Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Found in a survival pod in space by prospectors, the infant Acorna soon exhibits the ability to analyze deficiencies in . Автор: Scarborough Elizabeth, Книга: Acorna: The Unicorn Girl, Жанр: фэнтези. The vein of invention McCaffrey worked so effectively in her Pern series seems to have been exhausted. Collaborating again with Ball (after Partnership).

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Third Watch The Acorna Series. Not only have her books sold into the millions and continue to be in print decades after their initial release, but some of her stories have even been made into computer games.

Thus, the miners and their adopted daughter travel to Laboue, a planet known for its discretion and unicon in such matters, taking with them the beacon exchanged with that of the dead ship.

So the books sat on my shelves. While the mystery of Acorna the unicorn girl was the center of the book. They discover she has some special abilities. Controller of a gang of bonded child labourers effectively slaves at the Anyag coal mine on Kezdet. The miners are horrified by Glatt’s denial of Acorna’s alien status and insistence that their ward is a retarded, deformed human in need of specialised care, with a unicodn future as a menial worker in a sheltered workshop.

The story was very good, though, so no regrets reading it. His appearance is variously described as large, uniclrn and straightforward in manner.

Oct 16, Gina rated it it was ok. I still liked the book and can’t wait to see what happens in the series. Judit takes custody of the anaethetised Acorna from the surgical team and the miners pretend to hold her hostage as they return to the Khedive. No trivia or quizzes yet. Now they are out on display so I can’t resist. But free little girls have a way of growing into freedom-loving young women, and Acorna has special plans all her own. His assistant, Judit Kendoro, has sympathy for the child, but feels powerless to prevent the scientific investigations proposed.


He plans to resolve this problem by killing Rafik and sends Ioannis Georghios to entice the miners into a trap, but they are suspicious and elect to go to Greifen to mine iron ore instead. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Child Labour League suspects that many of the mangled children’s bodies found are his personal victims. I think part of the problem is that it’s a little too heavy on the science stuff in the first chapters for my taste. Well told story, dark but hopeful. Meanwhile, having completed the questionnaires and ancillary paperwork, the miners seek out Glatt in order to have Acorna returned to them.

Li’s subsequent negotiations with the Piper, Baron Manjari, remove all official constraints to the Moon Base and ‘Manjari Shipping would subsidise the lunar colony by providing free transport for all materials brought to the moon and all minerals mined there in the next five years’ in exchange for their silence about the Piper’s identity. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

A nice, light read. He is the driver who transports Hafiz, on arriving in Celtelan on Kezdet, to the Li mansion. Glatt makes assumptions about Acorna, based on her assessment of human children, concluding that Acorna has deformities, arrested development and mental deficiencies. Tapha then makes unsuccessful attempts to assassinate Rafiz until his demise at the hands of Des Smirnoff when he tried to kill Rafiz with a tungsten bomb, a weapon of mass destruction.

The plot is really good and, overall, the book was an enjoyable read; but, if I’m being honest, it wasn’t very well-written and the execution of the story was fairly shoddy. From her initial adoption, to her arrival at base, and on into the reactions of others as they meet this strange girl.

Acorna: The Unicorn Girl (Acorna #1) by Anne McCaffrey

Pages to import images to Wikidata. Realising, too late, that she has brought no grl, Acorna is handed over to the Guardians of the Peace and insists that they take Chiura with them to Delszaki Li, who Acorna claims as her guardian.

That is somewhat how Acorna starts — with uniccorn foundling with a horn, adopted by three metal prospectors who hunt for ore on asteroids and such. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. In grade 11, I finally read it, sort of as a joke, and it turned out to actually be pretty good, when it comes to s I found this book in my school library when I started grade 9, and I thought it sounded like the absolute glrl ridiculous book in the history of the world!


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Li has the mineral rights to Kezdet’s moons and wants the miners to set up lunar mining operations. But I assume they did, becasue there is apparently another series entirely acirna follows thier children and it is somewhat difficult to have kids if you are stuck in some sort of time vortex He wants to experiment on Acorna and write academic papers about her.

But being a store that wanted to keep their merchandise moving, they actually quoted me a price for the whole collec It is no secret that Anne McCaffrey has been unucorn of my favorite authors of all time. Much of it feels like ‘s fluff SF which is okaybut unfortunately brings much of the pasts’s sexism, racism, and other -isms. There is some romance, but mostly implied. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

I mean, she’s a unicorn AND a beautiful genius girl who could give Mother Theresa some sainthood competition. At any rate, I expected this book to be bad, but it was surprising in acornw way that it was bad.

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This one was silly good fun. Born into the ‘Acultanias, descended from the First Families of Kezdet’ and unhappily married to Commodore Manjari, the baroness consoles herself with food. The younger Kendoro sister, Mercy ‘has an advanced degree in linear systems optimisation theory’. Open Preview See a Problem?

This book grabbed me and sucked me in right from the get-go.