Power Play (Petaybee #3)
This final volume of the trilogy that began with Powers That Be opens with the marriage of Yanaba Maddock, administrator of the sentient planet Petaybee, to geneticist and selkie Sean Shongili. The pregnant Yana soon has to travel off-world to defend Petaybee's interests before a skeptical galaxy, leaving the planet open to devious exploitation by such predators as old enemy Torkel Fiske. The narrative shifts focus between the primitive but honest planet and the glitterin
Make no mistake, this book does not repeat the disaster that was book #2, but instead achieves a lacklusterness in its own righ ...more
I know nothing of how these books came into existence, but having just reread the trilogy with more knowledge of publishing in general, I have to say it reads like the authors had a great idea that inflamed them and powered the first, very strong and dynamic novel... and then it was sold to the publisher as a trilogy.
See, the second book comes a bit out of left field and comes across as forced in multiple places, but generally works.
This third one, oof. All o ...more
4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Okay, maybe I'm losing my mind, but Yana and Sean's relationship seems to work a little better in the book, but they also go a little out-of-character. That's why it lost a whole point. There's no explanation for the change in their characters, it's just suddenly and subtly different.
The very worst thing about this book is the unexplained changes in the characters.
The very best thing about thi ...more
Only read this ...more
I enjoyed the trilogy & loo ...more
Moving the story on, this shows, in part, some of the political and practical difficulties that come with the acknowledgement of a sentient planet. As hordes of tourists start to arrive, the locals are somewhat overwhelmed. Some new friends are made, some loose ends tied up. Oh, and there are pirates. 'nuff said?
Fluff books like this just aren't worth the bother.
Yara has saved the planet, or atleast she thought she had until the troops landed on the planet. the story of survial and connection when the planet finds that it is alive and learns to respect the life of those who depend on her
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