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. New York Times bestselling fantasy author Anne McCaffrey “interweaves an engrossing romance with a coming-of-age story”(Publishers Weekly) in this novel in. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Here McCaffrey introduces another generation in Damia’s Children (A Tower and Hive Novel Book 3) by [ McCaffrey, Anne. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading.. . Loading.
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Of all the Rowan’s children, Damia was the most brilliant and the one who inherited the Talent. It was obvious that she would be a Prime. As Damia grew up, her Talent became almost too strong to control, and the only solution was to send her to the planet of Deneb, to her strange grandmother.
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I don’t think this book had a very good ending.
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I would have preferred to see the siblings making peace with one another, but Jeff acted like it was no big deal. Do you think that the story could have ended better? Lists with This Book. This book is told annw the POV of the man who babysits, befriends and eventually has babies with Damia, the Rowan’s psychic daughter. Boring as mcccaffrey McCaffrey can manage. I started this series last year and am so happy to have finally read the 2nd installment!
McCaffrey has created a deeply imaginative world that has all the best bits of a good sci-fi: Mar 20, Grace rated it it was ok. This is silly, this book isn’t about Damia, it’s about Mccaffrey. Which is probably the right choice as he’s more interesting than she is, given he’s 24 years older than she is and by the end of the book she’s only Which has its own set of problems right there.
It’s a middling book.
But you know, I think I’ve realized why this series wears on me; it’s quite boring to read about hyper-privileged aristocrats who are spoilt, moody, confident of their skills and power and who never interact with the This is silly, this book isn’t about Damia, it’s about Afra. But you know, I think I’ve realized why this series wears on me; it’s quite boring to read about hyper-privileged aristocrats who are spoilt, moody, confident of their skills and power and who never interact with the riff-raff.
There’s no struggle in their lives, only small flare-ups of drama between siblings.
So the only things they expend effort on are flirting, pouting, and having children. The first half of the book’s all Afra, the second half of the book’s largely Damia, the Rowan lurks around being moody and pregnant and fussy, Raven flits in and out like the high school quarterback, adored by all.
Romance novels in spaaaaaaaaace. Oct 27, Jody Ellis rated it really liked it. Words like ‘can’t’ were replaced with ‘cannot’ and the like. It was filled with curiosities and possibilities, and it was certainly entertaining. It’s logical scientific almost way of writing, meant you couldn’t get emotionally involved but you could be painfully curious in the world that exists in the future.
It’s incredibly well laced for a series of generations to pass, and the texts ties up perfectly. damiq
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It isn’t boring but because it doesn’t grab at your emotions there’s no One word? It isn’t boring but because it doesn’t grab at your emotions there’s no excitement of exhilaration either. If you haven’t read the first like me then don’t worry about this one yet.
I felt like I was missing most things to fill in the gaps and was winging a fair bit to try and piece the story together. I think if I’d read the previous text first, this one would have flowed better but that’s more my fault. The author chose not to enable readers like me and instead insists on a complete picture to really appreciate it. So I think I will certainly go back and fill the gap.
I have marked the rest as to read. I’m not sure if that will stick but they aren’t a priority. I haven’t been left dying to know what happens next. Aug 09, Jen rated it liked it Shelves: You know it is when you open the book and the inside of the cover is coated in unicorn stickers that you put there when you were eleven.
As it is, I’ve always skimmed this book more than read it from cover-to-cover.
It’s not the kind of book I read for the writing itself, it’s the book I read for the ideas of the characters. I’ve just always loved Afra and the mcxaffrey Guilty-pleasure reading. I’ve just always loved Afra and the completely romanticized and unrealistic love he has for Damia. The alien sub-plots I could do without, as they were basically only put in there to traumatize Damia. It should probably be called “Afra” too, but that’s damiia else!
I do love the problems of dealing with Talented and gifted children! Jun 07, Kathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review is for the audiobook. I have been reading McCaffrey series including The Tower and Hive since a teenager so I have read them a number of times.
Having the audiobook narration has ane excellent. Listening instead of mcxaffrey made for a refreshing telling.
Not my favorite of the Pegasus, and Tower and the Hive series but still very enjoyable and comfortable. Still loving my reread of these series! Continuing with the re-read of this series In the case of the third child Her two older siblings had this weird sibling bond and they tended to leave her out of thei So.
Her two older siblings had this weird sibling bond and they tended to leave her out of their games. So her mother had the bright idea of having another baby, except she’d been pregnant too much in too short a time, and developed gestational diabetes, and they had to pack the kids off to a different planet to live with extended family.
The first part of the book is a reverse angle story – it’s many of the events of The Rowan from the point of view of Afra, one of the supporting characters. Eventually, the title character gets older and we get more of her viewpoint. And we learn that Afra who has been her parents’ colleague since forever, changed her diapers, etc. Which is this weird mix of sane and creepy, you know? It ends with him feeling renewed and mccaffrdy to “manage a third generation of Rowan women.
I’ve always been curiously enraptured by this book, and I think I’ve xamia figured out why — because it holds back certain things I would have like answered. What does it mean that mercurial Damia didn’t shield when she was with her first lover, Amer? McCaffery isn’t going to tell us explicitly. Want to know what Damia’s birth was like?
Her first few years at Augeraie, her mccafrey Prime tower posting? Thank goodness after dwmia book of ve I’ve always been curiously enraptured by this book, and I think I’ve finally figured out why — because it holds back certain things I would have like answered.
Thank goodness after a book of very noble, lonely characters, McCaffery gives us The Chapter of Love and Quiet Moments Fishing, a single note of reflection in an otherwise very busy book spanning twenty eight years of the life of the male protagonist another question, what does Capella’s ‘methody’ ethic entail, really? There are mental powers, precociously smart and adorable kittens, and kidsand Epic True Love “a meeting of the minds” and really, are you reading this for the educational value?
I did not love this book as much as the first time I read it some 15 years ago for a two reasons: If I had read the other one some time ago, the recap might have been helpful, but because I moved straight on from the first one it was a little pointless. The relationship between Afra and Damia was just plain weird. I tried to keep damiw open mind about it, but Afra had taken care of Damia like a father in the beg I did not love this book as much as the damiaa time I mccffrey it damis 15 years ago for a two reasons: I tried to keep an open mind about it, but Afra had taken care of Damia like a father in the beginning and then they became lovers Feb 26, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: I agree with most that this book isn’t so much about Damia as it is about Afra.
The immense worldbuilding she accomplishes is incredible and lends itself so well to character development. May 04, Douglas Daima rated it it was ok. Damia by Anne McCaffey is the sequel that nobody asked for starring characters that nobody found interesting.
Then, McCaffrey annee the story, providing us with a novel full of filler. Inside those bound, Damia continues mccaffery family story begun in The Rowan. We meet several characters, follow the development of both their personal and professional lives, culminating in daamia rehashing of the original short story, “Damia. This is sorta the SF equivalent of an Epic Fantasy where you read about what every character does on making camp, day after day. What’s there is all well written, but not engaging, possessing no momentum of its own.
Mccsffrey characters themselves feel rather dull to the touch, like dough where the yeast has died off.