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
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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 :)
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
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
Because Pern is a happy world. A kind of STAR TREK:TOS with dragons. The good people are noble and true and hardwork ...more
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
Re-read 4/4/16-4/8/16 the hardcover Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern.
Totally forgot I read the book a long time ago. It was still just as good! 4.5 stars for me! Wonderful characters and story. Vivid but the story has a sad and bittersweet ending. To add to the distress of Thread a plague is upon the land.I cried near the end!=0(
Moreta and the borrowed dragon she was riding did not return from "between." I loved Moreta and did not want her to die. Such a terrible ac ...more
Nous allons y rencontrer Moreta, dame du Weyr, qui possède donc une reine dorée. Tout est au beau fixe avec différents rassemblements dans les Forts, les gens dansent, chantent, participent à des courses, peuvent découvrir de nouveaux spécimens animaux du continent méridional, une belle ambiance de fête, peu avant la chute des Fils, mais tout est sous contrô ...more
Once the plot got started it was pretty straight forward. No questions were raised, no antagonist or actionable problem.
Maybe it gets better, but even the writing style was dull to me. I can't believe a Planet with dragons and organic killing spores raining from the sky could be so monotonous. ...more
The first third-or-so of the book just didn't catch my attention. There were too many characters and too many small events happening all at once and it was hard for me to keep track. This is the only reason why I reduced a star from the rating.
After seeing the events a bit more clearly my interest w ...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