Date: 12 November, 1986 — $6.75 — Book
Fiction, Science Fiction
This is by far my favorite of the three Crystal Singer novels. Killashandra is sent to the planet of Optheria, ostensibly to repair a fractured crystal organ, but with a secondary mission of finding out if the restriction of Optherians to their planet of origin is a popularly accepted measure. Once she is there, she is assaulted, kidnapped, and left on a tropical island. She manages to make her way to a populated island, where she manages to snag her attacker, who doesn't even recognize her.
With a typical skewing over into romance, McCaffrey spins a tale that would do any spy thriller proud. Moreover, Killa is thoroughly likeable in this book, more so than in the first where she is definitely abrasive.