Date: 12 November, 1985 — $6.29 — Book
Fiction, Science Fiction
Killashandra Ree has just completed final examinations, and has been told that after a decade of hard work, her voice is simply not up to being featured as a star performer. A secondary, perhaps, or a choral leader, not not first, and definitely not solo. For Killashandra, this is intolerable, so she seeks out a new profession where she can be first. This comes with discovery of crystal singing, a highly secretive guild whose members are bound to a particular planet.
This is an enjoyable sample of McCaffrey's work, and is set in a world that is congruent with her "Ship Who..." series. It's very readable and a lot of fun. My low rating merely reflects the fact that I'm beginning to get bored with it.