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Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey book review
So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground. But F’lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Ol Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again.
But F’lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed anymore dissent Paperbackpages. LessaF’larF’norBrekke.
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To ask other readers questions about Dragonquestplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 25, Judah Mccafrrey rated it it was ok Shelves: So, this is the second book of a trilogy, and then there’s another trilogy, and then some other books, and when you’ve tallied it all up, you have something like 27 books in the series. And I’ve read the first two, dragonqueet unless I get pneumonia and my reading time suddenly quadruples, I’m probably done, and I feel strange about it, because when all is said and done, I don’t hate these books.
The setting is imaginative. The stories move along at a good pace. The stories are interesting.
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If that was a So, this is the second book of a trilogy, dfagonquest then there’s another trilogy, and then some other books, and when you’ve tallied it all up, you have something like 27 books in the series. If that mccsffrey all their was to a book, this would be a pretty decent read. The characters are garbage. The heroes never make any mistakes, but they also never do anything interesting. If anything they do is surprising, it isn’t genuinely surprising, it just wasn’t foreshadowed.
The writing, the style? When I got to the end of the book, and I found myself wondering what happened in the next one, I had a flash of inspiration: I would much rather read the mdcaffrey summary than the actual plot. What I like about this series is the hierarchy, the relationships between people, the structure of the world, and how the events in the story impact that society.
But since I mccsffrey like or care about any of mccffrey individual people, it’s more than enough to just read what happened next, in bullet points or on a timeline. View all 4 comments. Again, this book teaches that the way to a woman’s heart is through dubious consent.
This time it’s just F’nor being a dick; horny telepathic dragons had nothing to do with it. Apparently our hero sees nothing wrong with having sex with a woman who is “fighting him. Her dragon wouldn’t permit it but a sound thrashing was what Kylara badly needed. No one likes Kylara because McCaffrey didn’t want us to like her. The woman is extremely dgagonquest.
But oh my god that does not make it okay for the hero to want to beat her. Despite Anne McCaffrey’s issues, which I knew about going dragonqusst this, I like this world enough to keep reading until she really pisses me off. In this book she addresses the tension between the modern and the old weyrs.
They have different ways of managing their societies and of course those ways clash so there’s some political maneuvering and palace intrigue type stuff while F’lar tries to rule all of Pern.
I liked this one for the science, the problem-solving, and the fire lizards. The plot’s pretty engaging too, when it isn’t broken up by pointless rambling. Lots of OCR errors and the section breaks aren’t marked; still it was in better shape than Dragonflight, which is funny because I actually read these two as an omnibus. I am able to just immerse myself into this world. I can feel like I belong there.
The characters are fantastically written and I feel myself becoming attached to them. There are also some that I just despise. I love this world that McCaffrey created. I love the history of it, but these books that I am reading now are at the heart of the world and what I loved about Pern.
This has been such a great reread. I am thoroughly enjoying reliving all of these events that were so long forgotte Fantastic. I am thoroughly enjoying reliving all of these events that were so long forgotten. So much goes on that it is hard to summarize. It is definitely not boring. There is always something happening. There is love and tragedy and perseverance.
Great series to read. Jul 22, Jerry rated it really liked it. In my review of DragonflightI compared that starter Pern novel to a series premiere of a television show; although it was a bit rough around the edges, it showed some signs of promise.
Dragonquestalthough still not perfect, was an improvement over its prequel. The story was just as good, and the writing was better. Now, I just hope that the upswing continues throughout the rest of the Pern series, as long as it is. Oct 09, Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, we found out dragons can travel in time as well as space, and people from the past don’t get along well with people in the present Oct 03, Stephen rated it it was ok Shelves: A decent sequel to Dragonflight.
The world created by McCaffrey was well done as was the description of the “link” between dragon and rider. The plot and some of the characters failed to keep my interest the entire time and I did find myself waiting for something to happen. Overall, decent but not great. I’ve always liked this book in the Pern series, probably more than I like Dragonflight.
I really like F’nor and Brekke and the introduction of the fire lizards. I love those cross-over books that feel like fantasy but you discover have a solid, SF premise dragonques. I absorbed the Pern books so long ago in my I’ve always liked this book in the Pern series, probably more than I like Dragonflight. I absorbed the Pern books so long ago in my reading life they were some of my first SFF, loaned to me by one of my father’s PhD students; she was my book provider for a long time in my teens that I don’t think I’ve ever really watched the progress of the story McCaffrey unfolded.
I remember I got a delightful surprise with The White Dragon and later Dragonsdawn as we really began to discover the Ancients oh, how Mccwffrey loved Dragonsdawn when it came out. Looking back now, with much older eyes, and reading aanne books in sequence, I can see that McCaffrey must have had the basic idea for the Ninth and First Passes from the beginning. The first setup came in Dragonflightbut that book was too full of world building, character introduction and the beginning of Threadfall for much to be done with it.
Here, it starts in mccaffret. I ate it up way back then, and I admit, I’m eating it up all over again. This book was originally published in and it mostly holds up. But, ouch, there are a few misogynistic moments that made me cringe. This was a matter for men to settle, F’lar thinks at one point, although at least he’d been thinking Lessa might be helpful the moment before. Later, someone F’lar again I think but my quote doesn’t include who was thinking it reflects It was too bad you couldn’t beat a Weyrwoman with impunity.
Her dragon wouldn’t permit it, but a sound thrashing was what Kylara badly needed. Well, she badly needed something, but I’m not sure a thrashing was it.
Neither attitude is acceptable, and if my son shows dragpnquest interest in reading these books when he’s older, I’ll be pointing that out to him. But all the same, I’m going to give the book a general pass for two bad passages written over 40 years ago. Not ignore them, but not stomp and throw the book either. I’ll encourage him to read them because they are good stories with generally good role models both male and female. All the same, it did make me go ouch. I’m looking forward to rereading the rest of the books and I’m hoping those problematic attitudes pop up less and less as the books’ publication dates get closer to today.
I’m seriously tempted to read Dragonsong to that 8 year old son I mentioned above, as I think he’s more ready for the tale and politics of Menolly and the fire lizards and the Harper Hall right now.
Pern and dragons and fire lizards and Thread!
It’s been a happy trip back down memory lane so far.