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PRAISE FOR ANNE M
C
CAFFREY'S FREEDOM SERIES

FREEDOM'S LANDING

“Not for nothing do her fans call the author ‘the Dragonlady'…She crafts a sci-fi adventure that will please followers of the genre and of the author.”

—
Dayton Daily News

“Exciting and totally convincing…There can be only more action in the sequels McCaffrey presumably plans.”

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Booklist

“The narrative hits an admirable groove.”

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Kirkus Reviews

FREEDOM'S CHOICE

“This episode of the Freedom saga is as exciting and convincing as the first.”

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Booklist

“The setting is crisp and expertly detailed, and the plot spins out smoothly…Readers will be eager for the next installment in the series.”

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Publishers Weekly

“A fun adventure. Plenty of new developments, some delightfully audacious.”

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Locus

FREEDOM'S CHALLENGE

“Another rousing episode…The action is fast-paced and riveting, and the characters—human and of other species—are well limned and exhibit great individuality. McCaffrey continues to amaze with her ability to create disparate, well-realized worlds and to portray believable humans, convincing aliens of varied sorts, and credible interactions between them all. A very satisfying tale.”

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Booklist

“A saga of desperate courage and the desire for freedom.”

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Library Journal

“A good read, full of interesting characters and space-opera action.”

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Locus

“Rip-roaring adventure no science fiction fan could possibly resist.”

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RT Book Reviews

FREEDOM'S RANSOM

“Touching and humorous.”

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Publishers Weekly

“McCaffrey is masterly at creating universes and characters so memorable that readers can slip comfortably back into [her] world…Full of humorous events as well as excitement, the fourth entry in McCaffrey's Freedom series will be relished by fans.”

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Booklist

PRAISE FOR THE BESTSELLING NOVELS OF ANNE M
C
CAFFREY'S TOWER AND HIVE SERIES

THE ROWAN

“A reason for rejoicing.”

—
The Washington Times

“One of the best McCaffrey novels.”

—
Locus


The Rowan
introduces readers to the Gwyn-Raven dynasty…complete with an interstellar love affair steamy enough to attract those not usually interested in science fiction.”

—
Calgary Herald

“A well-told tale…McCaffrey's popularity is immense and justified.”

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Booklist

DAMIA

“Dynamic.”

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Holds the reader spellbound [with an] artful weave of romance and humor that infuses her characters.”

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Calgary Herald

“McCaffrey interweaves an engrossing romance with a coming-of-age story as she examines the issue of responsibility in a society where survival depends on the abilities of a gifted few.”

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Publishers Weekly

DAMIA'S CHILDREN

“Winning, carefully developed young characters, an attractive alien society, and an enemy drawn with more than a touch of mystery.”

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Publishers Weekly

“McCaffrey's fans won't be disappointed…Fascinating in its exploration of the brain's potential and untapped powers.”

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The Calgary Sun

“McCaffrey skillfully combines elements of family, adventure, action, and the intriguing possibilities of psychic phenomena.”

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The Toledo Blade

LYON'S PRIDE

“McCaffrey's protagonists remain as warm and appealing as ever.”

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Publishers Weekly

“McCaffrey continues to spin a good tale…All in all, a rich, compelling novel.”

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Booklist

“Another exciting episode in the thrilling epic of the Rowan…Read and enjoy!”

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RT Book Reviews

THE TOWER AND THE HIVE

“Readers looking for intelligent, heroic adventure will find it here, and Rowan fans will be especially pleased at this felicitous closing of a popular SF series.”

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Publishers Weekly

“Fans of the series will plunge right in.”

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Kirkus Reviews

“The fifth installment in the author's Rowan series brings to a satisfying culmination the tale of three generations of a uniquely gifted family while leaving room for future novels. McCaffrey's skillful storytelling and fluid writing…make this a necessary purchase.”

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Library Journal

“McCaffrey maintains the high quality of characterization of humans and aliens alike, and, once again, she skillfully interweaves the plot threads, making it easy to follow the action on all fronts.”

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Booklist

Ace Books By Anne Mccaffrey

The Tower and Hive Series

THE ROWAN

DAMIA

DAMIA'S CHILDREN

LYON'S PRIDE

THE TOWER AND THE HIVE

The Freedom Series

FREEDOM'S LANDING

FREEDOM'S CHOICE

FREEDOM'S CHALLENGE

FREEDOM'S RANSOM

FREEDOM'S
LANDING

ANNE McCAFFREY

THE BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP

Published by the Penguin Group

Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA

USA / Canada / UK / Ireland / Australia / New Zealand / India / South Africa / China

Penguin Books Ltd., Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England

For more information about the Penguin Group, visit penguin.com.

FREEDOM'S LANDING

An Ace Book / published by arrangement with the author

Copyright © 1995 by Anne McCaffrey.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author's rights. Purchase only authorized editions.

Ace Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group.

ACE and the “A” design are trademarks of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

For information, address: The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.

ISBN: 978-1-101-65590-0

PUBLISHING HISTORY

Ace/Putnam hardcover edition / May 1995

Ace mass-market edition / June 1996

Cover art by Shane Rebedschied / Shannon Associates.

Cover design by Leslie Worrell.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.

This book is dedicated to the
memory of a special fan/friend,
Judy Voros.

Hope heaven had chocolate (but it must!).

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

L'envoi

Chapter One

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