Acorna's Rebels (Acorna (Paperback)) by Anne McCaffrey

By Anne McCaffrey

Acorna's humans, the Linyaari, have began reclaiming their homeworld from the ravages of the brutal Khleevi. however the first wave of explorers has unlocked a bigger secret in regards to the origins of the Linyaari -- one who has led Aari, Acorna's loved lifemate, on a perilous trip from which he may possibly by no means go back. environment off on a quest to discover Aari, Acorna and her pals -- Captain Becker, Mac, Nadhari, and RK -- are compelled to crash land at the attractive and barbaric unique jungle global of Makahomia, domestic of the mysterious Temple Cats. yet an evil scheme threatens to ruin the sacred pussycats. to save lots of the cats, Acorna will lead a band of rebels on a trip into Makahomia's temples and hidden sanctuaries. And there, inside one sacred shrine, she's going to realize stunning details that can result in Aari . . .or to catastrophe.

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Nobody remembers which one, if they did," Maati said. " "More of a mystery to me is the fact that, if they were so highly thought of, why didn't our people bring pahaantiyirs with them from Vhiliinyar when they fled? " "It's funny about that," Maati said. "Everybody I've talked to said they just suddenly couldn't find their furry friends when the time came to go. Like the pahaantiyirs had already disappeared. The evidence from our recent explorations seems to bear that out. At least we haven't found any feline bones in the rubble out on the surface.

Acorna turned to look Aari's mother full in the face. " It occurred to Acorna that Hafiz was not the only one who was self-absorbed. Once more she realized that the pain of her loss was blunting her perception of other people's problems - and in this case, abilities. Aari's parents had told him that during the time he was imprisoned by the Khleevi, his mother, a powerful empath, had experienced the pain of his torture sessions to such a degree that she was violently ill most of the time. It took all of the healing strength of their people to help her bring his little sister Maati into the world.

Then the ship lurched and she was catapulted from her berth. The cat laid tracks on her flesh right through her shipsuit as he shot out into the room and bounced off the far wall. The ship bucked again. The artificial gravity on board fluctuated wildly once more from Federation standard to zero G and back again. Acorna's first impulse was to head for the bridge and see what the trouble was, but until things were a bit more stable, that didn't seem to be wise. Rolling down the corridors and ricocheting from the ceiling would hardly be helpful.

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