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Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey
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Nov 04, 09

bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult
Read in January, 1994

Don't go into this book expecting much Menolly; this is Piemur's book. He's a pretty entertaining character usually so you'd think that's a good thing, but in this installment he manages to take a personal journey similar to Menolly's in Dragonsong, and frankly he gets a little boring.

We do get some updates on Menolly, but she's older and established within the Hall hierarchy, and McCaffrey's decided to explore other bits of the Pern landscape using Piemur instead. Again, this is good for getting a lay of the land if you're going to read the other Pern novels, but when I pick up the Harper Hall books for a reread, I frequently find myself leaving this one on the shelf. It's just not as engaging, and the plot's contained to this book, so you might not even notice the omission if you do read the rest of Pern without this one.
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