The Tower And The Hive

The Tower And The Hive

(The Tower and the Hive: book 5): utterly unputdownable and unmissable 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
'Keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end' -- ***** Reader review
'Truly amazing' -- ***** Reader review
'Simply awesome' -- ***** Reader review
'A great story from a great storyteller' -- ***** Reader review

The children of Damia and Afra Lyon are taking up new and demanding responsibilities - trying to discover the whereabouts of all the Hiver-occupied worlds...

For the Hivers are still a terrible threat and can bring total annihilation to both humans and their furry allies, the Mrdini, unless the remaining Hiver Queens can be prevented from further colonization.

And a startling additional problem has arisen with the Mrdini. No longer dying as drastically as they once had in their ceaseless struggle against the Hivers, they face a serious population explosion and need the help of the Medical Prime Zara Lyon...

The gripping conclusion to an epic series.

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
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