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Release Date: June, 1999
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Filled with adventure and wonder, Acorna's Peoplecontinues the enthralling saga of Acorna, the beautiful, brave, and kindhearted creature known as the Unicorn Girl."Welcome Home, Linyaari Child!"With the help of her "uncles" and the thousands of humans who love and admire her, Acorna has found her true people, the peaceful, telepathic Linyaari. But Acorna still has much to do before she can enjoy her new home. The legendary resting place of the lost Linyaari ancestors has yet to be found. And with the help of a rogue spacetrader and his feline sidekick, Acorna must strive to right an unspeakable wrong and defeat an enemy even crueler than the Khleevi. Along the way, she will at last uncover the Universe's most carefully guarded secret--the true nature of the ancient link between the Linyaari and the space-faring humans she has also come to think of as her "people."
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Posted by Anonymous on 9/2/1999
The Acorna series has grown from a curious, uninformed buy to my favorite Anne McCaffrey-collaboration series. I was instantly charmed by the young girl who they called "Acorna" in the first book, and after I had finished that book, waited for the sequel which had been promised. I soaked that one up, finding it to be even better than the first. I realized there were a few loose ends at the end of Acorna's Quest, but thought little of it. When I first saw an advertisement for Acorna's People, therefore, I literally cheered out loud!
Acorna's People did not let me down. From the beautiful cover (the first to actually get Acorna's features somewhat right, as well as the first I'd ever seen to use vanilla as the predominant color) to the wonderful typeface, and, oh, the story!
Anne McCaffrey brings out her very best in character creation skills once again, giving us Jonas Becker, a return to the grizzled space miners of the first book, and his delightful sidekick RK (Roadkill), and a deliciously horrible villain, along with a delightful cast of Liinyari to open up an entirely new direction for Acorna - once again.
I have always loved Anne's work, and, though I had not yet read her Scarborough collaboration, the Paytabe series, I am quite pleased with Elisabeth's contributions, which are admittably harder to spot than Margret Ball's in the first two novels - A tribute to their ability to work as a team. I won't say that a change of coauthors has done the series good - that wouldn't be fair to margaret, whose wonderful portrayal of Acorna on Kizdet first got me hooked on the series - but I will say a fresh writing style has opened up brand new worlds for Acorna (literally, even), and I eagerly await the next book in the series, already promised us after the next "Pegasus" novel.
Posted by Colleen on 4/16/2000
I thought Acorna's People was an excellent book. It has a good plot to it. The descriptions of the characters were very descriptive, and I thought the way she made the Linyaari so human, and yet not human, was fascinating. Acorna herself was a startling combination of human characteristics in an alien atmosphere. My favorite part of the book was definately the ending. It left you hanging, and I can't wait for the next book to come out in August so that I can read it. Anne McCaffrey is one of the best authors whose works I've read. This book certainly lives lives up to my standards of her. In my opinion, this is as good as her Pern series.