Title ~ Lyon's Pride
Series ~ The Tower and the Hive, #4
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
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
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.