili And Murel Monster Slayer Shongili Are The Twin Son And Daughter Of Yana Maddock And Sean Shongili. Born On Petyabee, Their Destiny Is Deeply Intertwined With The Sentient Planet That Is Their Home. For Ronan And Murel Are More
The protagonists are a pair of telepathic shape-changing ten-year-old twins (selkies of a sort) and their river otter friend. It was a bit too Lassie-ish for me in that Timmy falls into the well far too many times. I rais ...more
Unfortunately, she is willing to break the rules society has set up to obtain the data she need ...more
Ok, I liked the book, but I like everything remotely fantastical, so that's not much of an endorsement. :P
Can we just discuss the cover for a sec?
It doesn't make ANY sense! Are those supposed to be the twins on the front? They don't match the descriptions, and the twins are children for the entire book. So it must be their parents. But why would you put the parents on the cover when the book is entirely about the twins?!! And wh ...more
I ddnt think this was bad book, I didnt think it was spectacular either. When you met the twins school mates and the Ke-ola kid when he described about where his people were originally from I figured out pretty quick what would be happening there.
But i do love to read about the various worlds AM has created characters in so this was a nice read ...more
3.5 out of 5.0 stars
The very worst thing about this book is that, while it continues a decent story, it doesn’t quite match the awesomeness that is the original trilogy.
The very best thing about this book is that is does continue a really entertaining story with some new twists and interesting groups of people.
I enjoyed the book overall and continue to appreciate their writing style, although I do think this particular book would appeal more to a younger audience, especially as the story focuses on the ...more
On the plus side, the concept of a planet with consciousness was interesting. On the minus side, the dialogue, reactions, and emotions portrayed were shallow and unrealistic.
This is a new Petaybee book about the Selkie twin children of Yana Maddock and selkie Sean Shongli and how they link with otters and other parts of the sentient planet. I loved Sky the otter.
I like the world of Petaybee, but this book grated so much on my nerves! The endless repetitions of everything's name, and the general feeling of things being dumbed down... It was just super annoying.
I liked the idea of a sentient planet but all the terraformed planets in this future reality are flat, unidimensional places - an ice planet, a desert planet, a jungle planet - seriously? Is it impossible to terraform a planet that has many features, like Earth?
Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two brothers: Hugh McCaffrey (deceased 1988), Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.
Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High Scho ...more