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The breathtaking saga of the second generation begins! It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But that is the lot of young Khorii -- daughter of the legendary Acorna and her lifemate Aari -- who must now follow her own destiny through a fantastic universe of wonders and perils. On a journey, Khorii's trip is delayed when he The breathtaking saga of the second generation begins! It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But that is the lot of young Khorii -- daughter of the legendary Acorna and her lifemate Aari -- who must now follow her own destiny through a fantastic universe of wonders and perils. On a journey, Khorii's trip is delayed when her ship encounters a derelict spacecraft floating aimlessly among the stars, its crew dead in their seats. Suddenly a planned visit by her parents has turned into a terrifying race against time as a deadly plague spreads relentlessly across the universe. Even the healing powers of the Linyaari cannot slow its horrific advance. And now Khorii, one of the few unaffected by the outbreak, must find an antidote -- before the scourge consumes everyone and everything in its path . . . including those she loves above all others.


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The breathtaking saga of the second generation begins! It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But that is the lot of young Khorii -- daughter of the legendary Acorna and her lifemate Aari -- who must now follow her own destiny through a fantastic universe of wonders and perils. On a journey, Khorii's trip is delayed when he The breathtaking saga of the second generation begins! It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But that is the lot of young Khorii -- daughter of the legendary Acorna and her lifemate Aari -- who must now follow her own destiny through a fantastic universe of wonders and perils. On a journey, Khorii's trip is delayed when her ship encounters a derelict spacecraft floating aimlessly among the stars, its crew dead in their seats. Suddenly a planned visit by her parents has turned into a terrifying race against time as a deadly plague spreads relentlessly across the universe. Even the healing powers of the Linyaari cannot slow its horrific advance. And now Khorii, one of the few unaffected by the outbreak, must find an antidote -- before the scourge consumes everyone and everything in its path . . . including those she loves above all others.

30 review for First Warning: Acorna's Children

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alayne

    I have enjoyed other Acorna stories, but this one started out being written in a very patronising manner as for a child - very Enid Blyton-ish. I almost put it away after the first chapter, but continued and it improved. I doubt Anne McCaffrey had much to do with it beyond the idea, and I think it was written entirely by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Not highly recommended, but enjoyable.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Soneaselene

    didn't like the writing much. really liked the world, but the characters were too one-dimensional.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Gloria

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Acorna and Aari decided that their daughter, Khorii, hadn't seen their family on Maganos Moonbase or on Kezdet in way too long. So with Captain Becker, RK, and MacKenZ, they leave for vacation. The Federation "requests" that Acorna and Aari help with a plague that has broken out. Quarantine is instituted in Federation Space. While Acorna and Aari are on their way to try to cure the plague, the reader is introduced to various planets/characters that the plague infects. Khorii and Khiin Acorna and Aari decided that their daughter, Khorii, hadn't seen their family on Maganos Moonbase or on Kezdet in way too long. So with Captain Becker, RK, and MacKenZ, they leave for vacation. The Federation "requests" that Acorna and Aari help with a plague that has broken out. Quarantine is instituted in Federation Space. While Acorna and Aari are on their way to try to cure the plague, the reader is introduced to various planets/characters that the plague infects. Khorii and Khiindi are dropped off on the moonbase, but food supplies are running low. She meets new friends, new enemies, and new adventures: Jana may be the only one left alive on a supply ship. Khorii, Khiindi, Elviiz, Hap and Sessili go up to try to save the adult, but are too late. Captain Bates and Merl follow after Captain Bates decides practicality wins and Merl decides that rationing food is not for him. Merl is a bully and eventually commandeers the ship to become rich, diverting the ship to a rich planet instead of trying to help people. Khorii and her friends escape and leave Merl on his rich plague-infested planet. Khorii can see the specks that make up the plague, and they are blue around the two Linyaari, but grey everywhere else. A gamer named Jorge helps with finding out that the plague targets people with higher hormone levels. Khorii saves Captain Becker and RK after Acorna and Aari become "Typhoid Mary" infectants. Provisions are made for them on the Linyaari homeworld. Khorii realizes that healing in water works better than any other means, so sick people are placed in a pool for her to heal them; she is near exhaustion when reinforcement Linyaari arrive. Khorii is determined to find those who started the plague in the first place.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Braiding

    Quick quick, we need to pay the electricity bill. Let's shit out another Acorna book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Another great addition to the series. I loved getting the chance to meet, and get to know, Acorna's daughter. I look forward to reading and learning more about her in the next two books.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I love the whole Acorna series. Now that she has a daughter, the Acorna's children series is like a Teen Fiction series. Not meaning in a bad way, but it's one of the times I've seen her deal with teen problems and issues in her books. So it might be appealing to a teenager. Love the whole Unicorn-alien world with Earth one of the colonies for the Ancestor Unicorns. But then there is the twist in this series that make it enjoyable, time travel. It's a good read especially if you like A I love the whole Acorna series. Now that she has a daughter, the Acorna's children series is like a Teen Fiction series. Not meaning in a bad way, but it's one of the times I've seen her deal with teen problems and issues in her books. So it might be appealing to a teenager. Love the whole Unicorn-alien world with Earth one of the colonies for the Ancestor Unicorns. But then there is the twist in this series that make it enjoyable, time travel. It's a good read especially if you like Anne McCaffrey. Try the other Acorna books as well.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Strange

    Great adventure within a very interesting reality of a planet with dragons--of many sizes. Watch out for the sensuality in some of these books. However, they're still worth reading--well written fantasy adventure with positive characters and decisions, with the ultimate triumph of the noble and good.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kira

    Another amazing collaboration between Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough! Incredible new characters intermingled with familiar older ones. There were twists and turns in "First Warning" that I didn't anticipate, and I cannot wait to see what else Khorii encounters on her journey to find the cure!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Marissa

    This first book about Acorna's children picks up a few years after the previous book ended, incorporating a new story line about Acorna's daughter with some plotlines from the previous books. This is a fun read, and it is great to get to know more about Acorna's children while still revisiting old favorite characters.

  10. 4 out of 5

    ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme

    I thought this series was done. Then I find out that she has children! Of course I had to pick up this book to see what is going on. We meet Khorii. Now there is another plague, but what is causing it? I did enjoy it because it is a Ms. McCaffrey story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mollie *scoutrmom*

    I've been reading the series in order, and find the quality of this one to be the best since the first one. As for theme and plot, it reads more like YA fiction than the others. I like the new characters that have been introduced, and look forward to reading the next one.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    Read October 2007 Read September 2006

  13. 5 out of 5

    George

    Good Sci-Fi story.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    Number 8 - really?! I read these because they're McCaffrey, but it's hard to reconcile myself to the fact that she spending her time writing about Acorna instead of about my beloved dragons.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    Haven't read the rest of the Acorna series, but I will give this one a read anyway.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl Lengyel

    First Warning (Acorna book 8) Another very enjoyable book in this series, bringing Acorna and Aari's daughter into the picture. Looking forward to reading the next book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    First Warning: Acorna's Children (Acorna, #8) McCaffrey, Anne this book is a dynamic story of Acorna's children, how they struggle to save their father, and the universe

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alice

    Overall I loved this series more than the original Acorna series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kate Millin

    Khorri Acorna’s daughter is a key part of fighting a plague that is killing people across the federation

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Very good book - good to be "back in the family". Interesting character development of the daughter and her relationships.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Terri

  22. 4 out of 5

    Patria

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

  24. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Ball

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lavanya Muller

  27. 4 out of 5

    Arbor Barrow

  28. 4 out of 5

    Eatbugs

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shane

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rex Jordan

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