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Read & Download ¾ The Rowan The Tower and the Hive #1 ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Told in the timeless style of Anne McCaffrey The Rowan is the first installment in a wonderful trilogy This is sci fi at its best a contemporary love story as well as an engrossing view of our world in the futureTAlone these few Prime Talents transport ships cargo and people between Earth's Moon Mars' Demos and Jupiter's CallistoAn orphaned young girl simply called The Rowan is discovered to have superior telepathic potential and is trained to become Prime Talent on Callisto After years of self sacrificing dedication to her position The Rowan i. I was surprised to learn this book was published in 1990 Judging by the cover artwork anemic female lead and awkwardly drafted prose I suspected it might have been a uickly thrown together pulp paperback from the early 1950s The premise is interesting but most of The Rowan reads like an unfinished early draft or excruciatingly bad fan fiction grafted on top of a ridiculous Roger Corman movieThis is my first time reading anything by Anne McCaffrey All I knew of her was that she wrote a popular fantasy series about people riding dragons Recently I've been comparing stories by various authors about telepathic characters A Google search for best novels about telepathy popped out The Rowan at the top of the list with Charlaine Harris It belongs on an different list of worst novels ever publishedIt's difficult to suare the incredibly poor writing in this story with McCaffrey's commercial success By this I don't mean simply uninspired writing which can be found in some popular books but the kind of undecipherable and awkward writing that makes a story rather difficult to follow In the distant future some humans develop a powerful form of telepathy and telekinesis By hurling spaceships and freight around at faster than light speeds they settled multiple star systems When sudden floods on the planet Altair trap a three year old girl in a mudslide she cries out for help with such enormous telepathic force that the entire planet can hear her This girl known as the Rowan might turn out to be the strongest telepath in the galaxySounds like an interesting book right I thought so Unfortunately within the first couple chapters McCaffrey introduces dozens of named characters and jump cuts abruptly through stilted conversations of vague people in vague locations on a vague planet within a vague interstellar culture By vague I mean everything is described in such general terms that I could barely follow what was happening let alone form a vivid image of the characters interacting with their world The concert was very good indeed with three bands and some extremely clever light and sound variations much sophisticated than the Favor Bay recital In the first half of the book the author rarely focuses on any scene or character long enough for us to care about them or even form an understanding of the society they live in More than anything else by their stodgy speech patterns and interest in getting a nice tan finding chaperones or freshening up for Hotel Dances etc I suppose they seem plucked from 1940s or 50s Hollywood B movies Glor ree Do I have to land all that mass there myself No Lamebrain I'll pick it up at 2457882 the lazy rich baritone voice drawled in every mind that nice little convenient black dwarf midway You won't need to strain a single neuron in your pretty little skull The silence was deafening Well I'll be came from the Rowan Of course you are sweetheart just push that nice little package out my way Or is it too much for you The drawl was solicitous rather than insulting You'll get your package replied the Rowan and the dynamos keened piercingly just once as the ten tonnes disappeared out of the cradle Why you little minx slow it down or I'll burn your ears back Come out and catch it The Rowan's laugh broke off in a gasp of surprise and Ackerman could feel her slamming up her mental shields I want that stuff in one piece not smeared a millimeter thin on the surface my dear the voice said sternly OK I've got it Thanks We need this Hey who the blazes are you What's your placement Deneb VIII my dear and a busy boy right now Ta ta About a third of the way into the book the Rowan visits a resort town and runs into Turian a sailboat captain who was her girlhood crush Although there is no connective tissue with sailing boats and the rest of the story at least for the first time we have the semblance of an actual narrative scene with some interesting conflict as the protagonist tries to hide her identity and abilities from him while learning to sail on rough seas Prior to the scene with Turian and in much that follows The Rowan reads like a transcription of someone's rambling improvised storytelling session about telekinetic stevedores It feels like a very early draft sort of made up on the fly with no editing or reshaping into a cohesive novel It's hard to imagine any editor actually read this and signed off It was painful going getting through this book She may be Prime material but she's also a young girl and that side of her development shouldn't be neglected as ' Lusena tactfully broke off 'I think a few words in the ear of the Medical Office might produce some results especially if Bralla' and the Interior winked at the woman 'and Gerolaman notice that the Rowan is becoming listless with no appetite you know the sort of thing that can afflict the overextended youngster Lusena' 'Indeed I do' 'Ill' Siglen's eyes enlarged while she also appeared to compress herself 'How is the child ill' Rarely indisposed herself Siglen had no patience with sickness 'Well as you know Siglen girls her age are prone to minor ailments and I do think she's sickening for something' Bralla remarked 'Why you know yourself that her appetite's been poor these past few days You might suggest to Lusena to remove her until the symptoms disappear' 'To the infirmary' 'Well a full medical check never hurts' Bralla replied 'I'll make arrangements immediately' So the Rowan was given an official leave to improve her health Siglen practically ordering her out of the Tower After her brief romance with Turian the Rowan is assigned to become the Prime of Jupiter's moon Callisto Primes are the most powerful of all with not only telekinetic ability but the capacity to instantly teleport starships and even themselves across the galaxy Each key transportation hub has a Prime assigned to launch or receive vehicles and freightThe Rowan works 10 years as a glorified stevedore and then one day Jeff Raven reaches out to her from the Deneb system 2600 light years from Earth according to Google and begins flirting with her while they liaise about freight shipments She uickly falls for his Bing Crosby like 1950s wit and tries to seduce him with her cooking WTF The most powerful being in the universe must prove her worth as a person by cooking her man a hot meal If there were at least some sense of the irony it might be interesting but this is one of the least self aware works of fiction I've ever read I'll fix a meal guaranteed to raise all known energy levels Then you may sleep as long as you need to' She 'saw' him as he shucked off his clothing very privately she compared him to Turian's heavier build and the Captain's deep tan Then she decided that she liked his spare build lean muscled back and narrow hips; bulky people irritated her With good reason Jeff remarked as he eased himself into the steaming pool She had half expected him to dive in for it was deep enough and heard his denying chuckle Another time he told her with a sigh of total relaxation as he floated Fix me that food love or I' ll starve to death in my sleep She sent the water pillow to hold up his head and felt her lips tingle with an impressed kiss She smiled as she collected the necessary foodstuffs from storage Siglen may have adored eating for its own sake but the Rowan had learned the fundamentals of good nutrition and the value of well prepared and presented food 'What will people think of me when they see you so thin Rowan Eat It's really delicious If you'd only force yourself to eat ' Siglen's wheedling tone resounded in the Rowan's ears It was however infinitely satisfying to prepare something for Jeff Raven So involved was she in making certain that all nutritional elements had balanced tastefully that the Rowan was astonished to feel the rhythms of profound sleep emanating from her lover A moment's piue was soothed by her realization that she would indeed have all the time in the world to prove her worth as a cook McCaffrey describes Jeff Raven as the most charming guy in the Milky Way and freuently tells the reader how he charmed this person and that person but in the actual dialogue that she wrote for him he doesn't seem charming at all like someone's cheesy impression of a 1950s actor He did a repeat of his act at Callisto Station only this time the Rowan listened in Just to see how he managed to charm so many people so completely in so short a time He imaged her as a tiny mascot tucked over his ear as he talked Gerolaman into a buoyant mood He was nearly as fast charming both Bastian and Maharanjani despite the fact that they had recognized him as heavy Talent and suspected his true identity There are at least a few decent scenes that follow twice Jeff's planet is attacked by insectoid aliens and both times the Rowan orchestrates a kind of mind meld with all the strongest telepaths and telekinetics to help save his planet; she learns how to teleport herself to Jeff's planet and meets his family; she gives birth Otherwise the rest of the book is mostly filler scenes with very little conflict or progression of the story For such an insanely powerful protagonist it's strange that her main goal seems to be having lots of babies and impressing Jeff with her cooking with no irony whatsoever So who should read this book Nobody I regret wasting the hours I spent reading it and hopefully I can save you from the same experience It was useless for my own research I can't conceive of any possible reader who would enjoy this I'd urge even the most die hard Anne McCaffrey fan to steer clear of this steaming hunk of space junk

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Told in the timeless style of Anne McCaffrey The Rowan is the first installment in a wonderful trilogy This is sci fi at its best a contemporary love story as well as an engrossing view of our world in the futureThe kinetically gifted trained in mindmachine gestalt are the most valued citizens of the Nine Star League Using mental powers. Originally read Many years ago earlymid 90'sRe read Sept 2016This was the first book I ever read by Anne Mccaffrey And I was hooked from the very beginning A great science fiction with just a touch of romance Well romance in the second half I should say The series focuses heavily on telepathy and psychokinesis Those that have these abilities are known as Talents Rowan is one such person The story starts the the girl to be known as Rowan at a very young age This book follows her training as a talent and continues through her young adult years The Rowan is found to be one of the strongest Talents known as T1 Primes Her only companion besides her 'mentorguardian Siglenwas a toy cat named Purza She remembers nothing of her past prior to being found by the Talents Her journey is a great one to read There is tragedy and friendship I think I liked this a bit the first time I read this I was able to gloss over the romantic aspects as a younger child and also somehow I seemed to have understood what was going on better then I felt a little lost on the Sci fi aspect at first Still I really enjoy the book and it has a permanent home on my shelf

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The Rowan The Tower and the Hive #1Ntercepts an urgent mental call from Jeff Raven a young Prime Talent on distant Deneb She convinces the other Primes to merge their powers with hers to help fight off an attack by invading aliens Her growing relationship with Jeff gives her the courage to break her status imposed isolation and choose the rewarding world of love and fami. Even the critical reviews here on Goodreads point out that at least the book starts off well I would have to disagree Apart from the absurdity of people moving spaceships with their minds is the bizarre writing style The author uses lots of ten dollar SAT words but then employs basic vocabulary in confusingly imprecise fashion for example calling a 3 year old an infant in conversations where a pediatrician is present If you are going to dig through the dictionary then look at the definitions and the nuances of meaning that distinguish similar words from each other