Freedom's Ransom (Catteni #4)
The Freedom trilogy worked fairly well. It appropriately used the science fiction background of isolated planets and wild interspecies m ...more
For much of the book it seemed that I was reading about a completely different set of characters as everyone seemed to have had their personality sucked out. The pioneering ethic was not necessary any longer I suppose, but that spirit had defined the characters for me and I felt they were pretty thin (and unsympathetic) without it. I also found the shift to...more
Her stories are always easy reads, but entertaining.
PLus I love the relationship between Zainal and Chris. I just didn't like how she ended up with children. I found that unsettling ...more
1. Never give up attitude
2. Working together towards a positive outcome
3. Everyone can contribute to make their world a better place.
4. Ingenuity and troubleshooting skills
I just loved how they were able to accomplish so much together. Makes me ...more
Enslaved on an uninhabited planet by the alien Eosi, Kristin Bjornsen and her fellow humans not only survived against all odds to colonize the world now known as Botany, but liberated themselves from their captors and claimed it as their home…
The colonists could not have achieved victory without the help of the exiled Catteni alien, Zainal, who helped Kris contact other races subjugated by the Eosi, and inspired the rebellion that freed them all. To ensure Botany’s future, its ...more
So many things about this book. Let’s start with the good things:
The number one thing I liked about this book was the fact that we finally got to know characters. I feel like this hadn’t happened since the first book. The second and third books were just a hodgepodge of action and plot points. Without any character development. At least with this book, the same characters were in the book for most of the book. A breath of fresh air. I had started to think Anne McCaffery had forgotten how to ...more
Having overthrown the Eosi overlords in Freedom’s Challenge, the survivors on Botany, Earth and all the other newly free planets must figure out a way to do more than survive. They need to thrive and in order to do that they need things that the Catteni have looted for the Eosi. Once again, Zainal steps into the breach and comes up with a plan to help all the planets. But is it too far of a reach?
Being free of the Eosi is only the first step and who knew what it would ...more
Coffee, not oil, becomes black gold in this eagerly awaited fourth volume in McCaffrey's intriguing Catteni/Freedom series (Freedom's Landing, etc.), which focuses on the business side of revolution. On Earth and the planets Barevi and Botany in the not-so-distant future, the traditional gold standard has fallen and coffee, fresh bread and meat become more valuable than diamonds when trading for the technological parts stolen by greedy Catteni mercenaries for the evil Eos
Yep, glad to be done. Enjoyable enough to finish, but I don't think I'll want to reread the series again (obviously, I liked it enough the FIRST time to reread it once...). My conclusions on the series are that it was not well edited--too many characters swap names or parts of names and details are often changed or repeated. However, the PREMISE is compelling enough, and the story inte ...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