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Acorna's Quest (1998) [Novel]
by Margaret Ball Anne McCaffrey Rating: Weighted - 5.6 / Average - 5.3 of 10 (6 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Acorna
Part: 2

Summary :

Found as an infant drifting alone in an escape pod in deep space, she was raised by three grizzled asteroid prospectors who hid her from the authorities, who wanted to cut off her "deformity" and make her "normal." Seeking refuge on the grim planet Kezdet, Acorna freed the enslaved children from the mines, winning their eternal gratitude.

Now Acorna has become a young woman, with all of youth's dreams and sorrows. She still has the tiny, translucent horn in the center of her forehead. She still has her "funny" feet and hands, her beautiful silver hair, as well as her miraculous ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal human sickness. But Acorna has troubling dreams of a shining world with blue grass and green skies, and of a gentle folk who mind-speak by touching their horns together. She years for answers to questions about her past: who taught her the alien language she has all but forgotten? Who gave her life and then abandoned her? Why was she left alone in a tiny escape pod?

With one of her "uncles," the gruff miner Calum, Acorna sets off on a quest to find her own kind. But even as the spaceship Acadecki sets off for unknown worlds, new developments back home are shaping Acorna's destiny. For a mysterious craft has appeared, piloted by the Linyaari, a gentle race with telepathic powers. These telepaths are roaming the galaxy spreading the alarm about the Khleev, terrible invaders devoted to torture and death. The Linyaari are also searching for a beloved infant they had given up for lost, long ago

Original title: Acorna's Quest
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventureSpace Opera
FictionScience FictionAlien Beings

Edition #1: Acorna's Quest

Acorna's Quest (1998)
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Language: English

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Acorna's Quest (July 1, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Books
ISBN: 9780552147484
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 1 in
Pages: 410

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Acorna's Quest (June 3, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Eos
ISBN: 9780061057908
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.7 x 1.1 in
Pages: 416

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Acorna's Quest (October 1998)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780061052972
Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.5 x 1.0 in
Pages: 320

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