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Crystal Singer
Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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Her name was Killashandra Ree. And after ten grueling years of musical training, she was still without prospects. Until she heard of the mysterious Heptite Guild who could provide careers, security, and wealth beyond imagining. The problem was, few people who landed on Ballybran ever left. But to Killashandra the risks were acceptable.... From the Paperback edition.
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Schnoebs
Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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@Lizpixie What?!?!? I literally gasped when I opened the last package that just came in mail! This was too generous! On a side note.... I‘ve really enjoyed decapitating the koalas and sucking out their caramel insides 😂 I can‘t thank you enough for everything you sent me!!!

#scififantasyswap #shocked #mpls #twincities

Serotonin Crystal Singer. That takes me back long long ago....😆 7mo
Lizpixie You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy Samantha Shannon‘s doorstop of a book & The Crystal Singer was one of my first SciFi loves as a teenager. I still regularly reread the whole trilogy. BTW, that‘s exactly how most aussies eat Caramello Koalas too🐨🍫 7mo
Avanders Hey chica — I just wanted to let you know that I sent Liz a couple extra books because *I* messed up — your package was wonderful. I realized way after the fact that Liz had signed up for a bigger package 😳 Since I had failed to realize it or let you guys know so you could *both* adjust accordingly, I just sent her a couple extra books via Book Depository 😁 Since you sent such lovely bookish goodies, I didn‘t add any of those 😉 😘♥️ 6mo
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bookishbitch
The Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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It's interesting that this book has multiple covers with slightly different titles. I digress. The story was good and the writing was mostly ok. However the scenes preceding the main characters romantic interludes were all so cringy! It made me wonder if the author had bad relationships. Not ideal because it pulled me out of the story. I've read some of her other books and don't remember this experience, but I was also a younger reader then.

iread2much I had a similar experience when I went back to reread the dragon riders of pern... 8mo
bookishbitch @iread2much I haven't read any of those. Good to know though. 8mo
iread2much @bookishbitch it was sad, those where some of the first fantasy books I ever read. And they had a female main character, which is great, but defiantly written in a different era... 8mo
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Shaunesay
Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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One of my first favorite Sci-Fi authors.

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bookishbitch
The Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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Sorry this is a photo off the internet. The kindle version cover is just a title page. I thought this was a re-read from my teen days, however the deeper I get the more I realize it isn't. I'm pretty sure I read book 2 in the trilogy, Killashandra, instead. Which might explain why I liked it better back then. So far I do not like the main character. And some of the interactions she has with men are cringe inducing. Book 2 was better as I recall.

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Lizpixie
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My first memory of reading Science Fiction is Anne McCaffrey in general, but in particular The Crystal Singer. I think I was 13 when I first read it, the world building & the idea of having a universe run on Crystal Power sucked me in from the first page. Killashandra Ree is a failed opera singer when she's offered a job of "singing" Crystal out of the mountains of Ballybran. Different colour crystals are used to power most worlds. #payitforward

JPeterson 😄👍 2y
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Lizpixie
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#LyricalApril #day7 #Diamonds Not only does this trilogy stand for today's prompt, in this SciFi series the world is run using crystal technology and the only people who can cut them are crystal singers, people with perfect pitch who sing harmonics to stop the crystal shattering as they cut. So very original & also my favourite SciFi series of all time #READATHONBLOB @Liberty

Cinfhen Nice one @Lizpixie 💗♦️💗♦️what book don't you have??? 3y
Lynnsoprano @Cinfhen And even if @Lizpixie doesn't own it, she's read it😄😄 3y
Suet624 I agree with @Cinfhen and @Lynnsoprano! 😂😂😂 3y
Lizpixie @Cinfhen @Lynnsoprano @Suet624 it's amazing what you can do with a chronic illness and 30yrs of hoarding!☺️🕒📚📚📚 3y
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Balibee146
The Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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I loved this when I was younger...now it was just okay with some teeth gritting moments. Think I am just too old now for the spoilt brat, shallow heroine. Funnily enough just looked at Goodreads reviews and there were quite a few with the same experience.
Reads like fairly well written but not that great fan fiction.
I will probably try Killashandra in a bit just for nostalgia / closure. Hope it gets better but cant remember!

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Balibee146
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My #readingcompanion is feeling a bit sorry for herself today as she had her spey operation yesterday. Lots of sofa cuddles today.

KarenUK Hope she feels better soon 🐶💕 3y
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Balibee146
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Comfort re reads time!

Megabooks Loved these when I was younger! 👍🏻👍🏻💜 3y
Balibee146 @Ebooksandcooks me too! Bit worried I'll be too old and cynical to enjoy so much again, but fingers crossed! 3y
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Lizpixie
The Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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All these books have inspired my love of reading.Toms Midnight Garden & the Oz books I fell in love with as a kid,my teenage years were sci-fi & fantasy with Magician,The Crystal Singer,Lord Fouls Bane & The Eye Of The World,Salems Lot started my love of Horror,while Agatha Christie started my crime love,Aftermath is one of my favourite examples & The Night Circus is easily one of the most beautiful stories I've read.#LitsyRiotLive #bookstoliveby

LeahBergen Ohhh, Tom's Midnight Garden! ❤️ 3y
AustenJennings The eye of the world as horror? 3y
Lizpixie @AustenJennings no, I think you've read it wrong! 3y
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AustenJennings @Lizpixie lol, totally did. I was thinking, I suppose it could be for some folks, though yipes, if that book qualifies as horror, you must be scared of getting lunch! Sorry! I'm glad you enjoyed all these books though😛 3y
Balibee146 I was looking at my very dogeared copy of the Crystal Singer on my shelf yesterday afternoon - must re read! 3y
Lizpixie @AustenJennings no worries! Thanks, they're some of my favourite books ever. @Balibee146 I love this trilogy, I was thinking of a reread of all three as well. Have you read Kilashandra & the last one, Crystal Line? 3y
Balibee146 @Lizpixie yeah i have all three in a jumbo mmp....had it since 1999 when the edition came out so it is well loved lol. Might start a re read once I've finished a couple of my current reads....i have to read it during winter ha ha. 3y
EloisaJames I read the Oz books so many times! 😘 3y
Dragon So many fabulous books 📚😀 3y
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DragonAuthors
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I loved this series almost as much as the Pern books. If you don't know Anne McCaffrey, she's one of my favorite commercial SF/F authors of all time. The woman knew how to tell a story. I decided when I was a teen that I wanted to be a fantasy writer since I couldn't grow up to be a dragon rider, and writing fantasy novels seemed like the next best thing.

#youngadult #ya #sff #scifi #fantasy #pern

Seekingtardis NATSU!!!!! We just got my son that pop for Christmas! Fairy Tail is a big deal in our house!! 😍😍 #firedragonslayer #youareawesomepeople 3y
DragonAuthors @Seekingtardis Haha ours too! My daughter loves it! 😊 3y
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