StarBridge 5: Silent Songs

{4.5/5} “To the herd, the world consisted of warm water, easy travel, and good food. Through them, Jib had seen their River, traveled their ocean, tasted a hundred water plants, and and drunk the rich cream-laden milk of Taniwha’s mother. He’d wallowed in so many mental flavors, he had to be reminded to eat real food.”

StarBridge 5: Silent Songs by A. C. Crispin & Kathleen O’Malley, published in 1994

Tesa is still on Trinity, living with the Grus. Dr. Rob sends her a couple of students — her former roommate Jib, who may have Telepathic Sensitivity Syndrome, and K’heera, a Simiu who’s ashamed of what others in her family have done. They make contact with a new aquatic species — and then some aliens land who plan on taking over the planet.

This is a sequel to Silent Dances. It’s about working together, and paying attention to all your friends.

With an antagonistic species threatening our heroes, this is a fairly different book in the series — although also very successful. It feels a bit like an Uplift book.

This is the 9th book I’ve read by Crispin, and the 2nd by O’Malley.

I previously reviewed the 4th book in the series, Serpent’s Gift.

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