Freedom's Landing and its sequels are based on a short story Anne McCaffrey wrote in the early 1970s. Sometimes a short story really doesn't have enou..Show More »gh in it to make up a novel, let alone 3 or 4. But Ms McCaffrey has done a very good job of this book, with her usual style of narration that just keeps you reading, even when it's only exposition and not dialog. Kris is a strong and interesting character, and the others who are landed are also well-developed. These are people you like and want to know more of their story.
Susie Breck does a very good job of differentiating the voices of the characters, complete with all the accents - American, Irish, Australian, etc. - in spite of Kris being nearly the only woman's voice in the story.
If there is life on other Planets and they came to Earth, what would be their intentions? Would the be beneficent or have evil intentions. McCaffrey ..Show More »makes one case for a conquering Species that invades Earth and captures and enslaves millions while killing millions more. But there is more to this series than meets the eye. Are the invaders acting on their own, or is there an even more insidious species out there taking down planet after planet, galaxy after galaxy.
Susie Breck and Dick Hill make for a wonderfully full cast of voices and characters.
Although the story does further the plot left hanging in the previous novel, it is written in a very rough form. The lack of clarity in sentence stru..Show More »cture and the way the story jumps around almost make it seem as if McCaffrey's outline for the book was given to a very junior writer/editor team for completion. Details from the previous novels are incorrect or changed to suit the author, leaving little feel of continuity. One of the worst I've experienced from McCaffrey, it left me feeling unfulfilled rather than hungry for more.