LYON'S PRIDE by Anne McCaffrey


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Fourth in the series (Damia's Children, etc.) of far-future, galactic empire yams in which the descendants of The Rowan -- blessed with telepathic and teleportational abilities -- carry on the usual multigenerational family activities while cooperating to investigate the threat posed by the Hivers, incomprehensible, expansionist, insect-like aliens utterly hostile to non-Hirer life forms. This entry is imaginative enough, with fairly involving family doings; the grandchildren Rojer, Thian, Clancy, Flavia, and so on, help to drive the Hivers back; the captive Hiver queen, meanwhile, ignores all attempts at contact. The main drawback is in telling the characters apart; even keeping their names straight is a headache.

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1994
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Ace/Putnam