Power Play (Google eBook)
Petaybee was growing up. Day by day, the sentient planet--like any child--was learning to recognize and understand the meaning of outside stimuli, to respond to those stimuli, to communicate its own needs and desires...even to use human speech.
But few outsiders truly cared for the feelings and intelligence of what they perceived to be a giant hunk of rock--or a mere oddity to be gawked at. Some came to worship the newly awakened soul. Some came by invitation, but without comprehension, to harvest the almost magically curative native plants. Big game hunters came chasing rumors of fantastical creatures that simply gave themselves up for the killing. And tourists came in droves, many of them searching for long-lost relatives among those whom Intergal had relocated to Petaybee during its colonization phase. The Petaybeans had their hands full trying to protect their beloved planet from the sudden influx of visitors.
Then some of Petaybee's staunchest champions--Yanaba Maddock, Marmion de Revers Algemeine, Bunny Rourke, and Diego Metaxos--were kidnapped. The perpetrators wanted Petaybee for its incredible mineral wealth. Their other attempts at plundering the planet had all failed, and now they were determined to force the Petaybeans to make a trade: the planet for the people. They simply didn't understand that such a bargain was impossible. For the only one who could speak for Petaybee was Petaybee itself--and no one knew what a living planet could do once it found its voice...
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Power Play (Petaybee #3)User Review - Brian Schiebout - Goodreads
Power Play by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the third book in the Petaybee series. The story fallows the events which occurred in Power Lines as the defeated enemies of Petaybee are ... Read full review
Review: Power Play (Petaybee #3)User Review - Michelle - Goodreads
A necessary read to bring conclusion to the Petaybee series... But the book mostly took place on a space station (not the planet itself), and the political maneuvering was tedious. Part of the charm ... Read full review