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The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey
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Sep 21, 11

really liked it

The Rowan is the first book in "The Tower and the Hive" series (also known as "The Rowan" series) by Anne McCaffrey. It is set in the universe of the "Pegasus" trilogy, against a backdrop of a technologically advanced society in which telepathy, psychokinesis and other psychic Talents have become scientifically accepted and researched. Telekinetic and telepathic powers are used to communicate and teleport spaceships through space, thus avoiding the light barrier and allowing for the colonization of other solar systems.

The Rowan tells the life story of a young orphan, of Prime Talent, from the moment the child's community is wiped out in a mudslide to the time when she becomes a Prime and after a life of loneliness falls in love with a previously undiscovered Prime in a far away star system being attacked by aliens.

The central section of the book is based on McCaffrey's earlier short story "Lady in the Tower"

This book is a bit slow to start But Keep Reading as it and the ones that follow are well worth reading. Don't worry if you haven't read the short story before this as you get most of the back story in this book. I hope you enjoy this set of books as much as I and other members of my family do
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