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The Kleevi have destroyed narhii-Vhiliinyar and Hafiz has offered Acorna's people technology to bebuild their origional homeworld Vhiliinyar. First Acorna takes a search party to explore the old world so that everything will be recreated as it once was. Then people start to go missing including Aari, Acornas lifemate. The reason behind all this leads Acorna to the Friends (who saved her ancestors the origional unicorns) and their time travelling device.
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Eos, Dec 2001, 25.00, 320 pp.
ISBN: 0389978989

    On old Earth, unicorns really existed, but they were hunted into near extinction for their horns that could heal and purify any kind of matter. A space faring race rescued the few survivors of the magical beings and took them to a new world called Vhilinyar where they created the Linyaari race, a bipedal humanoid species with a horn that heals and purifies on their forehead.

    Their world was a peaceful and tranquil one until the Khlee race decimated it, making it unfit to live on anymore. Acorna, brought up outside the Linyaari people, is helping her people terraform so that they could once more live on it. Acorna and other members of her species conduct surveys on the planet when some of them mysteriously disappear. Some of Acorna's closest friends and her lifemate Aari are among the missing and the unicorn girl vows to do everything in her power, including working the space-time continuum to bring them back.

    ACORNA'S SEARCH is a great space opera that readers will enjoy for the sheer pleasure it gives the audience. The Linyaari and their homeland are so colorfully described that the reader feels as if they actually exist. There's definitely another installment of this fascinating series on the way because the authors left one very important threat dangling.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Time Travel:    -   into past and future equally Plotlets:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs    -   surviving natural elements on planet Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female    -   Female Alien Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   can read emotions    -   healing

Setting

Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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