I enjoyed this book where once again we are pioneers on a new world, trying to cultivate the land. I find this concept interesting and I enjoy it so much when it is fantasy. Somehow, when it is the "wild west" westerners I am totally turned off. Anyway, back to this story, I wanted to learn more about the planet - Petaybee. It is kind of the Mother Gaia concept. I liked Yanaba and her snarky attitude. After reading so many of Ms. McCaffrey's books, I'd have to say that her heroines may have different names and different occupations, but they are all starting to seem similar.