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Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey
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May 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: books-read-2012
Recommended for: Anyone who reads
Read 6 times. Last read January 3, 2012.

B&N Synopsis:

"The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed.

Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonets were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider...

And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed - Dragons!"

Anyone who is a fan of Anne McCaffrey - MUST READ! Anyone who is a fan of dragons - MUST READ! Anyone who likes a good story with elements of both Science Fiction and Fantasy - MUST READ!

Have I missed anyone? Basically, anyone who appreciates good writing, setting, characters, story, and pace needs to read this book. Really.

Now, anyone who has read one or two of McCaffrey's Pern books - what is wrong with you? How could you not be running out and buying all of them, and then reading them in order? This book is the beginning - the one that explains how it all started. And it is fascinating, and interesting, and highly addictive to read!

I know this isn't a substantive review - but this book is just so made of awesome, that I hate to spoil any of it - so this is essentially just a *squee* - and a MUST READ recommendation!

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