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Crystal Singer Omnibus: The Crystal Singer; Killashandra; Crystal Line (The Complete Chronicles of the Crystal Singers of Ballybran) by McCaffrey, Anne (1999) Paperback Paperback – 1000


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  • Publisher: Corgi (1000)
  • ASIN: B00JYHZ3NO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she lived in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, where, as well as writing, she bred horses. She was the creator of the Dragons of Pern series. She died in November 2011.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peri on 2 Feb 2010
Format: Paperback
Okay I'm a real fan of Mrs A mcCaffrey - however i don't like the cheap paper used, or the fact that this ed has lots of typo's in it.

If i could I would have returned it to the publisher and bought them separately.

So 4-5 stars for each book
2 stars for the binding!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By C. Preston on 24 Nov 2000
Format: Paperback
The Crystal Singer Omnibus, a fab read, of a world ruled by musical voices for a profession. The fear of others of the Crystal Singers as its said that they live forever, and have crystal in their blood.
In the first book, Killashandra, a disheartened young woman who doesn't make the spotlight she wanted... to be a solo singer, was rated for group choral work only. She takes flight, fall in love with a Crystal singer, who dies a retched death. She mourns for him and takes him back to Ballybran, his registered world of habitation. The wonders of unlimited credit her lover had, and the yearning in his voice about this profession 'Crystal Singing', lure her to apply for a position. The selection process for the job is rigorous and she is accepted. So continues a vast a varied life ahead of her, a lowly student singer stepping into a world of uncertainty and rewards.
In the second book, Killashandra is swept off from Ballybran and is sent to Optheria, a world renown for its Organ music. A travesty has occurred on Optheria, a man died while smashing this world's main organ, it main source of revenue in the Tourist industry, which consequently is its only source of income. Killashandra's assignment is to replace the Crystal keys of this organ and do some research into why tourists arrive on this planet but don't always leave. The intrigue into the mystery of this world and its rigid government give a plot that is as unexpected as its outcome.
For the third book, Killashandra has fallen in love with a man called Lars; they've been partners for a long time and are considered the best of the Crystal Singers. They've been sent on a mission to a planet that has a substance that might be as profitable as the Crystal they've cut from the ravines on Ballybran.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tre on 14 Nov 2013
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I read these books over twenty years ago as three separate books, it was great to find them in one book and I was pleased to find the story is as compelling now as it was 20 years ago.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dizzy Dave on 22 Dec 2011
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Yet another triumpth for Anne McCaffery. Again she has written a series to keep and to Re_read. she never lets the fans down and has kept up the amzing output. What a shame we will never see any new series from this amazing writer. Just hope her Heir Todd can keep up the good work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harry C. on 11 Sep 2009
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Wow! What a great story with tremendous characters. A truly entertaining read that you cannot put down.
It's a pity that there will not be any more of this sequence.
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By Neil A H Palmer on 8 July 2014
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Love all three stories.
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By Tim Clark on 29 Jun 2014
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I bought this a present for my brother who wanted the total series and this was a good choice as all in one book.
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