Third Watch: Acorna's Children (Acorna, #10)
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Third Watch: Acorna's Children (Acorna #10)

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The dramatic conclusion to the breathtaking saga of the children of Acorna and Aari.

Khorii, the rebellious daughter of Acorna, the near-mythic heroine of her people, has tried to follow in her mother's footsteps in this time of plague and terror. But the pressure on the courageous young woman to succeed is tremendous, and the legacy she is expected to fulfill is overwhelmi

Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published (first published July 31st 2007)
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Becca R.G.
Aug 24, 2007 Becca R.G. rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
This lousy ending to a series which started off badly and got steadily worse is a confusing, disconnected, and unresolved mess. We are never reintroduced to the characters we read about a year ago, when the second book came out, and are scarcely given enough clues to recognize them at all. Many main characters from the previous books in the series are forgotten, or mentioned only once or twice, as a side note. The "cure" to the "plague" is discovered suddenly in the last few pages, applied to pe...more
Even though it had been a few years since I read book two and struggled a little trying to remember specifics of what had already occurred, I enjoyed this book until the last four pages. The ending felt like it was just slapped on to rush the end of the book. Little was explained to tie up the story; a very abrupt ending. It was more like someone forgot to finish writing and just decided to publish the outline they drafted out. I was sad to see it that way. I love Anne McCaffrey's books and this...more
Kate Millin
The third and final story in the Acorna’s children series – where they finally defeat the plague that is decimating the universe
Admittedly, It's been many a moon since I last read a McCaffrey novel. I was way into her when I was a teen, now I'm 24. I picked up this series and with the first novel I started to remember what I liked about Anne. By the second book I was starting to feel like maybe I was mistaken. By this one I was wondering what on earth happened.

The reasons for the plague and the stages are just so out there (I know, in a book about unicorn people, who am I to complain?). It just all seems so hastily slapp...more
Jackie Krasuski
Probably the best book of the Acorna series yet. This book was in two parts, the first half of which they are flitting all through time gets confusing, but the point is that they are learning things about this plague. The second half is when they are actually trying to stop this plague. There is a lot of drama and adventure and that really kept me interested. Then again, I can never seem to put a McCaffrey down.
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Khorii has a sister? Ariin comes out of no where. These stories are getting stranger and not really up my alley anymore. This is the last one I'm going to read. I really love Ms. McCaffrey and I try to read anything that she publishes. I have to say the last couple of these books are just not as good as her other work.
This is one I haven't bought yet, because I couldn't find it when it came out in paperback. This story is getting a bit attenuated by the 10th volume. It was a bot difficult for me to keep track of all the characters. But I'll happily read anything with McCaffrey's name on it.
a great continuation of the acorna's story showing the dynamic nature of her children and their ability to stand up to things similar to their parents. They attempt to reconnect time, and Acorna and Ari
Love these books. Acorna's twins show themselves to be completely different personalities. It's nice to see one of them has a bit of nastiness about her which makes her more real to the reader.
I usually like this author and had read the prequels to this book. It was okay. I guess I am just not as interested in her books. I did find the end had an interesting twist.
Satisfying conclusion to the trilogy and an extremely fitting ending. The loose strings were all wrapped up, and nicely integrated information from the extended series.
Great finish - More could still be done with character development...I wonder if there will be new books in this series?!
Chelsie Unicornkind
Took a while for me to get into the book, but by the end it got pretty good. Not as spectacular as the earlier books, however.
Oct 26, 2008 Tiffany marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
On the second book in the series. Bought the third while it wa there and it's waiting to continue.
Overall I loved this series more than the original Acorna series.
This series is way too long. Nothing happens anymore.
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