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“Deluge” by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Monday, May 30, 2011 - Book Reading
“Deluge” by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Back of the Book:

InterGal Corporation has long desired to exploit the resource-rich Petaybee. But the planet and its guardians, led by Yana Maddock and Sean Shongili, along with their twin children, Ronan and Murel, have successfully thwarted every attempt by the Corporation to impose its iron-fisted dominion. Until now. With a bold move, InterGal’s military arm has dispatched an invading force to subdue the planet once and for all.

While their parents work to foil the assault, Ronan and Murel are captured and sent to a desolate prison world where an old enemy, Dr. Mabo, waits to continue her cruel experiments on the shape-changing siblings. The twins’ only hope of escape lies in the uncharted seas of the prison planet. But in the murky depths, something else is waiting. . . .

From Publishers Weekly:

Precocious twin selkies Ronan and Muriel set out for their heroic third mission (after 2007’s Maelstrom): rescuing an old friend who’s been wrongfully imprisoned. Petaybee has been invaded by troops intending to arrest the twins’ parents and others for aiding Marmion de Revers Algemeine’s evacuation of the endangered inhabitants of Kanaka. Marmion herself is languishing in the Gwinnet Incarceration Colony. Ronan and Muriel dodge the soldiers and hitch a ride with space-faring deep-sea otters to reach Versailles Station, Marmion’s home base, where they hope to beg influential Federation friends for help. Instead they wind up incarcerated with other youngsters at Gwinnet’s Camp Neverland and cruelly tortured until their special skills and friends (including Zuzu, a telepathic cat) help them survive a tsunami and volcanic eruption and complete their mission. This concluding volume of the twins’ trilogy will primarily appeal to young, animal-loving SF fans. (Mar.)
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"Deluge" by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

"Deluge" by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

 

Pages: 389

Published: 2008-03-10

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=3.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book is some of the situations that the characters are placed in. I’m reading sci-fi/fantasy so I’m not necessarily looking for total realism, but too much just falls into place for it to be believable. It was more like they were trying to quickly tie up all the loose ends that they’ve left hanging about.

The very best thing about this book is the fact that the story has ended and hopefully the authors won’t try to extend it to another trilogy. :-/

Challenges:

This book will be placed under the 42 Challenge 2011, the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, and the 2011 Futuristic/Sci-Fi Reading Challenge.

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  • Fredrick

    Anne is the person that got me to write. I met her the first time at a small covtennion call RovaCon in Salem Va at one of her many writers workshops. She was nice enough to look at some of my work and tell me if I didnt finish the stories and have them publish it would be a waste. I listend and did. I and most of the worl will miss the smile and hours of rapt attention this lady gave each of us.This one is for you my dear friend and mentor.DREAM TIMEIn a dream time of long past.I remember a world of beauty.Crystal blue oceans.Blue skies laced with streamers of purplish clouds.Sandy beaches of golden grains.Rock piled high like castles in the land of the fae.Creatures playing games, laughter skipping across cool waters like flat stones.No anger, no pain. Just joy as the people dances under the fall of pink rain.No person wanted.No person cried.Children danced under that pristine sky.Knowledge was gifted.Differences embraced.Then I knew that soon I would have to leave this place.I felt no sadness.I felt no tears.For in this knowledge I need not fear.I created this wondrous world.A place to which I could escape.A world without sadness.A world filled with grace.So during my long labored days.I think of my hearts home.I smile to myself as I sing a soft voiced song.I see the confused looks of those I am with.They wonder at what I find this mirth.For never have they seen me pained or depressed.For my world awaits me when its time for me to rest.I offer you my world.I wish your presence there.Use it if you will.And escape for a little while.But remember one thing.The words others have spoke.It is but a dream sir.So there is no hope. But I smile and thank them.Leaving them to guess.And in the night when I close my eyes.Between waking and sleep.I travel to that world I made.And I sleep in blissful peace.

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