Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Time Turner Tuesday ~ Lyon's Pride

Title ~ Lyon's Pride
Author ~ Anne McCaffrey
Publisher ~ ACE/Putnam
Published ~ 16 February 1994
Genre ~ Sci-Fi/Paranormal

*Book source ~ My home library.

My Rating ~ 4 bites out of 5

Laria, Thian, Rojer and Zara continue growing, maturing and working for FT&T as the main focus is on finding the remaining Hive spheres and restricting those Hivers that had populated other worlds to those worlds. It’s during his time on the Genesee that Rojer suffers a catastrophic loss and withdraws into himself. This brings The Rowan and Afra, Rojer’s grandmother and father, to the Genesee to search of him demanding explanations. When Rojer is found and sent to Deneb to heal, Thian takes over his position. The Rowan and Thian perform what becomes known as the Genesee ploy when they steal a Hive sphere orbiting a Hive world. Everything escalates after this incident.

Once again, there is a lot going on in the Talent Universe as Laria, Thian, Rojer, Zara and everyone else works to find the Hive spheres and to find the system most compatible with the Hivers sun, so they have an idea where the Hivers are going. They need to plot the universe and identify the planets the Hivers have colonized, those they bypassed and those they abandoned. Planets that have been abandoned need to be explored to see if they can be salvaged and planets that have been colonized need to have the spheres in orbit taken out so the Hivers can’t leave and ruin other planets. The Talents are instrumental in the space fleet traveling so far away from their home worlds. Without their teleportation and telekinesis no one would have been able to survive so far from supplies and reinforcements.

After Rojer’s loss, we find out more about the Mrdini. Laria is having a hard time on Clarf only because she’s a bit lonely for a male companion. Having everyone come home for vacation was a nice scene and watching Jeff, as Earth Prime, deal with non-talented military idiots is a treat to behold. As the rest of the descendants of The Rowan and Jeff Raven grow and mature they begin finding their own mates. Exploring and protecting the universe is no small undertaking and they are going to need all of the Talent they can get if they are going to do everything they want to do. All-in-all a great epic sci-fi/fantasy, even if it is coming to an end.


  1. I have never heard of this series, and tried to figure out from your review what it is about, I am glad you loved it and saw growth in both the plot and characters, I am off to read synopsis.

    1. There's so much that goes on in this series, in each book, it's hard to sum it up. Basically, it's about psychics who use their powers for a company called FT&T. They are autonomous from any government or company. The series spans decades within one family. It's a great series if you like stuff about psychic powers combined with space travel.

  2. I remember this series and thought I read all of them, but now I'm not sure if I read this one.

    1. There's one more after this one. I'll have the review up next Tuesday. :)