Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Pern (Chronological Order) #12)
An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds, and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr. Her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch; spring had made a glorious debut; the Gather at Ruatha Hold was extremely merry; and Moreta was enjoying the attentions of Alessan, the new Lord Holder of...more
More lists with this book...
Did we all get taught this concept the same way?
It didn't take me long to learn that this was absurdly wrong. The climax occurs very close to the end of the narrative, not in...more
A flu-like plague begins to spread across the land, and it's up to her and her dragon to help find a cure.
This book is one of my top 5 favorites from Anne McCaffrey... I won't give away the ending, but it makes me cry each and every time, I'm not going to lie about it. I'm a wimp, what can I say :)
This story is not centered around a supposedly incurable virus. That virus is merely part of the setting. The climax of the story did not happen when the cure for the virus was discovered (as the above mentioned reviewer surmised)...more
I was kinda reluctant about starting it; it's been a few months since I've read my last Pern book, and I had this feeling that it was gonna be slow and a bit boring. How in the world could I forget the wonder that is Pern as a world and as a book series, I seriously don't know.
This book is set in the past (if we consider the present the time in which the first two trilogy were set), describing a part of the life of one of the most famous Dragonwomen in the hi...more
First of all, she tends to introduce far too many periphery characters, cities, and locations simply for the purpose of creating bizarre names, which I find very confusing as a reader. Secondly, McCaffrey indulges herself a bit too much...more
Throughout the book, Moreta, Holders and Crafters alike deal with death of friends, family and other loved ones. This, however, does not stop Moreta and other dragonriders, along with Lord H...more
However, the ending seemed a little too abrupt, considering how future generations of Pernese evoked the drama of the final moments of Moreta's ride (and if you've read other Pern books that allude to her famous journey, you'll understand). McCaffrey's description of the...more
In a way this is kind of female power wish fulfillment fantasy. But it's really weird to read this now that I understand some of the references in a way that I didn't before. (On that note: a heterosexual man is "fully male" but a h...more
It starts with a light romance, before delving into a mysterious plague brought from the deserted southern hemisphere of Pern. The dragonriders of pern are affected, and thread (the deadly burrowing acid which falls from the sky when the red star passes) is upon them. How do they manage? With the wit and cunning of weyrleader Moreta, who is a strong leader.
Despite the sombre tones this remains a very enjoyable book. It reminds us of the wonders...more
And Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern was a fun chapter in this series. It had a good story and provided a lot of insight into how the weyrs and holds function on a day-to-day...more
1. I like a happy ending. If it's not going to be a happy ending, I want there to be a good reason why, not just have it happen for shock value (which is what this seemed like to me). I get that things don't always turn out well, but this was just a festival of grief and depression and the fate of Moreta as it was written seemed unnecessary.
2. I had a hard time putting this one in...more
This is one of her best works and Moreta one of her strongest characters, though Anne has long been lauded for her use of strong female characters.
Moreta is beautiful and poised and wins my admiration, particular has she hitches her skirts and checks out the runnerbeasts down in the pickets.
[After writing this, I read a review by Icarus (below) which is more reflective and better thought out than mine.:]
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