Power Lines (Petaybee, #2)

Power Lines (Petaybee, #2)The first book was almost magical people and animals living in harmony with their world Now reality begins to creep in, through the greed and selfishness of people who prefer to manipulate others and gather to themselves than they need, and Peytabee won t stand for it. Yanaba Maddock S Short Lived Career As A Company Spy Had Ended The Moment The Planet Petaybee And Its People Had Adopted Her As One Of Their Own Now She Was Dedicated To Keeping Intergal From Exploiting And Wounding Or Even Killing The World She Had Come To Love For Intergal Persisted In Denying That Petaybee Was Sentient, And Nothing Would Stop It From Stripping The Ore Rich Planet Sentient Or Not Only Solid Evidence Would Convince The Company To Leave The Planet Alone, And For All Its Sentience, Petaybee S Communications Were Highly Subjective Indeed, Some Outsiders Seemed Entirely Immune To Its Voice So Yana And Her Friends Would Have To Find Some Other Way To Prove That The Planet Was Worth To The Company Alive Than Dead A good sci fi yarn could have done without the profanity and sexual content, though. This is the second novel in the Petaybee series and I want to start off with some trigger warnings for child abuse, both physical and mental, forced child marriage, attempted rape of a teenage girl and allusions to other girls in the past who were raped and abused Also animal abuse Most of this isn t graphic but it s not subtle either so just be warned that there are some bad men in these books They are portrayed as the villains and none of this horrible behavior is condoned or approved of and I think that comes off very clearly.This book introduces a lot of new characters There are a number of company board members and assistants who come to examine the claims of a sentient planet Some of them are good and are on the side of the colonists and some of them are greedy and evil The book continues to explore the relationship between Sean and Yana on the sidelines while the main plot focuses on their fight to protect the planet from being pillaged by the company They have strong allies but their enemies are also strong and they uncover a plot from within to help the company by killing off the sentient parts of the planet.We also get to meet a young girl called goatdung by the evil people who raised her and murdered her mother She runs away to avoid a forced marriage at the age of around 12, I believe and for a time lives happily with one of the telepathic and highly intelligent cats who live on the planet This cat, Coaxtl, becomes a surrogate mother until the child s real family is found But just when it seems like her life will finally be happy she is manipulated by an evil company board member who decides to use her for his own ends, bringing her right back to the horror she d run from and he s quite willing to trade her for what he wants I enjoyed this story and I do recommend it because despite the TWs The world is filled with bad stuff and bad people and it s rare that karma gives them what they deserve The plot was a little predictable in that I knew exactly who the little girl was as soon as she was introduced, but I loved her anyway. This is the 2nd book in the Petaybee series by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough The planet Petaybee was terraformed two hundreds years ago It is still an arctic world so it was forcibly settled by Inuit peoples from old Earth They have adapted to their new world and have thrived but they hold a secret form Intergal, the company who terraformed Petaybee and owns the rights to the entire planet When new mineral deposits are discovered, research teams are sent but many of them disappear and those that are found report strange sightings and even stranger animals They turn to disabled combat veteran Yanaba Maddock who is being forcibly retired there to investigate these occurrence She is supposed to gain the confidence of the native population and discover their secret but she soon finds herself on the side of the natives against the company In this one the fight to protect the planet and it s people from being taken over by Intergal continues Yanaba and her friends must try to prove that Petaybe is in fact sentient and that it will protect itself and the people and animals that live there There is action in this book as well as a developing story that spans the entire planet This book is better than the first one and makes me want to read the rest of the series. a comfortable enjoyable readAs are all McCaffrey s works, this book is well written, engaging and filled with likeable people human, animal and other along with their rather cardboard enemies The good guys win, of course, without taking too much damage though some of the secondary characters did go through horrific experiences off screen and all ends very well Despite how that sounds, I like reading McCaffrey books because they re comfortable reads and I enjoy her notions of intelligent animal species and the importance of living cooperatively with the planet one depends on She also values music, storytelling and crafts of all sorts, as they all reliably appear in her books, and so do I, so that s another pleasure for me The main issue I have with her writing are the predictably narcissistic evil bad guys and the over angelic good guys, both of whom limit the impact of her work and make it only pleasant Sometimes all you want is a reliably well written story that you know will end well, and McCaffrey always delivers one if those. I like this universe, and I like many of the characters in the series But this felt quite disjointed to me the curse of co writing, maybe There was too much going on the plotlines could have made two books and far too often the wrap up was a bit And it was all a dream I mean, it was never a dream, but the thing with having a sentient planet is that you can have all the deus ex machina you want Apparently There s at least one in this series, and I will read it, because a I m a completist, b I own it, and c I like Petaybee And Yana. The Petaybee TriogyThis is the third time reading this set and I enjoy it with each reading The characters are all specific to their roles I love to love the good guys and hate the bad guys I will continue reading these books for as long as I can The authors definitely know their character emotional tone levels B Maders Anne McCaffrey is an author I always enjoy reading I really loved the way this series started although I felt it lost a bit of its appeal as the books went on.I do find it to be a very fascinating world with great characters but I am not sure I love the formula of the story telling But I still quite like it. My main complaint is that the villains are just too bad Life seldom is as black or white Still, it is an enjoyable book.

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❴BOOKS❵ ✭ Power Lines (Petaybee, #2) Author Anne McCaffrey – Webcambestmilf.info
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Power Lines (Petaybee, #2)
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • English
  • 03 March 2017
  • 9780345387806

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