Lyon’s Pride (Tower and the Hive #4)

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Title: Lyon’s Pride

Series: Tower and the Hive #4

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Rating: 1 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 336

 

 

Synopsis:

The war against the insects continues and the Talents continue their spread.

 

My Thoughts:

Due to the inclusion and normalization of homosexuality, I will not be finishing this series.

With that being said, I also think I’m done with McCaffrey. I know she won’t be writing any more, obviously, but I’m tired of finding landmines like this and having to deal with it. I’ve read what I’ve wanted to of hers and now I’m done.

 

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Damia’s Children (Tower and the Hive #3)

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Title: Damia’s Children

Series: Tower and the Hive

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 300

 

Synopsis:

Following the exploits of Damia’s Children as they come of age and deal with the Hive threat in their time.

 

My Thoughts:

This was more 4 short stories than 1 novel. However, that worked out ok as you only had to stay with one character so long, which is a blessing if you happen to hate a particular child.

The Hive have lost their homeworld and there is a vocal minority among humanity clamoring for “peace and understanding” even while having no clue about the viciousness of the Hive. To be honest, the child associated with this part of the story drove me up the wall and almost made me put this book down. I can’t stand when “feelings” trump sound, solid thinking.

The other three stories were quite enjoyable. One was about the eldest girl going to the Mridini homeworld to further cement the alliance between Mridini and Humanity. The next 2 were about the 2 boys going to military vessels and using their Talent. The final story dealt with another daughter who was just coming into her teen years and all that that entails.

Overall, this was a good solid story by McCaffrey. Hoping this keeps up with the next 2 books.

Oh, yeah, the cover. This cover is SO aimed at the teen girl crowd. I wouldn’t have read it based on that alone. However, based on the original cover (picture below), I would definitely be reading this. Marketing is scary!

 

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Damia (The Tower and the Hive #2)

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Title: Damia

Series: The Tower and the Hive #2

Author: Anne McCaffrey

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 391

 

Synopsis:

The Rowan and Jeff are pushing out babies left and right. Afra, a T4 who was in love with the Rowan, translates his feelings into protecting their children. And is the target of the 3rd child’s seduction, Damia.

Then Damia grows up and they get it on. And lots of adventures happen inbetween all that.

 

My Thoughts:

First, this book is as much about Afra as it is about Damia. It is simply a very long, drawn out romance with some science-fiction and action elements thrown in. Still pretty enjoyable however.

My main quibble was with the attempted seduction by Damia of Afra when she was still a teenager. One, it was silly [Oh Afra, won’t you rub suntan lotion on me? Oops, you missed a spot, right down here] and Two, it was disturbing. The sexualization of minors is not something I find acceptable or want to read about.

Overall, a good light adventure romp.

Oh, I HATE the new covers. They are definitely aimed at the teen female crowd. I’m just glad I read this back when it came out so I could read it again. With the original cover.

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