Damia (1º volume). Sequel to "The Rowan" (Tower and Hive Series, book #1) '-' A far future where a handful of powerful psychic Talents teleport cargo and people about the galaxy while chatting telepathically among themselves.... McCaffrey introduces Damia Raven, brilliant and willful daughter of Angharad Gwyn (the Rowan) and Jeff Raven, leaders of the psionic Talents of Federal Telepath & Teleport, who make interstellar commerce possible. As willful as her mother, The Rowan, ever was, and possessing unimaginable powers, Damia Raven defies her family's attempts to tame and train her--only to bond with Afra Lyon, a Talent who serves The Rowan, and who becomes the object of her affection.
"In a universe under siege, only one thing can defeat the power of fear; the power of Love".
[From Library Journal]: Damia Raven, child of the legendary Rowan and inheritor of her mother's formidable telepathic powers, faces a test of courage and self-control as the planet Deneb is threatened by an insidious alien attacker. This sequel to The Rowan (Ace, 1990) extends the story of a remarkable group of people into a second generation. Although the plot verges on the melodramatic and the central characters suffer from an overabundance of self-awareness, McCaffrey's legion of fans will undoubtedly want this. Otherwise, a marginal sf romantic.
[Reviews] "(...) Damia is the Rowan's most difficult child, because Damia is the one who took after her mother. Against the backdrop of a widely spread galactic civilization, Anne McCaffrey illustrates how loneliness can be inherited. People do foolish, destructive things if they think it might free them of that particular burden. Damia grows up, and she is very likely more powerful a telepath than either of her parents. She is given enormous responsibility at an extremely young age due to the increasing demands of the ever expanding colonies and the need to utilize every prime-rated telepath available. Between this highly volatile situation and Damia's intense need for love, the stage is set for action and dramatic conflict of a high order...
Aventura / Drama / Fantasia / Ficção científica / Jovem adulto / Literatura Estrangeira / Romance / Suspense e Mistério