Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
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
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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
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
The Pern series overall swept me away. I remember reading the first trilogy and wishing with all my heart that it was real, that I could bond ...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 :) ...more
Because Pern is a happy world. A kind of STAR TREK:TOS with dragons. The good people are noble and true and hardwork ...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
Addendum 1/2020 Moreta is likely one of my favorite titles in the series after the first: Dragonflight. We see mature people determined to carry out their responsibilities even if others i ...more
On top of that, I forgot how it ended and oh. /Oh/ ...more
The story, which takes place nearly 1000 years before Dragonflight and the Harper Hall trilogy, involves a planet-wide plague of mysterious "flu" and the efforts of the people of the plane ...more
But then that ENDING OHMYGAH. I have so many FEELINGS right now and that makes me think it was a GREAT book.
For fans of the Pern series, you will find this similar to the other books; lots of peoples names to remember (I just have to accept the fact that I’m supposed to know who they’re talking about but I just DONT.) and very elabo ...more
I loved Moreta! She was a strong woman who wasn't in your face about it like so many are these days. She cared deeply for everyone and it is that love and care that lead her to doing what she did, saving everyone from the sickness that swept the planet!
(and this is extra relatable now in the 2020's with our own planet wide sickness)
The story is just utterly gripping, marvelous, realistic and heart breaking!
Of al ...more
Writing Style: 3/5
McCaffrey and Pern fans need not worry about this seventh in the series, Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern. Readers who enjoyed the original trilogy will find more of the same here. McCaffrey puts into it the things that she has shown herself to be adept with: relatable characters that one will eagerly support and a slow exploration of the social life of those characters. The book gives us a new crisis, one that could be – and has been – told in ...more
I don't deny for a moment that Anne McCaffrey's Pern books can be dated and definitely can be problematic, but she sure could write a rollicking good story and I'm going to carry on enjoying them as such and continue my reread through her bibliography. ...more
Not my very favorite of the Pern books I think, but still a good part of the series - and it did make me cry there at the end.
After reading the sagas of the dragon riders of Pern and the Harper Hall tales I became a big fan of Benden Wheir people. So it was a bigger adjustment than I thought to now think of Fort Wheir as the most important of the Wheirs. I also started becoming accustomed to how Pernese, and especially dragon people, view their sexual lifestyles but it was ...more
Although I like the book and got caught u ...more
I enjoyed the character Moreta. Compared to her biggest fan years later, Lessa, she is a nice mix of carefree and responsible, depending on the situation. I think she is my favorite Pern weyrwoman so far.
Sh'gall was a raving lunatic. Really one-dimensional character for a man. Alessan interested me, and I liked his "forbidden" romance with Moreta, but it wa ...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 brothers: Hugh McCaffrey (deceased 1988), Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.
Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High Scho ...more