Damia's Children (The Tower and the Hive #3)
McCaffrey gives me people I like, with interesting and often earnest characters. M ...more
The contact became an Alliance, and human children an ...more
Anne McCaffrey has always had a good talent for writing realistic characters and successfully portraying their intricate relationships. I find, as the story expands, that the read ...more
Unfortunately, I hate stopping a series in the middle, so now I'm off to investigate whether or not there are any more books dealing with this univ ...more
Damia’s children are growing up and taking their places in FT&T. All are powerful, but each has their own special Talents. Paired with young Mrdini allies when they were babies they’ve grown up with the aliens and are comfortable with them. Unlike others in the Federation who think the Mrdinis are weasel-like and shouldn’t be allies with humans. Laria, Thian, Rojer and Zara will play their parts in the ongoing search for more Hivers and the Hive home world, so t ...more
Having read so much YA now, I find these teenagers to be more grown up than I think grown ups are for the most part. I think the goal was to set the story hundreds of years in the future and now families treat each other this way but I find that unrealistic and silly. So conversations ar ...more
Damia had deflected a previous attack on the human worlds and sent the aliens into deep space. Hungry for more living space, they return with plans to dominate, armed with knowledge of the ...more
Here McCaffrey introduces another generation in her saga of a family of powerful psionic Talents ( The Rowan and Damia ) raised to serve the Nine Star League. The eight children of Damia and Afra Raven-Lyon approach the threshold of maturity on Iota Aurogae, where they have been raised with young Mrdinis, the only other intelligent life that humankind has encountered--save for the pernicious Hive Culture, which has sought to destroy all other species in its drive to expan
I have read all of Anne McCaffreys books. I have been waiting for this series to become available on Kindle! I hope the rest will be available soon. You can't go wrong if you enjoy sxifi/fantasy. This author has a number of very enjoyable series.
This book details their newly discovered alien friends, the Mrdini, and the co ...more
For those who like spaceships they will love this book as they feature heavily. As can be expected the main focus is on Damia's children. It can be seen as 4 linked stories so at times it is frustrating as just as you are getting into it the focus of the story changes to another of the children.
It is a good follow up in terms of the overall story o ...more
It's not really a book, more like 3-4 novellas strung together without any overarching point. I tossed this book while in jr. high, because I thought I had the "villain" in the second story figured out, but it turns out I was wrong... although the person it turned out to be, and the way the situation was resolved was trite and VERY easy to accomplish.
Definitely a "quantity" rea ...more
This book introduces Damia's Talented children, Laria, Isthian, Rojer, Zara, Petra, Morag, and a few others. Laria is the oldest, and gets to go to Clarf, the Mrdini homeworld, to help in the Tower.
This book introduces the Mrdinis, who provide companionship to the children and experience their adventures.
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