Saturday, May 9, 2009

Acorna: The Unicorn Girl by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball

First sentence:

"The space/time coordinate system they used has no relationship to Earth, our sun, the Milky Way, or any other point of reference we could use to find our way around, and in any coordinate system we use, they're so far off the edge of the chart that nobody has ever contemplated going there, even with the proton drive."


"She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny-looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers: the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors found her drifting in an escape pod amid the asteroids, adopted her, and took her to the bandit planet Kezdet, a place where no questions are asked and a girl might grow up free.

But Kezdet has its own dark secret. The prosperity of the planet is based on a hideous trade in child slave labor, administered by "The Piper" -- a mystery man with special plans for Acorna and her powers. But free little girls have a way of growing into freedom-loving women, and Acorna has special plans all her own...." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a good book introducing me to the character Acorna. I liked how Calum, Gill and Rafik learned about her powers and how Acorna and her friends made a difference on Kezdet. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Acorna's Quest.

Date read: 5/6/2009
Book #: 28
Series: Acorna, #1
Challenge: 999 Challenge, Celebrate the Author Challenge, Spring Reading Thing Challenge 2009
Genre: SF
Rating: 3*/5 = good

ISBN-10: 0061057894
ISBN-13: 9780061057892
Publisher: HarperPrism
Year: 1997
# of Pages: 400
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
LibraryThing Page

1 comment:

Kailana said...

I really need to read some Anne McCaffrey. I own several books by her but have not read any of them!