In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Dragonriders of Pern series, Gigi does her mother proud, adding to the family tradition of spinning unputdownable tales that recount the ...more
I am proof that it can be done...….I have never read any of the Dragonriders of Pern novels, started with this book written by Anne McCaffrey's daughter Gigi and survived. Not just survived, but actually thrived and understood what was happening. If you are like me, in the evidently small group of fantasy novel readers who have never dipped their toe into a Pern book, take heart and ...more
I really wanted to like this. I wanted to love it. I grew up devouring the Pern books. Menolly is one of my favorite characters of all time. Lessa isn't far behind her. I was vaguely disappointed by the Todd McCaffrey books, so I really wanted this to be good.
It . . . was not. I didn't finish it.
The book suffers from showing instead of telling, infodumping, ridiculous dialogue, and shallow characterizatio ...more
For those of you who have lo ...more
It felt so good to be back in Anne McCaffrey’s world of the dragons, riders, and harpers of Pern.
In Dragon’s Code, Anne’s daughter Gigi takes over the reins from Anne’s son, Todd, and brings us Piemur’s story during the time of ...more
Seamless was the word that occurred to me. An avid reader of McCaffrey from when Dragonflight burst onto the scene I was so surprised and delighted by another Pern story told from the perspective of the once singer Piemur. His readjustment to life with the changes to his voice, his disappointments and quest to find a different place within the dragon halls form the background from which the action springs.
The time is in the now but the challenges face date back to the oldtimers ...more
by Gigi McCaffrey
By fortunes providence I spent my birthday reading through this book. What a gift. When we Lost our Dear Anne McCaffrey in November of 2011, I mourned the loss of these stories. Although I read and enjoyed Todd McCaffrey's time in the sandbox, I also mourned the loss of his books when he stopped publishing. Anne McCaffrey has always been my favorite since I was in seventh grade and was given Dragonsinger to try. I have and ow ...more
Piemur has always been one of my favorite characters, in this we have his side of things when Southern dragonriders plot to take a queen egg and would be holder ambition upon the lands of Ruatha Hold meet. Piemur's anxiety over his changing voice and urgency to prove his value to Harper Hall as something of a spy, map maker and teacher amidst it all too.
Through Piemur's eyes we see Benden's queen egg was stolen and mysteriously returned. ...more
This new tale is set in Anne McCaffrey’s world of the Dragonriders of Pern, but is written by her daughter, Gigi McCaffrey. While there are of course dragonriders in the story, this one centers on Piemur, a young journeyman Harper, who grew out of his ability to sing and so must make a new career for himself. Piemur has been on undercover assignment spending time around the Oldtimers. They are the dragonriders and their dragons who came forward in time to help teach the current people h ...more
In this instance, the major events surround the theft by rec ...more
היא לקחה דמויות מוכרות ומרתקות ושיטחה אותן לקרטון. כתיבה גרועה וסיפור לא מעניין. ממליצה לשמור מרחק, במיוחד אם אתם קוראי פרן וותיקים. בתור פיצוי הולכת לקרוא קצת פאנפיקים בעולם. בנתיים ממה שדגמתי, הם כתובים הרבה יותר טוב מהספר הזה
What really bothered me about this book (besides that it was so boring) was that ...more
While this story definitely had a different feeling than the original series, it reminds me a lot of the previous books in a good way. This book was written by Anne McCaffrey's daughter, Gigi. I think Gigi really had a good grasp of her mother’s ...more
I was over the moon to read a new perspective of the Southern Continent and Piemur's activities after Dragondrums. McCaffrey did an excellent job of reminding those of us who haven't visited Pern in a while of the events leading up to Piemur's assignment on the Southern Continent.
In the past, we've read about the current Weyrleaders' perspective of the Oldtimers. It was slanted to favor the current Weyrleaders and their decisions; ho ...more
Piemur, mischievous young harper boy, is growing up. His voice has broken, and he doesn’t sing anymore, spending all his time mapping and spying for the Masterharper, and wondering what to do with his life.
I’m glad I went back to Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight before reading this, because Gigi McCaffrey’s book takes place not long afterward, and references many of Dragonflight’s key moments. It’s essentially a gap-filling book in the series – fill...more
This book was supposed to be about a new character/hero in the Anne's Dragon world. Instead, her daughter took this book from Anne's book, The White Dragon, changed the events and made it appear to be her vision of Pern.
Anne's Son Todd, wrote many books in his Mother's world, and stayed true to the story line, not completely change what happen ...more
First and foremost – I can’t believe how quickly time flies! Did you know that this year marks the fiftieth anniversary for the Dragonriders of Pern series? Okay, I can’t really comment on how quickly that time actually flew, not being alive for half of it…but still. It feels like just yesterday I was picking up my first book by Anne McCaffrey and losing myself in her words. So it seems right, in a wa ...more