Anne McCaffrey, a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner, was one of the world's most beloved and bestselling science fiction and fantasy writers. She is known for her hugely successful Dragonriders of Pern books, as well as the fantasy series that she cowrote with Elizabeth A. Scarborough that began with Acorna: The Unicorn Girl. Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the author of Channeling Cleopatra and the Nebula Award-winning The Healer's War, as well as more than twenty science fiction and fantasy novels. She lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.
This finale to the six-book "Acorna" saga will please fans of the series as it neatly wraps up all of the different challenges that our unicorn-horned heroine has faced-and introduces some new ones. Picking up where Acorna's Rebels left her, Acorna saves her long-lost (and oddly acting) mate, fends off threats from the insect-like Khleevi, recovers some special gemstones useful in terraforming, and minds the Ancestors' timestream machines. There are a couple of big battles, and action ranges all over space. Anna Fields is a fine narrator, but her talents and smooth voice are better suited to stories with smaller casts of characters; also, it is important to note that listeners unfamiliar with the series will be hopelessly confused, making this only for libraries where "Acorna" is popular.-Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Hartford Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.