As willful as her mother, The Rowan, ever was, and possessing unimaginable powers, Damia defies her family's attempts to tame and train her--only to bond with Afra Lyon, a Talent who serves The Rowan, and who becomes the object of her affection.
Jo Miller (USA: CO) (2007/02/08): This one was a lot better than The Rowan. The story flowed a little more smoothly. But it was was drawn out. I think the thing that bugs me about McCaffrey's style in this series, is the older man and the way to young woman falls in love theme. It wasn't a bad story, but it wasn't great either. I was surprised that she accually killed off a minor character in the book. Anywhoo, this story is definitly into the old fashion romance and courting. It didn't bring any aliens in until close to the end, then it was "when you fall off a horse, you need to get back on" theme.