Damia Paperback – Feb 11 1993
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As a young man, Afra has his own chance to work with the Rowan. He and that lonely woman strike up a rare and wonderful friendship, destined to endure throughout their lifetimes. But romance isn't part of their synergy, and both yearn to find it with other partners. Which the Rowan does, eventually, with an equally powerful but untrained telepath from Deneb: Jeff Raven. Whom she marries, and partners with when FT&T's "Talents" are the only viable defense against an alien invasion.
The Rowan and Jeff Raven produce a family of Talented children, including a daughter named Damia. From childhood, this third in their brood proves herself the most Talented human yet born. She's also temperamental, strong-willed, and unpredictable; and the most important person in her life, from its earliest hours, proves to be her mother's friend and colleague Afra.
Although this book includes some thrilling passages of interstellar conflict carried out by telepathic and telekinetic means, the romance of Damia Gwyn-Raven and Afra Lyon forms its heart and occupies most of its pages. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this romance. The author handles Afra's transition from parental figure to suitor in Damia's life well enough, and there is certainly nothing wrong with a grown woman (even a rather young one) choosing to marry an older man.Read more ›
I must admit I was rather put-off by the novel when I saw it on the shelf: the Greek Damia ate her children, so I did not look forward to reading the tale, even if it were by Anne Mccaffrey. But when I read the Rowan, and then started on Damia, I realized the instant I opened up the book this is not that Damia: the heroine I read was a brave, compassionate, and human character, and I'm certain you will agree.
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I believe that this book is one of a kind. Very rarely do we find the second book of a trilogy with equal (if not greater) quality. Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2000
This book is great!Reading about Rowan and how her children grew up is really interesting.Reading about Afra's childhood and his life afterwards,as a work partner with Rowan,is... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2000
I LOVED the dragon rider series. 20 years ago I had read everything that McCaffery had ever written. Read morePublished on July 17 2000 by ernie_rtl
I truly loved Anne McCaffrey's 2nd book in the Rowan series "Damia". The indepth details and the look into the past of Afra and Damia was wonderful. Read morePublished on April 6 2000 by Amanda
Again, McCaffrey has written a marvelous new series. I have read her whole Pern series and loved it. Now this! Its just perfect! The characters are so realistic! Read morePublished on Sept. 26 1999 by Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Out of all McCaffery's works, this is the crowning jewel of her collection. I especially like the scenes of Damia as a bright and adventurous baby. Read morePublished on June 24 1999
I have read may books by Anne McCaffrey and I thought that the "Rowan" series is one of the best yet besides the "Dragonriders of Pern" series. Read morePublished on May 24 1999
I give it to Anne for her wonderful ability to weave such a beautiful and detailed story of one girl, the daughter of the most influencial and powerful psionics in the terran... Read morePublished on May 20 1999
I found this to be disappointing as sequels go mainly for what it did for the other characters in the novel. Read morePublished on May 15 1999