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Acorna's World (The Acorna Series) [Paperback]

Anne McCaffrey , Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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1 July 2001 The Acorna Series (Book 4)

Although she has made peace with her Linyaari heritage, Acorna knows that only by returning to the frozen stillness of space will she ever truly feel at home. But the solitude she desires must wait.

Answering a faint distress call leads Acorna into a strange, intoxicating perfumed world of intelligent and sentient plants. There she finds a burned-out space ship with all the signs of a Khleevi attack. And suddenly all that Acorna holds dear is in grave peril. Because the devastation that was wrought here was no isolated occurrence, but the opening move in a planned onslaught that will decimate the two races to which Acorna is culturally, emotionally and genetically tied.

Facing the annihilation of both her races, Acorna must discover the Khleevi’s weakness – and strike first.



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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi; paperback / softcover edition (1 July 2001)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0552147494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552147491
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Anne McCaffrey, one of the queens of science fantasy, knows exactly how to give her public what it wants' The Times."

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Continuing the adventures of the Unicorn girl, begun in Acorna and Acorna’s Quest.

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Format:Paperback
I first read Acorna a while ago and swiftly follwed up with the next two. The whole series is written so that you are interested in the main character and what actually happens to her and the other characters skillfully weaved into the storyline.
The latest in the series, Acorna's World takes up where Acorna's people left off, with Acorna (the heroine) flying off on a junk ship with a human friend and a Linyaari male she has taken a fancy to. I was really excited when i got this book, simply because i wanted to know what happens next. This book does deliver too. Without giving the story away, Acorna is the heroine she always is, getting into numerous scrapes in the name of rescuing the people she loves and a few planets (in fact, also enlarging 'the federation' and wiping out an enemy, namely the Khleevi).
The inbuilt 'romance' that appears in many of Anne's books is also present in Acorna's world, and the book is as good as the first three. If you enjoyed them, it is well worth reading just to know what happens to Acorna; and the previous books always leave you wanting that little bit more too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars magical and enchanting 27 Oct 2001
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Format:Hardcover
Acorna's World is a spectacular book written in Anne McCaffrey's marvolous words, unfolding a story that becomes real to even the most unimaginative of minds through its characters, detail and wit. its a one to buy!!!
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I'm not actually keen on this particular cover version, I don't feel it fits in with Acorna's personality.

Back to the book which is amazing :) It's a little strange that on re-reading the series I understand it and love it more than when I was first introduced to Acorna. It's been over 10 years since I read them, and that's a long time, long enough for my perspectives on many things to change. As I read it I knew what the major events were as they crept up, but I'd forgotten all the smaller details. I realise that is probably to be expected, but I don't recall caring so much about everyone. The last time I read it I wasn't keen on Aari (so bad!). I thought he ought to get a grip, and possibly that Acorna was wasting her time. I didn't like Uncle Hafiz that much, thought he was rather selfish and narrowminded (traits in my former self!). Now I see that he always keeps business in the back of his mind, but he dotes on Acorna and does want the best for her which includes her people, and also the children she protects. He admits he isn't keen on children, and at one point in the story he is on board a ship with a lot of children. Due to misadventure he has to find ways to keep them entertained and he does a remarkably good job. He puts all his skills into practice and creates something highly entertaining. Don't make the mistake that I did and think that he isn't good at self-defence. He found a way to use the entertainment as a means of defense.

Defending people isn't left solely to Hafiz. The Linyaari themselves have to face up to facts that if they don't want to be destroyed, they have got to take action.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average 26 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
Better than Acorna's People, this installment still doesn't measure up to the two original novels. This book follows Acorna while she's living on the salvage ship with captain Jonah, his mangy cat Roadkill and lifemate-material Aari. Not a bad plotline this time, and it doesn't jump around as much as the last one. There's an exciting fight with the Kleevi, and we finally reach some resolution with them. With all the other characters pairing off in previous books, Acorna finally gets some romance too.

However, a lot of time is spent explaining events from the previous books, and the original story is starting to wear out a little. The characters have developed very little from the beginning. Despite this, Acorna's World is still worth reading. The sequels, however, are more doubtable...
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