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Maeve (Diadem #4)

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Aleytys, wanderer of the skies, seeker of the home planet of her mother's super-race, wearer-slave of the mind-enhancing diadem, is down on Maeve, forest planet of tree-dwellers and semi-humans. Her aim to continue her quest, to shake her pursuers.

It's an action-packed adventure filled with conflict and conspiracy, guerrilla warfare between the tree-folk and the technology
Mass Market Paperback, 220 pages
Published June 1979 by DAW (first published 1979)
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Despite the “A Novel of the Diadem” tagline on the cover, I was unaware that this was part of a series (though that was pretty obvious from the first chapter). Despite this, it was still enjoyable on its own, though a little bit of wrap-up from a previous adventure appeared at the end. I really enjoyed this novel overall – it was a lot of fun. Aleytys was a strong, capable heroine that was also relatable (she has several flaws or weaknesses, like a normal person would, such as being unable to wo ...more
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Great series and book that fans of Zimmer and Norton will love. Strong female protagonist and interesting characters. Hopefully someone will reprint this so people can rediscover this lost great series.
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An entertaining sci-fi read that has good flow and stays true to its plotline. Definitely one to pick up if you want a light enjoyable read.
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Jo Clayton, whose parents named her after Jo in Little Women, was born and raised in Modesto, California. She and her three sisters shared a room and took turns telling each other bedtime stories. One of her sisters noted that Jo's stories were the best, and often contained science fiction and fantasy elements.

Clayton graduated from the University of California in 1963, Summa Cum Laude, and starte
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