Series ~ The Talents, #3
Author ~ Anne McCaffrey
Publisher ~ Del Rey Books
Published ~ 31 May 2000
Genre ~ Sci-Fi/Fantasy
My Rating ~ 5 bites out of 5
Padrugoi Space Station is complete and now attention has been turned to building Moon Base and Mars Base. Little do Peter Reidinger and Johnny Greene know they will be instrumental in making that happen at a much faster pace than anticipated.
In the meantime, an orphaned five-year-old girl named Amariyah, is found after the floods in
When it’s discovered she has a lot of as-yet-unknown Talent she is brought back
to the Center and raised by Dorotea. There are sinister machinations going on
and Peter is in danger when he turns 18 and takes up his official duties for
the Center up on Padrugoi. After an accident involving Peter on his 19th
birthday the true scope of Amariyah’s Talent becomes known and it’s a doozy.
And when Johnny tricks Peter into teleporting a small package from Bangladesh
to Moon Base, after getting over his shock, Peter slowly begins to realize he
truly can reach for the stars. Australia
Even though this is the 3rd book in the Talents series it was the last to be written after the Tower and Hive series was complete. In my opinion, it makes a better bridge between the two series than Pegasus in Flight and I’m glad it was added since Peter’s story is as fascinating as it is heartwarming.
There is a lot going on in this book, but most of it revolves around Peter. Since Peter is the catalyst for all of the books that follow, it’s only right that we learn the history of how FT&T (Federated Telepath and Teleport) comes about. FT&T features heavily in the Tower and Hive series.
Once again the story flows smoothly and the plot proceeds quickly. My favorite characters are back, some with much larger roles and we pick up Amariyah as well as a few more. The story still fascinates me and makes me wonder how much faster we would be exploring space if we had people with Talents such as these. The mind boggles at the wonder of it all.
I’m looking forward to picking up The Rowan to continue with the series. As I’ve said before, it’s been a long time since I’ve read this series and I’m really enjoying my immersion back into the world of the Talents.
*Book source ~ My home library.