Tuesday, December 12, 2006



Anne McCaffrey

Date: 12 November, 1986   —   $6.75   —   Book

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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.

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