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The Masterharper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
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Mar 10, 12

it was ok

I normally like the Pern books, but this one fell sort of flat for me. The core drama revolves around the harpers and a particularly greedy man named Fax, who starts gobbling up Holds. There's very little to do with the dragonriders, although they do appear occasionally, and much time is spent on the main character's poor relationship with his father. Love interests also die surprisingly quickly, making it hard to care about them as characters or feel any involvement in the relationships.

It's a serviceable book, it just doesn't feel much like a Pern book, as nearly all of the plot could happen just as well anywhere.
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