Nerilka's Story & The Coelura (Pern (Chronological Order))
Her quest to help wherever she was most needed led...more
She is not pretty, has no friends and essentially no family. She encounters ridicule and scorn from those who know who she is and question her motives.
And I don't understand putting together two stories that have nothing to do with one another.
The Coelura is not a Pern story, is completely unrelated scifi, and not even good scifi at that; the story is confusing, and as many other non-Pern stories by Anne McCaffrey, is slow and difficult to read.
The latest of McCaffrey's romantic Pern novels expands on the tale of a minor character in Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern. Young Nerilka is considered unattractive and overly serious in her own hold, where her peremptory father installs his mistress immediately after his wife's death. Angry and frustrated, Nerilka uses her medical training and her access to the supplies her father is hoarding to help combat the plague sweeping Pern, which has already claimed her mother and si
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