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Crystal Line (Crystal, Vol. 3) (original 1992; edition 1992)

by Anne McCaffrey (Author)

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When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life ... and gradual loss of memory. What she hadn't counted on was the loneliness she felt when her heart still remembered what her mind had forgotten. Fortunately, someone still cared enough to try to salvage what was left of Killashandra's mind. But she would have to learn to open herself--to another person, and to all her unpleasant memories. Killashandra and Lars Dahl, her new-found love from the previous novel, face new challenges for the Heptite Guild. But their relationship is threatened by forces behind the scenes. Is Lars working for or against Killashandra?… (more)
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Title:Crystal Line (Crystal, Vol. 3)
Authors:Anne McCaffrey (Author)
Info:Del Rey (1992), Edition: 1st, 294 pages
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Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey (1992)

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    Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey (Cymro17)
    Cymro17: An enjoyable read, all the books in this series.
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When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life . . . and gradual loss of memory. What she hadn’t counted on was the loneliness she felt when her heart still remembered what her mind had forgotten. Fortunately, someone still cared enough to try to salvage what was left of Killashandra’s mind. But she would have to learn to open herself—to another person, and to all her unpleasant memories. ( )
  Gmomaj | Nov 1, 2019 |
Eh, this one didn't really hold together for me. Mostly it's just a lot of Killashandra being awful to everyone. ( )
  haloedrain | Aug 3, 2019 |
This was a fine ending to an otherwise great series. Killashandra goes through a sort of life crisis about how old she’s getting and how many memories she’s forgotten, and when her life in the guild starts to change, so goes through a full-out breakdown and cuts herself off from everyone she loves and cares about and only focuses on cutting crystal. There’s a brief side story regarding a new kind of substance found on a planet people have just started to explore, and while it comes full circle in the end, it didn’t add very much to the story overall.

I wish this story could have taken place in the middle book, because what this series has are two great books at the beginning and a mediocre book at the end that definitely wraps up loose ends and resolves the story overall, but it was much less interesting than the others because it was a purely internal conflict for Killashandra; it would have been much more interesting to have that breakthrough earlier in the series and then have something thrilling and exciting to end it with, but that’s just me.

Overall, it’s a fine ending. I don’t think you necessarily need it to finish the series, to be honest. But, I’m a completionist, so I truly understand if anyone hates the idea of not reading this last book. Just be prepared for mediocrity. It’s not terrible, but it’s a letdown from the rest of the series. I’m looking forward to moving on and starting another McCaffrey series, though!

Also posted on Purple People Readers. ( )
  sedelia | Jul 18, 2017 |
This is a poor followup, and is only on my DIK shelf because the other two are there and I feel compelled to keep the set together. ( )
  MoriahJovan | Sep 23, 2013 |
Not my favorite series but seems like a solid member of it (in contrast with later Pern, some of which I wanted to unread.) It made me recall the first book where certain people who hadn't recorded their memories were plausibly kind of self centered jerks. ( )
  sprite | Aug 7, 2013 |
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On retrouve avec plaisir Killashandra et Lars Dahl, mais la série s'essoufle un peu sur cet opus, beaucoup plus métaphysique que les précédents. Sans sa mémoire, Killa est moins attachante, et les années qui ont passé amènent une certaine mélancolie. Décidément, pas facile d'être chanteur-crystal !
 

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Harrison, MarkCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morrill, RowenaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, EdmundAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life ... and gradual loss of memory. What she hadn't counted on was the loneliness she felt when her heart still remembered what her mind had forgotten. Fortunately, someone still cared enough to try to salvage what was left of Killashandra's mind. But she would have to learn to open herself--to another person, and to all her unpleasant memories. Killashandra and Lars Dahl, her new-found love from the previous novel, face new challenges for the Heptite Guild. But their relationship is threatened by forces behind the scenes. Is Lars working for or against Killashandra?

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When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life ... and gradual loss of memory.

But Killashandra had a lot of painful memories she could afford to lose. Forgetting other signers' names and faces and needing a locator to find her own apartment were only small annoyances.

What she hadn't counted on was the loneliness she felt when her heart still remembered what her mind had forgotten ..

Fortunately, someone still cared enough to try to salvage what was left of Killashandra's mind. But she would have to learn to open herself - to another person, and to all her unpleasant memories ....
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Taking a deep breath, Killahandra touched the black crystal to the opalescent material, quiveringly ready to drop forceps and all at any sign that the black was going to react.

The black shaft was ingested so swiftly that her reflexes had no time to respond. Forceps, crystal and her gloved hand were all pulled into the sudden maelstrom of frenzied, turbulent patterns that cascaded down the opalescence and flowed through Killashandra with such devastating force that she felt her death was imminent. 
Her whole life flashed across her mind, pushign her down into black oblivion.
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