Crystal Singer Author:Anne McCaffrey Killashandra stared at her usually dignified and imperturbable former music teacher and thought that he had to be acting. His speech was so...so extravagant. — "What lies has he been feeding you about crystal singing? What glamorous tales has he used to lure you there? Did he tell you about...the mach storms?" — Killashandra nodded. — "The storms t... more »hat scramble the brain and reduce a mind to a vegetable existence? Did he also tell you that once you start cutting crystal, you can never stop? And that staying too long away from Ballybran produces disastrous convulsions?"
"I know that."
"Do you also know," Valdi rocked back on his heels, "that something in the water of Ballybran, in its very soil, in those crystals affects your mind? That you don't re-mem-ber?"
"That," Killashandra replied, "could be a distinct advantage."« less