Lyon's Pride (Tower and Hive Series #4)

Lyon's Pride (Tower and Hive Series #4)

by Anne McCaffrey
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Lyon's Pride 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Manderly More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully thought out.   Detail oriented.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Wonderful addition! *Book source ~ Home library. 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.
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'The formidable Lyon¿s Pride,' as a character in the next (and final) book of the Talent series calls them, are the children of T-1 Damia Gwynn-Raven and T-2 Afra Lyon; and that 'T' rating is a measure of the Talented one¿s power. Telepathy and telekinesis keep Human and Mrdini commerce operating by moving travelers and cargoes instantaneously across vast reaches of space. Those same Talents enable the two allied species to battle successfully against a third: the implacable Hivers, who covet the same kind of real estate as do Humans and Mrdini. All eight of Damia and Afra¿s children have Talent ratings of T-1. All are destined, as adults, to be known as Primes. Some, like eldest daughter Laria, will operate commercial transfer towers ¿ a prestigious and powerful position, but one that can take a young Prime far away from home. Some, like sons Thian and Rojer, will carve out new roles for Talents in service aboard naval vessels. Second daughter Zara¿s strongly empathic Talent fits her for the career of healer ¿ after it enables her to do what no one else can manage, by communicating (on however rudimentary a level) with a captured Hiver queen. The Lyon¿s Pride is, indeed, formidable. Its four eldest are reaching adulthood just in time to play key roles, as the Human-Mrdini alliance begins to solve the Hiver threat that first loomed when their grandparents were young. An exciting, character-driven tale, which only occasionally bogs itself down with shipboard protocols and politics. If you can get past those pacing problems, you¿ll be glad you did; because 'The Tower and the Hive,' the next volume in the Talent series, provides a worthy conclusion to the long-running Gwynn-Raven saga.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished reading this book with a sense of wonder. I feel that the personality of the people in the book was vibrant and alive. All in all I would say that it shows that most of the writing these days, concentrates on the story and forgets the people. Where as in this book you could almost belive that the people where real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting book. McCaffrey has a certain unique writing style that is all her own. It was a wonderful ending to a brilliant trilogy. I was captivated by it's depth and yet it posed a challenge to a reader's mind.