Killashandra (Crystal Singer #2)
Among a few other things, I found it hilarious that Lars--a new male character that appears in the main character's life--would so easily confide in Killashandra (though she's under a pseudonym at t...more
Again, we meet interesting characters, we are introduced to mainland and island culture. The plot is a solid science fiction story with elements of m...more
Killa is shown as a much more well rounded character, beyond headstrong and capable of great cunning and self-sacrifice. In short, she didn't feel 'real' to me until this book. Again, McCaffrey's interweaving of her personal musical background came came through in a delightful form of i...more
At first Killashandra Ree's ambitions to become a Crystal Singer, get rich, and forget her past, were going just as she had hoped. But after she grew wealthy, a devastating storm turned her claim to useless rock. In short order she was broke, she had crystal sickness so bad she thought she was going to die, and the only way she could be true to the man she loved was to leave him....
My favourite parts of this particular story are when the main character finds herself in opposition to some stuffy aliens and she claims that she needs the best beers in the land in order to continue functioning.
Okay so the good points are that th...more
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