Dragon's Kin (Pern (Publication Order) #17)
Meanwhile, I had a lot of fun reading/listening to this. Dick Hill did the narration. And I think he did a better job acting ...more
On the strength of this went out and purchased the next 3 books of the Pern collection.
Do you have a favorite author? I do. Anne McCaffrey has been a staple reading diet of mine since my teens. My all time read and re-read titles being ‘The Ship Who Sang’, ‘Decision at Doona’ and ‘Restoree’. As Science Fiction/Fantasy authors go she is a classic, and now her son is following in her footsteps. I thought this was a recent release but find on my search of ‘The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey’ website that it was released in 2003.
Returning to the world An ...more
He got off to a rough start with some dense descriptions and nearly undecipherable family-trees. I slogged on. His skill warmed up a bit as the book went on but there were still quite a few places were fewer words would have sufficed.
I met a few characters who were okay. The best wasn't even a main character (though I ...more
Or...maybe not? :D I was pretty taken aback by the new story emerging from what I assumed was a dank and dull mine shaft. This book is actually an awesome addition to Pern, and I have to say, that's what I love about this series, long and varied as it is. It's actuall ...more
This was my first Pern novel and I've learned not to read anything written by Anne McCaffrey's son. I've yet to read anything by Anne, but I'm not going to let her son's terrible writing sway me from her. If she really ...more
In hindsight, I still enjoy reading the series in order written (versus actual chronological order of events). I especially like how McCaffrey shifts her point of view in different books, retelling the same events from someone else's p ...more
Returning to the world Anne McCaffrey created in ‘PERN’ is lik ...more
(view spoiler)[So Kinden is the youngest of 4+ kids (do we actually know how many siblings?) His sister gets married and moves away, the 2 brothers he shares a room with along with their father die in the mine accident. I *think* there was another older sibling who had married and moved away also.
The camp originally had 3 watchweres. 2 died in the mine, 1 got taken away by it's handler. Th ...more
It has been many, many years since I have picked up a Dragonriders of Pern book, and I was immediately reminded of why this series alone fills up a good portion of my bookshelves. Written by bo ...more
Purpose: to show if you wait good things will always come
-Genre plot: asction/adventure
Criticism: The New Story of Pern-Dragon's Kin- was written by Anne McCaffry. This book is a perfect story for th ...more
Before ordering this boo ...more
However, I found it difficult to stay engaged with this book - the plot jumped around a bit, especially at the beginning, the stories were compelling, then not, then compelling - it was very off and on again! Just when I would decide to give up on it, it would pick up again, only to ...more
It's 491 AL, 491 years after landing, and sixteen years before Thread is scheduled to return to Pern with the primary action taking place at Natalon's mine. It parallels Dragonsblood and Dragon's Fire.
The focus in this story is on the watch-whers. Most people despise them and feel they're useless. Silstra marries Terregar. Kindan rescues Natalon's family when ...more
A lot of people thought that the writing itself, the technical aspects, were lacking. They're not wrong. However, I consider this the first effort of Todd McCaffrey rather than a mediocre effort of Anne McCaffrey. Besides, I don't nitpick on technical aspects when the story is good.
A lot of people don't seem to like the non-dragons of Pern. There are a great many complaints about watch-whers and dolphins. In a strange way, I like them bet ...more
Beginning with the classic Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey has created a complex, endlessly fascinating world uniting humans and great telepathic dragons. Millions of devoted readers have soared on the glittering wings of Anne’s imagination, following book by book the evolution of one of science fiction’s most beloved and honored series. Now, for the first time, Anne has invited another writer to join her in the skies of Pern, a writer with an intimate knowledge of Pern and its history: he
Much as Kindan likes the watchwher Dask, he has ambitions to be a Harper and loves his time working with the settlement's Harper Zist. When his entire family, and Dask as well, are killed in ...more
Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two ...more