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Damia by Anne McCaffrey

Damia (original 1991; edition 1993)

by Anne McCaffrey

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Authors:Anne McCaffrey
Info:Ace (1993), Paperback, 352 pages
Collections:Your library, SciFi Fantasy

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Damia by Anne McCaffrey (1991)


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This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com by express permission of this reviewer Title: Damia Series: The Tower and the Hive Author: Anne McCaffrey Rating: 3 of 5 Stars Genre: SFF Pages: 391 Synopsis: The Rowan and Jeff are pushing out babies left and right. Afra, a T4 who was in love with the Rowan, translates his feelings into protecting their children. And is the target of the 3rd child's seduction, Damia. Then Damia grows up and they get it on. And lots of adventures happen inbetween all that. My Thoughts: First, this book is as much about Afra as it is about Damia. It is simply a very long, drawn out romance with some science-fiction and action elements thrown in. Still pretty enjoyable however. My main quibble was with the attempted seduction by Damia of Afra when she was still a teenager. One, it was silly [Oh Afra, won't you rub suntan lotion on me? Oops, you missed a spot, right down here] and Two, it was disturbing. The sexualization of minors is not something I find acceptable or want to read about. Overall, a good light adventure romp. Oh, I HATE the new covers. They are definitely aimed at the teen female crowd. I'm just glad I read this back when it came out so I could read it again. With the original cover. " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This book is told through the POV of the man who babysits, befriends and eventually has babies with Damia, the Rowan's psychic daughter. Boring as only McCaffrey can manage. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Damia Gwyn-Raven is the third child of Jeff Raven and The Rowan. Unlike her older brother and sister, Damia is a handful. When The Rowan is pregnant for a fourth time and the pregnancy is not going well and after several shenangians by Damia it is decided that raising Damia on Callisto Station is not a good idea, so she, Jeran and Cera go to live with their paternal grandmother, Isthia, on Deneb VIII. There Damia thrives and grows into a young woman. After a lot of training she takes over as Aurigae Prime and lives a lonely life until she senses a brilliant mind light years away. Will Soran be the one to ease her loneliness?

This book starts out with Afra Lyon, his childhood and how he came to work in Callisto Tower as the Second in Charge to The Rowan giving us excellent insight into his life. While I truly enjoyed this book, Damia is not one of my favorite characters until the end. I found her to be self-centered, selfish and really not very likeable. It takes a terrible tragedy to finally mature her even though she should have matured years before. The ending is a nice surprise and leaves plenty of fodder for the next book in the series. My reread was every bit as enjoyable this go ‘round even though it’s been about 20 years since I read it.

*Book source ~ My home library. ( )
  AVoraciousReader | Jul 2, 2013 |
From when she was very young Damia had a lot of power. So much that it became almost essential that she leave home to live with her grandmother and discover how to control her powers. She comes into contact with aliens and discovers treachery, but there's also love.

I do have some problems with father figures or almost father figures becoming romantic figures, it's an almost deal-breaker, particularly when he uses a post-hypnotic suggestion, implanted when she was very young to send her to sleep when she's an adult "for her own good".

Not my favourite of hers, not a bad story overall, but more joined short stories than an actual full novel. ( )
1 vote wyvernfriend | Apr 30, 2012 |
Its been a long time since I read d this, but I enjoyed it at the time. The cover is somewhat unfortunate, its a better book than it appears. ( )
  Karlstar | Jan 28, 2012 |
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The Rowan was one of the greatest telepaths ever born, treasured by the people she saved from alien invasion - and loved by a young man who never hoped to win her heart. IN spit of his feelings, Afra remained loyal to he Rowan. He stayed by her side and helped her to raise her Talented daughter, Damia ....
Now, years later, Damia is a full-grown Talent of great power. Terrible alien voices echo within her mind. And a wondrous new feeling for Afra is growing within her heart.

In a universe under siege, only one thing can defeat the power of fear: The power of love.


From birth through her coming of age, to first contact with the Mridani, follow the story of Damia, strong, talented from birth, ignored by her mind-bonded siblings Jeran & Cera.

Watch her horror as she nearly destroys a lesser Talent losing her virginity... and her wonder as her blossoming love centers on .....

Meanwhile, there is yet more beetle metal and several alien contacts - but or they friend or foe and how can she tell the difference? And can she determine the difference in time to save her worlds?
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As willful as her mother, The Rowan, ever was, and possessing unimaginable powers, Damia defies her family's attempts to tame and train her--only to bond with Afra Lyon, a Talent who serves The Rowan, and who becomes the object of her affection.

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Afra has submerged his romantic feelings for the great telepath, Rowan, and has even dedicated his life to helping raise her family, but trouble brews for Afra when Rowan's talented daughter, Damia, begins to fall for him.

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