Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Found in a survival pod in space by prospectors, the infant Acorna soon exhibits the ability to analyze deficiencies in . Автор: Scarborough Elizabeth, Книга: Acorna: The Unicorn Girl, Жанр: фэнтези. The vein of invention McCaffrey worked so effectively in her Pern series seems to have been exhausted. Collaborating again with Ball (after Partnership).

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I most certainly will not be buying any more books from this series, nor do I recommend it.

I enjoyed them, as they had dragons and I absolutely love dragons. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Son of Hafiz Harakamian by his ‘deceased’ wife Yasmin, Tapha is incompetent, perverted and stupid.

The comic dynamic of the trio of itinerant miners — Rafik, Gill, and Calum — who discover an alien unicorn girl works really well. While she is growing up, the miners discover that their ‘daughter’ has magical powers such as the ability to clean air and water, heal the sick, and detect the slightest scent. At this point the story got so incredibly technical, hard to follow and really just unbelievable that I stopped reading before finding out how they fixed it.

Sadly, this book is just Oct 03, Joann Buchanan rated it it was amazing.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. McCaffrey but be content that at least I DID find her, and look forward to reading all of her books that I have missed until now.

A suprisingly futuristic take on fantasy elements, this series is a fantastic read. Thus, the miners and their adopted daughter travel to Laboue, a planet known for its discretion and secrecy in such matters, taking with them the beacon exchanged with that of the dead ship. While Gill pretends to be Rafik’s business partner, an unbeliever, Acorna and Calum are represented as Rafik’s wives, swathed in the hijab, voluminous white robes that make an excellent disguise.

Books by Anne McCaffrey. The lifepod is transported by the compression event to an asteroid belt which is being mined by Declan “Gill” Giloglie the Third, Rafik Nadezda and Calum Baird in their ship, the Khedive.


The story opens with Acorna’s parents’ spaceship being chased by the Khleeviiinsect-like creatures who have preyed on the Linyaari race for some time. It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms.

Acorna is still not showing up personally. I should have listened to the cover’s warning. She wants to capture Acorna to sell her horn to the Piper and her body to Tapha Harakamian in his disguise as Farkis Hamisen. Dr Forelle has already rescinded the order for surgery.

I have to admit that as much as I love her writing style, I found this book wasn’t so much about the girl as it was about child slavery and the men who found the girl.

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Acorna: The Unicorn Girl (Acorna #1) by Anne McCaffrey

This one was silly good fun. Born to the fictional alien firl, the LinyaariAcorna is the beautiful heroine of the series. It did begin to feel a little bit Mary-Sueish, with Acorna the stunningly beautiful unicorn girl with magical acorns powers rescuing the dirty children in rags, who of course immediately love her, from the soulless slavers. Sep 21, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: She almost succeeds in having Acorna’s horn removed as a ‘deformity’ before Judit helps the miners rescue the child.

Wonderfully written and interesting! It’s like ridiculous sci-fi candy.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The Khedive’s crew escape from Amalgamated, only to find that their ship is being claimed by the corporation as stolen. I am already into the next book and I see the plot continues with other people. Gentle, intelligent, compassionate and charismatic, she has an inherent sense of justice that makes her the champion of the disenfranchised. This is the part where I would usually complain about the relationships, but there’s not much to complain about.

I borrowed this from the library uniclrn the premise, frankly, is hilarious. This decision probably saves Acorna from a fate worse than death.


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The writer does pull away from the story a bit by backtracking to see who we are following now. The other characters somewhat stereotyped are lightly detailed, and do not have any nuances.

Multilinguial and well-educated, Li inherited his family fortune and is head of the Li Consortium. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a movie based on the Pern books scheduled to come out sometime in the next few years. My biggest acodna with the story is that it fails on the tone level, varying the tone wildly, and that tone often being at odds with the events that are occurring in the story.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Anne McCaffrey and her collaborators have created both human and alien actors who illustrate the best and worst of social interactions. She has a plump face, cold eyes, soft, silky, curly hair, has her toenails painted and wears beautiful clothes.

Although she asks for “Avi”, which the miners realise must mean her mother, later also stating that “Lalli” was on board the spaceship from which her lifepod was ejected, her foster fathers do not realise the extent of her language development and allow her to lose her earlier vocabulary. Many of the characters introduced in this novel recur in subsequent books, particularly the members of Acorna’s adopted family. However, he has reckoned without his host and Acorna, accompanying the fleet of skimmers and medics collecting the bond-slaves.

So glad I decided to start reading this series in order this time!

Physically smallest of the three miners, Calum first meets Hafiz Harakamian disguised as Rafik’s unicorrn senior wife, covered from head to toe in a synthsilk white hajib.

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