Damia's Children

Damia's Children

(The Tower and the Hive: book 3): an engrossing, entrancing and epic fantasy from one of the most influential fantasy and SF novelists of her generation


Let Anne McCaffrey, storyteller extraordinare and New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author, open your mind to new worlds and new concepts: alien nations, psychic powers, telepathy and planetary systems. Perfect for fans of David Eddings, Brandon Sanderson and Douglas Adams.

'Anne McCaffrey, one of the queens of science fiction, knows exactly how to give her public what it wants' -- THE TIMES

'Gripping! Great story, brilliantly written, ready for the next instalment' -- ***** Reader review
'Loved each and every word' -- ***** Reader review
'Awesome' -- ***** Reader review
'Read multiple times - always amazing' -- ***** Reader review
Damia and Afra-Raven-Lyon have reared their children in a brilliant and unorthodox way. All their young have been 'paired' when six months old with the furry, one-eyed Mrdinis, the only other sentient beings in the Alliance, who can communicate with humans by their 'dream messages'. Together, Man and Mrdini work to create prosperous worlds and guard against the terrible threat of the annihilating Hivers.

And now, in the deeps of Space, Mrdini scouts have crossed the path of three Hive ships -- ships that are giant hulks of cell units, bearing the queens and workers out into space, to breed and multiply and destroy wherever they find a viable planet.

It is the four elder children of Damia -- Laria, Thian, Rojer and Zara -- all uniquely talented in their various ways, who will play their part, helped by their life-long Dini friends, in the conquering and investigation of the Alien threat of the Hivers.

About the author

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Literary Achievement Award. She was deeply honoured to have been made a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 2005, and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2006. Born and raised in the US and of Irish extraction, she moved to Ireland in 1970 where she lived in the ‘Garden of Ireland’, County Wicklow, until her death in 2011 at the age of eighty-five. She is the creator of the Dragonriders of Pern® series. Her website is www.pernhome.com.
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