"... A richly detailed construction... " C J Cherryh
A planet has been enslaved... and he is the only person who can set them free.
Geoff Latimer works for the Ethnic Federation to protect peoples unable to defend themselves against others - like Terrans, and Deliyans.
But when he finds himself in the eerie land of Pa-Liina, he encounters a strange power. What appear to be simple stones are in fact beacons of music, projecting sound and filling whoever encounters them with bizarre new sensations. The ethereal essence to these 'stones that sing' has caused an entire race of people to be enslaved.
Caught between the oppressor and the oppressed, Geoff is almost out of his depth.
With the aid of native Nedra, a priestess, Geoff finds himself solely responsible for the liberation of these burdened people. But he is not alone in this fight: Nedra speaks of a 'Goddess' who can offer Geoff and his companion Tahn guidance on their quest.
But can they complete their mission and break the people of Pa-Liina free from the control of their persecutors in time?
The Singing Stones is a gripping space opera and classic of the science-fiction genre, filled with heroes and villains on a quest to destroy one another.
Praise for Juanita Coulson:
"Coulson works on an enormous canvas - sometimes almost overwhelming. The characters are always memorable." Marion Zimmer Bradley
Juanita Coulson is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She is also widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting; she has won several Pegasus Awards for her filking. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband "Buck" (Robert Coulson). Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958-1967; it won the award in 1965, thus marking Coulson as one of the very first women to be so honored.
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Used availability for Juanita Coulson's The Singing Stones
December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition