Header Picture

Header Picture

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Rowan - Anne McCaffrey

Anyone with any Talent on the entire planet of Altair heard when the Child was the only survivor of a mud slide in her mining village.    Her anguished mental screams led them to her.   Unable to narrow down exactly who her parents were, she was simple known as The Rowan, after the mining company, and was raised as a ward of the planet, who recognized she was the best Talent ever born there.

The Rowan was indeed talented, becoming a Prime – the focus telekinetic in one of the main towers that moved goods and people throughout the Nine Star League.     But she was also lonely, until the day an equally powerful Talent reached out for help from his home world, as they were invaded by aliens.     She and Jeff Raven eventually marry, and found a Talented dynasty that will dominate the Talented pool in the Nine Star league.

I’ll admit, this was another reread that didn’t quite hold up for me.   I just didn’t like how fast Rowan and Jeff were instantly in love.   (Not that I minded their relationship after that – it just seemed rather abrupt and here – I’ve solved a story problem!)    I don’t have any of the other books in the series actually in the house, so I’ll have to wait a bit to see how I still feel about the rest of the series.   ( And I can already think of one relationship in Damia that I’m potentially not going to like at all.)

No comments: