Adventures of the Unicorn Girl nr. 2: Acorna's Quest (McCaffrey, Anne)

In all the universe of literature, there is surely no creature more wondrous, no being more beautiful, and no youth more adventurous than Acorna, the Unicorn Girl. Found as an infant drifting alone in an escape pod in deep space, she was raised by three grizzled asteroid prospectors who hid her from the authorities, who wanted to cut off her "deformity" and make her "normal." Now Acorna has become a young woman. She yearns for answers to questions about her past: Who taught her the alien language she has all but forgotten? Why was she left alone in a tiny escape pod? With one of her "uncles," the gruff miner Calum, Acorna sets off on a quest to find her own kind. But even as the spaceship Acadecki sets off for unknown worlds, new developments back home are shaping Acorna's destiny. For a mysterious craft has appeared, piloted by the Linyaari, a gentle race with telepathic powers. These telepaths are roaming the galaxy spreading the alarm about the Khleev, terrible invaders devoted to torture and death. The Linyaari are also searching for a beloved infant they had given up for lost, long ago...

Udgivet af Harper Collins US 1905

Anne McCaffrey
Amerikansk forfatterinde som nu bor I Irland. Hun skrev sin første I novelle I 1953, men hun er allermest kendt for at have skabt planeten Pern hvor mange af hendes bøger forgår. Planeten er befolket af mennesker og genetisk fremavlede intelligente drager. Den første Pern bog hed "Dragonflight" og udkom I 1968. Siden er der kommet over et dusin bøger I serien, de seneste skrevet i samarbejde med sønnen Todd. Desuden har hun også skrevet "Killashandra" og "Rowan" serierne som har næsten ligeså mange fans.Anne Mc Caffrey døde d. 23. november 2011, 85 år gammel.

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