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Damia's Children (A Tower and Hive Novel) (edició 1994)

de Anne McCaffrey (Autor)

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They inherited their mother's legendary powers of telepathy. But Damia's children will need more than psionic Talent to face the enemy's children--an alien race more insect than human...
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Títol:Damia's Children (A Tower and Hive Novel)
Autors:Anne McCaffrey (Autor)
Informació:Ace (1994), 336 pages
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Anne McCaffrey is one of my all time favorite sc-fi/fantasy authors. Her 'The Tower and the Hive" series is among my favorite series of all time. The characters are engaging and the story grabs me right about and keeps me interested until the very end. I do feel that story gets a weak towards the middle but it picks up at the end. I enjoyed this novel as a way to see where this family is headed in this series more than I enjoyed the story itself. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
They inherited their mother's legendary powers of telepathy. But Damia's children will need more than psionic Talent to face the enemy's children--an alien race more insect than human... ( )
  Gmomaj | Aug 28, 2020 |
A really quick read, and it may be the nostalgia speaking (...AGAIN), but I loved it. The viewpoint jumps between a number of young characters, and I think it's silly and fun. ( )
  bookbrig | Aug 5, 2020 |
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I was happy with Damia's Children, but I feel like with every book further in this series, I stray further from the greatness that was the series opening. This book takes place about fifteen years after the ending to Damia, as her children start to grow up and move away from home and become working members of FT&T and Primes in their own right.

Damia's Children is much more fractured than the previous two books. It focuses on several of Damia's children as they grow up and spread out to their different jobs and different roles.

Yet there is also a huge focus on the alien race we encountered at the end of the previous book. The Dini have been paired with Damia's children. They have formed connections, they know each other deeply. This connection is really weird but really cute, as well. And through their connection with the Dini, the lives of Damia's children take root.

One of their children, Laria, goes to the Dini Homeworld. She is there to operate their Tower as well as be a sort of ambassador and translator and cultural liaison. Another of their children, Thian, is dispatched to the space fleet tracking down the Hive motherworld which attacked Deneb. He goes as a civilian consultant, to help smooth over miscommunication between the Human and Dini fleets. Rojer eventually joins Thian with the fleet. And Zara, (who doesn't have much of a plot in this book, really), takes a different path.

There is another interesting social, moral, and ethical dilemma that is presented in Damia's Children that I quite like to explore the depths of. There is a giant focus to track down the Hive homeworld, but the question is what are they going to do when they get there. The Dini, who have been attacked for centuries by the Hive, are all set on wiping out the Hive, "for the good of all". The humans, being human, are wondering about the ethics and morality of this argument. And if they aren't going to wipe out the Hive, what are they going to do?

The writing.. it isn't that the writing is bad or anything. Yeah it's slow, but being fast isn't the point of these books. It is just that the end sucks. All three of the "endings" for this book, because there are three kids that are the primary focus of the book. Their story goes until it can go no further and just cuts off and moves to the next book.

The ending just isn't an ending. The first book was billed on this being a trilogy. Only, this isn't a trilogy. It is like the third book in the trilogy got too long and got split up into three books. The book just arbitrarily cuts off when it got too long. Nothing is solved, there is no climax. The story just kept going on and on until it couldn't any longer.

This doesn't bode well. ( )
  keikii | Jan 23, 2020 |
This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com & Bookstooge's Reviews on the Road Facebook Group by Bookstooge's Exalted Permission. Title: Damia's Children Series: Tower and the Hive Author: Anne McCaffrey Rating: 3 of 5 Stars Genre: SFF Pages: 300 Synopsis: Following the exploits of Damia's Children as they come of age and deal with the Hive threat in their time. My Thoughts: This was more 4 short stories than 1 novel. However, that worked out ok as you only had to stay with one character so long, which is a blessing if you happen to hate a particular child. The Hive have lost their homeworld and there is a vocal minority among humanity clamoring for "peace and understanding" even while having no clue about the viciousness of the Hive. To be honest, the child associated with this part of the story drove me up the wall and almost made me put this book down. I can't stand when "feelings" trump sound, solid thinking. The other three stories were quite enjoyable. One was about the eldest girl going to the Mridini homeworld to further cement the alliance between Mridini and Humanity. The next 2 were about the 2 boys going to military vessels and using their Talent. The final story dealt with another daughter who was just coming into her teen years and all that that entails. Overall, this was a good solid story by McCaffrey. Hoping this keeps up with the next 2 books. Oh, yeah, the cover. This cover is SO aimed at the teen girl crowd. I wouldn't have read it based on that alone. However, based on the original cover (picture below), I would definitely be reading this. Marketing is scary! " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
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