The Tower and Hive

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,627 ratings

The Rowan Publisher's Summary

Told in the timeless style of Anne McCaffrey, The Rowan is the first installment in a wonderful trilogy. This is sci-fi at its best: a contemporary love story as well as an engrossing view of our world in the future.

The kinetically gifted, trained in mind/machine gestalt, are the most valued citizens of the Nine Star League. Using mental powers alone, these few Prime Talents transport ships, cargo, and people between Earth's Moon, Mars' Demos and Jupiter's Callisto.

An orphaned young girl, simply called The Rowan, is discovered to have superior telepathic potential and is trained to become Prime Talent on Callisto.

After years of self-sacrificing dedication to her position, The Rowan intercepts an urgent mental call from Jeff Raven, a young Prime Talent on distant Deneb. She convinces the other Primes to merge their powers with hers to help fight off an attack by invading aliens.

Her growing relationship with Jeff gives her the courage to break her status-imposed isolation, and choose the more rewarding world of love and family.

©2007 Anne McCaffrey (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Rowan

    • Tower and Hive, Book 1
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654

    The kinetically gifted, trained in mind/machine gestalt, are the most valued citizens of the Nine Star League. Using mental powers alone, these few Prime Talents transport ships, cargo, and people between Earth's Moon, Mars' Demos and Jupiter's Callisto.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Story - Performance is lacking

    • By David on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Damia

    • Tower and Hive, Book 2
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    The Rowan was one of the greatest telepaths ever born, treasured by the people she saved from alien invasion - and loved by a young man who never hoped to win her heart. In spite of his feelings, Afra remained loyal to the Rowan. He stayed by her side and helped to raise her Talented daughter, Damia. raise her Talented daughter, Damia. Now, years later, Damia is a full-grown Talent of great power. But terrible alien voices echo within her mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two Lives Entwined

    • By Luke Gillis on 01-31-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Damia's Children

    • Tower and Hive, Book 3
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343

    Damia had deflected a previous attack on the human worlds and sent the aliens into deep space. Hungry for more living space, they return with plans to dominate, armed with knowledge of the psychic defense they can expect from humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Life For An Old Favorite.

    • By Thomas W. Harper on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 4

    • Lyon's Pride, Book 4

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Jean Reed Bahle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    The beautiful woman called The Rowan was the most powerful telepath on all the planets of the Alliance - until the birth of her daughter, Damia. Damia and her husband, Afra Lyon, were the most extraordinary team of telepaths the Alliance had ever seen - until the powers of their children began to emerge. Now the combined power of all these generations, especially the unique abilities of the younger Lyon clan, is needed to face once and for all the threat of the alien Hivers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Continuing....

    • By Farrell on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • The Tower and the Hive

    • Tower and Hive, Book 5
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    For generations, the descendants of the powerful telepath known as the Rowan have used their various talents to help mankind. They have led Earth to ally itself with the alien Mrdini, and together the two races have held back the predatory Hivers, a deadly insectoid species that kills all life it finds. But like all powerful families, the Rowan clan has also made enemies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrap Up

    • By Farrell on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $19.99