Of all the Rowan's children, Damia was the most brilliant, the most difficult, the loneliest, and the one who had inherited the greatest Talent. It was obvious from childhood that she was going to be a Prime, with all the honours, burdens and strains of that elite class. Her one friend was Afra - older, wiser, Talented in his own way, but 'belonging' almost exclusively to the Rowan and the workings of Callisto Station. As Damia grew up, her Talent became almost too strong to control, and the solution was separation - from ...
Of all the Rowan's children, Damia was the most brilliant, the most difficult, the loneliest, and the one who had inherited the greatest Talent. It was obvious from childhood that she was going to be a Prime, with all the honours, burdens and strains of that elite class. Her one friend was Afra - older, wiser, Talented in his own way, but 'belonging' almost exclusively to the Rowan and the workings of Callisto Station. As Damia grew up, her Talent became almost too strong to control, and the solution was separation - from her parents, from Callisto, from her beloved Afra. Sent to the distant planet of Deneb, to her strange and gifted grandmother, Damia began the training necessary to turn her into a Prime of extraordinary gifts - a Prime who could contact the minds of approaching aliens through space, some of whom threatened to totally destroy the worlds of the Nine Star League.
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A youngster who spent much time alone yet became the focal point of destroying an alien that tried to take over. She became a strong mother figure even while running a tower and aiding her Mother, and others, to secure their part of the universe. A good read
May 14, 2008
Damia is the Rowan's most difficult child, because Damia is the one who took after her mother. Ouch. Against the backdrop of a widely spread galactic civilization, McCaffrey illustrates how loneliness can be inherited. People do foolish, destructive things if they think it might free them of that particular burden. Damia grows up, and she is very likely more powerful a telepath than either of her parents. She is given enormous responsibility at an extremely young age due to the increasing demands of the ever expanding colonies and the need to utilize every prime-rated telepath available. Between this highly volatile situation and Damia's intense need for love, the stage is set for action and dramatic conflict of a high order. I really enjoyed this book, with its high emotional stakes as well as a truly frightening antagonist.
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