DragonquestDragonfireAnother Turn, And The Deadly Silver Threads Began Falling Again So Thebold Dragonriders Took To The Air Once And Their Magnificent Flyingdragons Swirled And Swooped, Belching Flames That Destroyed Theshimmering 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 Oldtimers Could Breed Any Dissent Before His Brother F Nor Would Be Foolhardy Enough Tolaunch Another Suicide Mission And Before Those Dratted Fire Lizardscould Stir Up Any Trouble Cover Art By Michael Whelan 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, but 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 If that was all their was to a book, this would be a pretty decent read But it isn t.The characters are garbage They re cardboard 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 Also larg
Fantasy 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 He s also a big fan of domestic violence 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 Look, I didn t like Kylara either No one likes Kylara because McCaffrey didn t want us to like her The woman is extremely unsympathetic But oh my god that does not make it okay for the hero to want to beat her Ugh, Anne McCaffrey, Your Issues.Despite Anne McCaffrey s issues, which I knew about going into this, I like this world enough to keep reading until she really pisses me off I
Fantastic 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 a
In my review of Dragonflight, I 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 Dragonquest, although still not per
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 I ve always liked this book in the Pern series, probably than I like Dragonflight I really like F nor and Brekke and the introduction of the fire lizards It s also in this book that the characters really start to begin discovering their history and the technology of the Ancients, which is a trope I generally always really like in SF Fantasy I love those cross over books that feel like fantasy but you discover have a solid, SF premise underneath.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 I loved Dragonsdawn when it came out Looking back now, with much older eyes, and reading the 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 Dragonflight, but 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 earnest I ate it up w
2.5 stars 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 happ
I expect a certain amount of misogyny in fantasy novels, but I was disappointed in it from a female author Seriously the most interesting thing the female characters did in this story was when two of the female characters g
Summer Fantasy Fest read 16 These are peculiar books that are beginning to take on an interesting shape.The first novel is something I would probably describe as misogynistic, classist, and maybe racist in what it implies about genetic superiority , and for about half of this I was thinking the same thing It s odd reading a book written by a woman that seems pretty hateful towards women Not that women can t be misogynists it s just not what I expect out of a writer who is a woman.There s at least an implicit argument in these first two novels that men should take control and women should be docile and support their men, while also being sexually loyal to them, despite the fact that this society has done away with that form of sexual morality.Had I not read Dragonsong first which, chronologically, comes after this one , I probably wouldn t have continued, but Dragonsong is at least much kinder and supportive of women, and eschews traditional gender roles.But Dragonquest is actually a link between that traditional, patriarchal, and racist society presented in Dragonflight and the gradually opening up of society in Dragonsong We see the society change, evolve, become open The classism and totalitarianism and misogyny become eroded by new ways of thinking that develop in this novel, which is pretty cool.It gives all of this an intere

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Dragonquest
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • English
  • 07 September 2019
  • 9780345296665