Compelling Sequel 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.