By Margaret Ball, Anne McCaffrey
"Something's Alive In There!"
She was once a little lady, with a tiny horn within the heart of her brow, funny-looking toes, attractive silver hair, and several other curious powers: the power to purify air and water, make vegetation develop, and heal scars and damaged bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors chanced on her drifting in an break out pod amid the asteroids, followed her, and took her to the bandit planet Kezdet, a spot the place no questions are requested and the woman may possibly develop up free.
But Kezdet has its personal darkish mystery. The prosperity of the planet relies on a hideous exchange in baby slave hard work, administered by means of "The Piper" -- a secret guy with specified plans for Acorna and her powers. yet unfastened little ladies have a manner of turning out to be into freedom-loving younger ladies, and Acorna has unique plans all her personal. . .
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One canine tooth was, incongruously, shorter than its neighbours, as though it had never fully grown. ‘Nightmare, I shouldn’t wonder. ’ Kadijk let him stand up, and then growled at him. ’ The stranger nodded in the direction of Gray. ‘I’m much more worried about the man over there. . ’ Kadijk stood on tiptoe, and pushed his face close to the stranger’s. ‘Shut up,’ he said fiercely. ’ ‘Webber’s deputy,’ said the man calmly. ‘Police pathologist. ’ The tall man gestured at the teenage girl. ‘My assistant, erm, intern is Nurse Samantha Jones.
We’re at least thirty minutes from the TARDIS. ’ ‘Sam,’ he called after her in a hurt tone. ‘Let’s find your archaeologists and get some dry clothes from them. ’ ‘I think you may have taken a chill already,’ said the Doctor as he hurried to catch up. Sam followed the passageways that led down. At a couple of junctions she chose’ the route that seemed to have the sharpest descent. The tunnel walls narrowed to less than a metre at times, and she could feel sharper rocks in the floor pushing into the soles of her boots.
And there she noticed a further body, this one with a dried trail of blood from the mouth and down the long white neck. She snapped her gaze away, trying to find something to say. The Doctor pushed two fingers against her lips and shushed her. ’ There was a scuffling noise from one of the tunnel entrances. Sam shivered in her wet clothes. The Doctor stood in front of her, moving his head slowly from side to side as though tracking something. The shuffling sound got nearer. ‘When I say run. . ’ began the Doctor in a low tone.
Acorna: The Unicorn Girl (Acorna, Book 1) by Margaret Ball, Anne McCaffrey