The Rowan (Tower and Hive Series #1)

The Rowan (Tower and Hive Series #1)

by Anne McCaffrey

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Overview

The Rowan was destined to become the greatest Prime Talent in human history, facing a lonely existence of servitude. Until she receives a telepathic plea from across the stars from a Prime named Jeff Raven-and falls in love with him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780441735761
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: Rowan Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 129,322
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.73(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey was the multi-award winning bestselling author of more than fifty books, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Freedom series, and the Tower and the Hive series.

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Rowan 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
KC51501 More than 1 year ago
PLEASE, PLEASE, PUT THIS BOOK IN E BOOK FORM. NOT FAIR THAT THE OTHER BOOKS FOLLOWING THIS GREAT BOOK ARE AND I CAN'T ADD THIS ONE TO MY LIBRARY.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love the series, just not sure how you can have all but the first book in the series available as a nook book... 
CShotwell More than 1 year ago
I have always loved this series and read it again and again. But PLEASE make this into NOOK book! My paperback book has seen better days and I want the whole series on my NOOK.
1793547 More than 1 year ago
Love the book, please make it into an ebook
LCoale1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is good as far as sci-fi novels go. I didn't like how the Rowan's lover just kinda popped up and all the sudden they were in love and everything was mushy and lovey-dovey. That kinda killed it for me, actually. She's also referred to as his wife, but there's never any ceremony. If it wasn't for that, I would have thoroughly enjoyed the book and would probably read all the rest of the books in the series. As it is now, I'm not sure if I want to keep reading the unreal romantic garbage. On the other hand, it isn't writted to be sexy, to the point where the characters will be having sex, and you're wondering if maybe they're just touching hands. Yeah.
Borg-mx5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is only partly a science fiction novel, it has feminist elements and sometimes appears to be a romance novel. The male characters are not well developed at all. The female characters dominate. This is a story of psychic ability. What I didn't like about it is that everyone seems to be classified by the amount of ability they have. It is the only thing that matters. People without "Talent" don't really appear in the novel. Because of that I find the story slightly disappointing.
jamespurcell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thin story, with some good characters. Probably should have been a short story.
sdtaylor555 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really bad series. No redeeming value at all.
readafew on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Rowan is a fun light SciFi read and I enjoyed it. Serious SciFi? Not really. This was mostly a novel about a woman who had an unfortunate beginning and eventually triumphed over all obstacles put in her path. Her biggest challenges were usually herself. Overall I would say this was more an adventure story or better yet a fairy tale, It starts with a little development of the main character and then throws problems her way to over come (generally fairly easily). Each one gets bigger than the last, and finally everyone lives happily ever after, once the dragon has been slain. I did enjoy this book, it was a fun light read and worth the little time it takes.
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anne McCaffrey may be best known for her Dragonriders of Pern, but the "Talent" series is my favorite. In the future, humanity has developed telekinetic, telepathic and other extra-sensory abilities. Rowan is the most powerful telepath yet, this is her story.
catburglar More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable reading; a “feel good” story; fantasy, science fiction, romance and drama. The interlude with Turian is one of the most well-written romances I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the series. I just wish that all of her books were available as nook books.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Love it! A natural disaster on Altair has left a three-year-old girl the lone survivor of The Rowan Mining Company’s base camp. When her mental cries reach every telepath on the planet a search for her becomes a race against time. She was trapped in a hopper under a landslide of mud. No food, no water, no comfort and running out of air. The trauma has left her no memory of her previous life, so she becomes a ward of the planet Altair and is known as The Rowan. The Rowan grows up a powerful telepath/telekinetic and it’s inevitable she will become one of the few Primes of FT&T (Federated Telepath & Telekinetic). Her life is a lonely one until she meets Jeff Raven, a Wild Talent from a far flung colony on Deneb VIII. Together they face the alien invaders pummeling his planet and then they begin a life together. Sounds easy, right? Oh, no…nothing is ever easy for a Prime, let alone two. Picking up hundreds of years after the original Talents series, The Rowan begins a new era for FT&T. Well-written with a fast pace the story of the Rowan’s life flows by smoothly. An orphan and a powerful T-1 the Rowan is an unusual child and leads an interesting, if lonely, life. I was happy for her when Jeff entered the picture. He’s quite the character and even more of a powerhouse than she is with considerable more charm, too.  I also loved reading about a descendant of Peter Reidinger. Peter Reidinger IV is Earth’s Prime and it’s nice to see the family line continue. Another interesting part of the story is how Deneb is handling the aftermath of the devastation. A new colony only three generations old and they just lost three-fifths of their population and both of their major cities. Deneb is a cash-strapped planet that needs to get it’s major export (minerals) up and running again in order to pay off the colonization debt. It makes me appreciate all of the things I have and how I can just make a run to the store if I need something. All-in-all a great story to get lost in. *Book source ~ My home library
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A wonderful start to a fantastic series. Anne McCaffrey is one of the best writers out there, this series and her others (Freedom series, etc.) are some of the best. There is a lot of character development, and don't forget the prequel series to this one!
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