By Margaret Ball, Anne McCaffrey
"I needs to locate my very own kind!"
Found as an toddler drifting in house, Acorna, the Unicorn woman, has develop into a tender girl. She nonetheless has her tiny, translucent horn, and her "funny" toes and fingers. And, she nonetheless has her awesome skill to make crops develop and heal human sickness.
yet Acorna has unusual goals of a steady people who mind-speak via touching horns. along with her "Uncle" Calum, one of many 3 grizzled asteroid prospectors who rescued, secure, and raised her, she units off to discover her humans. No quicker does she depart than a mysterious craft looks, piloted by way of the Linyaari, a steady race with telepathic powers.
The Linyaari are roaming the galaxy, spreading the alarm concerning the lethal Khleev--And looking for a cherished little woman they'd given up for misplaced, lengthy ago...
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