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Lyon's Pride (Tower & the Hive) (original 1994; edition 1995)

by Anne McCaffrey

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Title:Lyon's Pride (Tower & the Hive)
Authors:Anne McCaffrey
Info:Corgi (1995), Paperback, 288 pages
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Lyon's Pride by Anne McCaffrey (1994)

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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 & Bookstooge's Reviews on the Road Facebook Group by Bookstooge's Exalted Permission. Title: Lyon's Pride Series: Tower and the Hive Author: Anne McCaffrey Rating: 1 of 5 Stars Genre: SFF Pages: 336 Synopsis: The war against the insects continues and the Talents continue their spread. My Thoughts: Due to the inclusion and normalization of homosexuality, I will not be finishing this series. With that being said, I also think I'm done with McCaffrey. I know she won't be writing any more, obviously, but I'm tired of finding landmines like this and having to deal with it. I've read what I've wanted to of hers and now I'm done. " ( )
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Laria, Thian, Rojer and Zara continue growing, maturing and working for FT&T as the main focus is on finding the remaining Hive spheres and restricting those Hivers that had populated other worlds to those worlds. It’s during his time on the Genesee that Rojer suffers a catastrophic loss and withdraws into himself. This brings The Rowan and Afra, Rojer’s grandmother and father, to the Genesee to search of him demanding explanations. When Rojer is found and sent to Deneb to heal, Thian takes over his position. The Rowan and Thian perform what becomes known as the Genesee ploy when they steal a Hive sphere orbiting a Hive world. Everything escalates after this incident.

Once again, there is a lot going on in the Talent Universe as Laria, Thian, Rojer, Zara and everyone else works to find the Hive spheres and to find the system most compatible with the Hivers sun, so they have an idea where the Hivers are going. They need to plot the universe and identify the planets the Hivers have colonized, those they bypassed and those they abandoned. Planets that have been abandoned need to be explored to see if they can be salvaged and planets that have been colonized need to have the spheres in orbit taken out so the Hivers can’t leave and ruin other planets. The Talents are instrumental in the space fleet traveling so far away from their home worlds. Without their teleportation and telekinesis no one would have been able to survive so far from supplies and reinforcements.

After Rojer’s loss, we find out more about the Mrdini. Laria is having a hard time on Clarf only because she’s a bit lonely for a male companion. Having everyone come home for vacation was a nice scene and watching Jeff, as Earth Prime, deal with non-talented military idiots is a treat to behold. As the rest of the descendants of The Rowan and Jeff Raven grow and mature they begin finding their own mates. Exploring and protecting the universe is no small undertaking and they are going to need all of the Talent they can get if they are going to do everything they want to do. All-in-all a great epic sci-fi/fantasy, even if it is coming to an end. ( )
  AVoraciousReader | Aug 20, 2013 |
My least favorite of the set. I started it but couldn't get interested enough to finish. ( )
  Snukes | Jun 14, 2013 |
Fourth book in the Rowan series. Still a worthwhile read, but not as gripping and interesting (imho) as the first and second books. ( )
  fuzzi | Dec 10, 2011 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
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During the course of the next few weeks, while Rojer waited for his older brother, Thian, to replace him on board the Genesee, he spent a great deal more time on the bridge than he had originally thought he would.
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Telepathy is the Lyon family's birthright.
And now all of them must combine their individual powers to combat the Hivers - a relentless race that has slaughtered entire populations in its search for a new home ...
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The Hive acts as a single entity, relentlessly swarming the galaxy, endlessly propagating on every habitable world they encounter—destroying native populations in the process. They do not recognize any sentience but their own. They do not acknowledge any attempt to communicate with them. They do not understand they leave countless numbers of dead in their wake.
The Prime Talents of the Raven-Lyon clan—telepaths, teleporters, and telekinetics—have protected the Alliance from the Hive breeding contagion for years. Now a fleet orbits the alien homeworld to prevent them from leaving, and a Hive queen and her eggs are in captivity and quarantined. And unless the Raven-Lyons break the language barrier between Human and Hive, the Alliance may have no choice but to eliminate their entire race…

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Inheriting their family's paranormal powers that enable them to protect the peaceful people of their world, the children of Damia and Afra Lyon encounter a new enemy in the Hivers, an alien race that is bent on destruction.

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