This is the first of the Anne McCaffrey books that I’ve read; I wanted to start with the Dragonriders, but there are more than 10 books in that series, so I decided to let it lie for another day. This book is the second in the Pegasus series, and usually I’m very reluctant to begin with a later book, because then I won’t ever read the earlier books. So two firsts for me with this one; make that three: the first time I’ve read about Mind-Powers (aside from punk literature, but that doesn’t count, usually) I’ll place this book as a tentative liker, I think I recognize this book and it’s writing as that of one which grows on you, as you advance within the series, you’ll learn to love the characters and cry and laugh with them. I also got a very skewed opinion about McCaffrey (regrettably) because this isn’t the best of her writing. That is not to say I didn’t like this book, but I’ve read much better ones (even in the so called punk-genre of Ereading). I’ll place the Pegasus series in a Must-read slot though, since it deals with the Mind, and that I like. Psychohistory anyone?