Special 20th Anniversary Edition, featuring a new introduction by Mercedes Lackey! Successful SF writer Anne McCaffrey and hot fantasy author Mercedes Lackey collaborate on this heartwarming tale of a little girl's search for a long-dead race of starfarers - set in the same universe as McCaffrey's bestsellers The Ship Who Sang and PartnerShip . When seven-year-old Tia falls mysteriously ill while on an archaeological dig with her parents, she attributes it to the EsKays, a race whose artifacts are scattered throughout the galaxy, but whose fate remains an enigma.
Anne McCaffrey was the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern(R) novels, the Brainship series, and others. She remains one of the most popular science fiction authors of all time. Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times best-selling author of the Bardic Voices series and the Serrated Edge series (both Baen), the Heralds of Valdemar series, and many more. Among her popular Baen titles are The Fire Rose, The Lark and the Wren, and The Shadow of the Lion (with Eric Flint and Dave Freer). She lives in Oklahoma.