Crystal Singer (Crystal Singer Series #1)

Crystal Singer (Crystal Singer Series #1)

by Anne McCaffrey

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ISBN-13: 9780345327864
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1985
Series: Crystal Singer Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 297,683
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern® series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.

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Crystal Singer (Crystal Singer Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
iagirl43 More than 1 year ago
I just don't get why they have the 1st book and the 3rd book as E-books but not the 2nd thats makes no sense! But the books are are so good I am reading them again for like the 3rd time .... : )
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book, I first read it at my schools Library and I fell in love with the character Killashandra. Heart broken about her carrer as a opera star, she goes off world and finds that as a crystal singer she has an ability and is glad for the school. The ending has a tasty and saucy way and one can do only but love it.
slan More than 1 year ago
again a new way to look at life in the future. lots of fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stories with strong females are featured .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It is entertaining, well written and a story for the ages
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
This book by Anne McCaffrey isn't as well-known as her Pern books, but it is just as entertaining as any. I like the imaginative premise: this involves singers who act as miners, not entertainers. Killasandra herself aspired to be that other kind of singer at one point--its interesting to see her rebuild herself here; she's not all that likable at first, but she grows through this tale. One of McCaffrey's greatest strengths is her world-building, which shows off to advantage here as she creates another original and engrossing world whose intricacies are welded into the story and this is as much romance--an appealing one--as science fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Killashandra Ree finds her life derailed. For her learning to Sing Crystal heals her wounds of her failed opera career. This book will flow from page to page. You will find yourself thinking about Killashandra and impationaly waiting to find time to read to the end. McCaffery gives a new charater to love after the her Pern series.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Anne McCaffery always could writr a good scifi. She will be missed.
emrya on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Short, surprised me how much was put into the character and how far her personality progressed in such a short book.
kawgirl on LibraryThing 29 days ago
I was fascinated by the idea of this book, which I read when I was in high school. Worth a quick read.
Elphaba71 on LibraryThing 29 days ago
After being unable to get into the Pern books by Anne McCaffery, I was recomended the Crystal Singer series by a friend & fan of McCaffery's books. I have to say I was doubtful if I'd get past the first two chapters! But to my surprise I have really enjoyed the Crystal Singer, it didn't grab me so I couldn't but the book down, but an enjoyable read all the same. I shall definately be reading the other two Crystal Singer books.
Katissima on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Killashandra Ree only wants to do something if she can be the best at it. When a final test at the end of long years of musical training prove that she will never be the star she hoped, she decides to chuck it all and start over. A chance meeting at the spaceport leads her in the direction of the planet Ballybran, the home of the Crystal Singers--a wealthy, glamorous and mysterious group of people who use their perfect pitch to mine precious crystal that is used in all walks of life. Stories and rumours abound about these crystal singer. Can Killashandra make it into their elite group? This is the beginning of Ms. McCaffrey's Crystal Singer trilogy. In my opinion, the second book, Killashandra, is the best of the three, but this one is also excellent--especially if you like stories that have lots of description about new worlds and societies.
parelle on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Not my favorite one of her series, but an interesting concept.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i have always enjoyed reading syfy and fantisy books. Ann McAffrey is one of my top seven authors in this life, cannot say "world", because they take me to worlds.
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ImogenEpping More than 1 year ago
I read this book (and the series) in high school fifteen years ago, and thanks to a generous gift voucher to my local book shop, I'm reading them again and it feels like visiting an old friend. It struck a chord (*facepalm* - sorry) with me as a teenager, but I think I have a deeper appreciation of the characters and story lines now. Not my favourite in the series, but a truly great read for fantasy fans.
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I read this many years ago, but reread it just recently. I reccomend the whkle series so that you can see how Killashandra changes and matures.
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I couldn't put it down, read the whole series!