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The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey
  

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The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey

The first book in the Tower and the Hive sequence The Talents were the elite of the Nine Star League. Their gifts were many and varied, ranging from the gently telepathic, to the rare and extremely valued Primes. On the Primes rested the entire economic wealth and communications systems of the civilised worlds. But Primes were scarce - only very rarely was a new one born. And now, on the planet Altair, in a small mining colony on the western mountain range, a new Prime existed, a three-year-old girl - trapped in a giant mud slide that had wiped out the rest of the Rowan mining community. Every Altarian who was even mildly talented could 'hear' the child crying for help, but no one knew where she was buried. Every resource on the planet was centred into finding 'The Rowan' - the new Prime, the first ever to be born on Altair, an exceptionally unique Prime, more talented, more powerful, more agoraphobic, more lonely, than any other Prime yet known in the Nine Star league. Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo award winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern novels, is one of science fiction's most popular authors. She lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Visit the author's website at www.annemccaffrey.net

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'One of the best McCaffrey novels to come along in years'


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About the Author

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey (1926 - 2011) was one of the world’s leading science-fiction writers, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she moved to live in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, where, as well as writing, she breed horses. She was recently awarded the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. She was the creator of the Dragons of Pern series.

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Publication date

1st October 2011

Author

Anne McCaffrey

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Author's Website

www.annemccaffrey.org/

Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Fantasy

ISBN

9780552166836

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