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The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey
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Jun 03, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, sci-fi

I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the books of this series.
I highly enjoyed the first two, but I was hesitant about the third one because of the shift in protagonists. Usually in series with lots of different characters and a book is devoted to a minor character, I dread that book. However, this was not the case with this book. The shift from Lessa, F'lar, and F'nor to Jaxom was extremely well developed. He was featured enough in the first two books and developed enough so that when I began the third book, it was a smooth transition. It felt completely organic and I never missed the main characters of the first two books.
The plotting of this book is gradual and more akin to some old school Tolkien-esque fantasy where each chapter could be its own self-contained story. At least it began this way. One adventure after another, and for a while seemingly unrelated, but everything came together and tied up very nicely.
This was my first experience with McCaffrey and I was not disappointed.
Now, I just need to get my hands on the rest of the series.
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Started Reading
May 31, 2011 – Finished Reading
June 3, 2011 – Shelved
June 3, 2011 – Shelved as: fantasy
June 3, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction
June 3, 2011 – Shelved as: sci-fi

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