Dragonriders of Pern – Book 2: Dragonquest – Anne McCaffrey

Robert,

So I listened to this one as an audiobook rather than reading it and wow it’s only like a 3-hour book. I’ve seen movies shorter than this book.

Title: Dragonquestdragonquest
Series: Dragonriders of Pern: Vol. 2
Author: Anne McCaffrey
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Dragons
Synopsis: 7 years have passed since Lessa went between times to bring to the future the old timer dragonriders. While they have been saved from the impending doom of the threads, all is not in harmony on Pern. Conflicts arise within the dragonriders and from the lord holders.
Recommendation: I really liked this. Still recommended for teens and adults if they can understand the sexual content and ideas.

 

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Dragonriders of Pern – Book 1: Dragonflight – Anne McCaffrey

Robert,

“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.

Title: Dragonflight61975
Series: Dragonriders of Pern: Volume 1
Author: Anne McCaffery
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
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.

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What to Expect in 2017?

We’ve got some big series we’re going to try and take on which should prove quite the challenge. These are series we’re familiar with but haven’t tackled from beginning to end. Hopefully you’ll enjoy watching us slog through mountains of books and maybe even a little inspired to (re)read a big series too.

61975Jared could eventually take on the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. This beloved series has 26 novels and 6 shorts with the latter books being written with or by her son Todd McCaffrey. He’ll wade in and see if it’s worth the hype.

Much of the draw of series is it’s intricately detailed culture and characters. Add dragons and an intriguing mix of pseudo-Fantasy and Science Fiction and it’s easy to see why fans of this series are so devout.

Additionally, Jared might delve deeper into the Realm of the Elderlings series by Robin Hobb. That is if his read of the first three books in the series goes well. The series boasts impressively hefty volumes although there are only 24 of them, but it’s still on-going with the next one coming out this spring.

dragonlancedragonsofautumntwilightRobert is returning to the much loved Dragonlance series, starting with the core novels written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. While there are hundreds of books in this shared world series only 32 makeup the core.

Dragonlance is a fond favorite for both the Brothers. Magic, dragons, and deities meddling at every turn. It’s a series so epic in scale it took dozens of writers to just scratch the surface…..and it’s nowhere close to finished.

Additionally, Robert will continue to chip away at the Forgotten Realms series by R. A. Salvatore. Another massive series with 41 novels. He’d never actually read one until a few months ago and there’s a long way to go.

“But wait,” you may be asking, “there are only 52 weeks in a year. Aren’t you going to read other books too?”

And to that we say, yes. Of course we are going to read other books. It’s why these series may take years to complete. Robert plans to read a Dragonlance book a month, which if you do the math will mean he’ll finish the core novels in August of 2019. Jared is unpredictable, often reading what he fancies and even if he did one a month that’s still 2 years for either series.

Rest assured we’ll be reading lots of books from different series and who knows there might be other gargantuan series we might pick up but for now we’re taking it one page at a time.

The Brothers

What to Expect in 2017?