Maelstrom

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Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2008 - Fiction - 298 pages
In Changelings, bestselling authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough returned to the sentient planet Petaybee with a story of growth and transformation in the face of deadly new threats. The telepathic, shapeshifting twins Murel and Ronan found that Petaybee had plans for them as well. Now those plans begin to bear fruit with fresh possibilities . . . and dangers.

MAELSTROM

Now that Petaybee is forming a new equatorial island, the planet has agreed to harbor a group of new refugees, workers indentured to the powerful InterGal Corporation. But the mission to collect the immigrants becomes a rescue operation when it is revealed that InterGal is doing nothing to help these survivors of a world devastated by a meteor shower. Murel and Ronan set out to persuade the frightened refugees to come out of hiding, leave their world, and bring along their sacred totem animals, the gifted sea turtles called the Honus. But the twins discover that they've taken on more than they expected: The Honus are not the only animals sacred to the refugees. There are also the Manos, intelligent sharks who have lost none of their predatory habits–and who cannot be left behind to die.

When the Manos are released into Petaybee's waters, a tragic misunderstanding endangers the whole resettlement operation. At the same time, the mysterious sea otters who once rescued the twins' father are suddenly revealed to be much more than they appear to be.

Now it is up to Ronan and Murel, with the intrepid assistance of their river otter friend Sky, to smooth the waters before a maelstrom of revenge destroys Petaybee's harmonious way of life.

But even as the twins uncover startling new facts about Petaybee's past that will change everything they thought they knew about the planet, the forces of InterGal are gathering, preparing to strike. . . .


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MAELSTROM: Book Two of The Twins of Petaybee

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The young heroes of Changelings (2005) depart the planet Petaybee, then return for more adventure.Twins Ronan and Murel are changelings, able to take seal form on their home planet of Petaybee, which ... Read full review

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This was an OK read but the story seemed to be geared to a much younger audience the almost felt like I was reading a middle school book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
24
Section 4
33
Section 5
41
Section 6
57
Section 7
65
Section 8
74
Section 16
172
Section 17
176
Section 18
186
Section 19
194
Section 20
204
Section 21
213
Section 22
227
Section 23
237

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
126
Section 14
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Section 15
147
Section 24
245
Section 25
253
Section 26
268
Section 27
278
Section 28
285
Section 29
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About the author (2008)

Anne McCaffrey, one of the world's most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of PernŽ series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, winner of the Nebula Award for her novel The Healer's War, is the author of numerous fantasy novels. She has co-authored nine other novels with Anne McCaffrey. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

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