Abandoned in space as a baby, rescued and raised by gruff human asteroid miners, Acorna is at last among her own. The beautiful healing horn in the center of her forehead and the funny feet and hands that once set her apart now make her one with the telepathic Linyaari, who live on a lush agrarian planet where they pursue their peaceful dreams. Acorna's people welcome her with a lavish costume balland an already-chosen mate! But Acorna still has much to do before she can enjoy the home she is offered. The legendary resting place of the lost Linyaari ancestors has yet to be found. With the help of the rogue spacetrader Becker and his cat, RK (RoadKill), Acorna must strive to right an unspeakable wrong and defeat an enemy. In the search, Acorna and her new friends rescue another survivor, also given up for lost. Most importantly, though, Acorna at last uncovers the Universe's most carefully guarded secret - the true nature of the ancient link between the hoofed, telepathic Linyaari and the space-faring humans she has come to think of as her people as well.
Udgivet af Harper Collins Publishers U.K. 1905
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.