Crystal Singer - Crystal Singer, Bk 1 Author:Anne Mccaffrey Her name was Killashandra Ree; and after ten grueling years of musical training, she was young, beautiful -- and still without prospects. — Then she heard of the mysterious Heptite Guild on the planet Ballybran, where the fabled Black Crystal was found. — For those who qualified, the Guild was said to provide careers, security, and the chance for ... more »wealth beyond imagining. The problem was, few people who landed on Ballybran ever left.
To Killashandra the risks were acceptable...« less
Killashandra's a failed opera hopeful, her skills, training, and personality make her perfectly suited to become a Crystal Singer. This book details her process of getting to be a Crystal Singer as well as her first assignment. Good story! Killa's character grows quite a lot during this book and the background for the story is fascinating!
For whatever reason, I've always had trouble putting these books down when I read them. I always want to know what's going to happen next RIGHT NOW rather than tomorrow.
The first in one of my favorite series by Anne McCaffrey. It was a little slow to start, but soon picked up and became an exciting read.
The lead, Killashandra, is a dynamic character who grows with the story.
Anne McCaffrey created an interesting world that I would like to dive right into. Her details and descriptions make the setting and characters feel real.
Great series for lovers of science fiction.
A young girl not quite good enough to achieve her first dream is offered another challenge, one that leads her into a place that needs her more than she imagined anything could. An all-consuming planet for which she's absolutely perfect.
At the peak of her writing, Anne McCaffrey delivers the best series of her career. If you've only read the Dragonriders, you've missed her best in this one.