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Damia's Children
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Damia's Children
The Tower and Hive Series, Book 3

They inherited their mother's legendary powers of telepathy. But Damia's children will need more than psionic Talent to face the enemy's children—an alien race more insect than human...

They inherited their mother's legendary powers of telepathy. But Damia's children will need more than psionic Talent to face the enemy's children—an alien race more insect than human...

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    "A reason for rejoicing."

    The Washington Times

    "One of the best McCaffrey novels."

    Locus

    "The Rowan introduces readers to the Gwyn-Raven dynasty . . . complete with an interstellar love affair steamy enough to attract those not usually interested in science fiction."

    Calgary Herald

    "A well-told tale . . . McCaffrey's popularity is immense and justified."

    Booklist

    "Charming . . . a warm and vivid picture of a struggling frontier society."

    Publishers Weekly

    "McCaffrey weaves believable characters with a well-written story to produce this entertaining science fiction romance."

    School Library Journal

    "[H]olds the reader spellbound [with an] artful weave of romance and humor that infuses her characters."

    Calgary Herald

    "McCaffrey interweaves an engrossing romance with a coming-of-age story as she examines the issue of responsibility in a society where survival depends on the abilities of a gifted few."

    Publishers Weekly

    "McCaffrey is in fine form . . . interesting . . . amusing . . . tempestuous."

    Locus

    "[A] well-crafted universe . . . [Damia] both refines and extends characterizations, especially in interrelationships and the use of mental powers . . . a winning choice for the author's legion of fans."

    Booklist

    "Well-written . . . McCaffrey has created another memorable, independent female protagonist and fully fleshed-out secondary characters who behave in a believable manner . . . a superb science fiction romance."

    School Library Journal

    "Anne McCaffrey has created worlds whose elements elude the imaginations of most other writers . . . [Damia] is a perfect example of what makes McCaffrey's writing so much fun."

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    "McCaffrey's special talent is creating sympathetic and endearing characters."

    The Toronto Star

    "Winning, carefully developed young characters, an attractive alien society, and an enemy drawn with more than a touch of mystery."

    Publishers Weekly

    "McCaffrey's fans won't be disappointed . . . hugely enjoyable . . . fascinating in its exploration of the brain's potential and untapped powers."

    The Calgary Sun

    "Another exciting episode in the thrilling epic of the Rowan . . . Read and enjoy!"

    Romantic Times

    "Readers looking for intelligent, heroic adventure will find it here, and Rowan fans will be especially pleased at this felicitous closing of a popular SF series."

    Publishers Weekly

    "McCaffrey maintains the high quality of characterization of humans and aliens alike, and, once again, she skillfully interweaves the plot threads, making it easy to follow the action on all fronts. A rousing conclusion to a most satisfying series."

    Booklist

    "Fans of the series will plunge right in."

    Kirkus Reviews

    Ace Books by Anne McCaffrey

    The Tower and Hive Series

    THE ROWAN

    DAMIA

    DAMIA'S CHILDREN

    LYON'S PRIDE

    THE TOWER AND THE HIVE

    The Freedom Series

    FREEDOM'S LANDING

    FREEDOM'S CHOICE

    FREEDOM'S CHALLENGE

    FREEDOM'S RANSOM

    DAMIA'S
    CHILDREN

    ANNE MCCAFFREY

    Table of Contents

    CHAPTER
    ONE

    LARIA reined Saki in at the curve, to let Tlp and Hgf catch up. She deliberately kept her eyes forward, curbing Saki's intention to gallop up the last...

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 4, 1993
    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 expand through the universe. The eldest teenager, Laria, is sent to the homeworld of the Mrdinis to improve relations between the two species. Thian, the oldest boy, encounters residual human prejudice and almost loses his life when he serves as liaison with a mixed human-Mrdini fleet. The other children contribute their own Talents and insight during stressful periods of human-nonhuman interaction. Certain to be a success with McCaffrey's fans, this initial entry in a promising series offers winning, carefully developed young characters, an attractive alien society and an enemy drawn with more than a touch of mystery and ambiguity. Science Fiction Book Club main selection; Doubleday Book Club alternate.

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