Killashandra's voice has a defect that keeps her from attaining her goal to be a concert singer. Dejected by the bad news, she leaves school for good. She meets a Crystalsinger of the Heptite Guild, and their time spent together brings a desire in her to join his profession. Killashandra does join the Heptite Guild, learning the benefits and misery of mining crystal on Ballybran.
Published in nine editions including German, Japanese, and Polish translations.
Genres: science fiction
Total ratings: 2
Anne Inez McCaffrey (1926-2011) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She was married and had three children. She lived in Dragonhold-Underhill in Wicklow County, Ireland.
McCaffrey studied Slavonic Languages and Literature in Radcliffe College and made career in music theatre before starting to write.
She is best known for her Pern-series. Her son Todd is also writing for the series, so more adventures are coming.
The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Anna Creech.