“Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon! Strike me down with all your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!” -Emperor Palpatine
Is this accurate? This is the feelings I’m getting from you because I am reviewing Dragonsriders of Pern first.
Series: Dragonriders of Pern: Volume 1
Author: Anne McCaffery
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Dragons
Synopsis: Lessa is a young girl who’s life changes when the dragonmen come to her Hold on the Search for a new Weyrwoman. Dragonriders protect the world from the Threads a dangerous enemy from another planet.
Recommendation: I can not say enough good things about this book.
I have read a few books in this series before.(Actually, they were books you had) I first heard about Dragonriders of Pern from a high school assignment to read a chapter/short story and write something about it. I don’t remember much about the assignment but I remember thinking this is the coolest thing ever, reading about dragons for school!
The story is not very long, complex, nor all that surprising, but it is an introduction, like a prologue, into a whole new world. Anne McCaffery and her son Todd have written 23 novels in this world, from 1967-2012. If you want a long and diverse series to dive into this is a great option.
To me, at least the characters are full of life and engaging. I hope they have the depth to survive more books and still be interesting. The setting and culture are fascinating, with what seems like a long history and a deep heritage. There is just this one little thing which seems like it will create many, many plot holes in the future. Oh, and I love the way she looks at dragons.
I know you enjoy this series, but wonder what you will find of it after your analytical reading this last year.