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Acorna's People

Anne McCaffrey

Average Review Rating Average Rating 5/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Harper Collins Publishers

Published : July 1999

Copyright : Anne McCaffrey & Anne Scarborough 1999

ISBN-10 : HB 0-06-105094-6
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-06-105094-7

Publisher's Write-Up

American Import published by Harper Prism a division of Harper Collins Publishers.

Acorna's Quest has paid off. With the help of her 'uncles' and the thousands of humans who love and admire her, she has found her true people at last.

And they have found her - Khornya, daughter of the illustrious Feriila and the valiant Vaanye, who was given up for lost after the insect-like Khleevi destroyed their home planet.

Abandoned in space as a bady, rescued and raised by gruff human asteroid miners, Acorna is at last among her own. The beautiful healing horn in the centre of her forehead and the funny feet and hands that once set her apart now make her one with the telepathic Linyaari, who live on as lush agrarian planet where they pursue their peaceful dreams.

Acorna's people welcome her with a lavish costume ball - and an already-chosen mate! But Acorna still has much to do before she can enjoy the home she is offered. The legendary resting place of the lost Linyaari ancestors has yet to be found. With the help of the rogue spacetrader Becker and his cat, RK (RoadKill), Acorna must strive to right an unspeakable wrong and defeat an enemy even more cruel than the Khleevi themselves.

In the search, Acorna and her new friends rescue another survivor, also given up for lost. Most importantly, though, Acorna at last uncovers the Universe's most carefully guarded secret - the true nature of the ancient link between the hoofed, telepathic Linyaari and the space-faring humans she has come to think of as her people as well.

In all literature, there is no creature more wondrous, no girl more beautiful, no youth more adventurous than Anne McCaffrey's beloved Unicorn Girl. Acorna and Acorna's Quest told of her childhood and early youth. Now award-winning author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough joins Anne McCaffrey to continue the saga of this beloved character in a story that will delight every fan and win new hearts, too.

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Review by Chrissi (140500) Rating (5/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 5/10
Hmmm, young Acorna has gone to meet her own relatives and makes lots of mistakes trying to fit in, becomes all teenage angst Kevin style, saying that she should probably never have come here and will she fit in anywhere and so on.

This is slightly better than Quest, with a cat called Roadkill entering the story, we have all known cats like this one, (Ray?) when they are purring one second and then taking chunks out of you the next, Psycho-Kitty! There is a return of an old feud, with a previously sane but sadistic, but now raving psychotic bad person, supported by those who want to exploit Acorna and her race. (Were you expecting this?) It all comes out OK in the end, although there will probably be another one, Acorna's Toilet Duck or some such. (Great cat!)
Chrissi (14th May 2000)

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