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Dragonquest

Dragonquest

Written by Anne McCaffrey

Narrated by Dick Hill


Dragonquest

Written by Anne McCaffrey

Narrated by Dick Hill

ratings:
4.5/5 (116 ratings)
Length:
12 hours
Released:
Oct 25, 2005
ISBN:
9781596009868
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground.

But F'lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed anymore dissent... before his brother F'nor would be foolhardy enough to launch another suicide mission... and before those dratted fire-lizards could stir up any more trouble!
Released:
Oct 25, 2005
ISBN:
9781596009868
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Anne McCaffrey, a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner, was one of the world's most beloved and bestselling science fiction and fantasy writers. She is known for her hugely successful Dragonriders of Pern books, as well as the fantasy series that she cowrote with Elizabeth A. Scarborough that began with Acorna: The Unicorn Girl.



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4.6
116 ratings / 22 Reviews
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  • (4/5)
    The continuation of the story of Pern started in Dragonflight. I really love this series. I do get a little miffed at the "women" being regulated to the kitchen and the housework. But the introduction of the fire lizards in this story is wonderful.
  • (3/5)
    Seven years later the heroic rescue of Dragonflight brings unfortunate consequences; quarrels between the reactionaries and the more forward looking. Further tensions are caused by more technological discoveries, the newly discovered fire lizards, and a thoroughly self-centered dragon rider. Also, the baby from Dragonflight is now a teenager by the end of the book and has plenty of agency. Hints of the high technology past emerge and so does new tech, with improbable speed. A very interim book, but the turn to internal dissension as the pass continues works well. The sixties sexism continues excruciating.
  • (4/5)
    I don't know why it ends up taking me so long to read these books, I like them, I am engrossed, I do end up spending some time looking up words in the dictionary for sure. McCaffrey is a brilliant writer and she's increased my vocabulary without a doubt. I wish...-there was more Lessa in this book and her psychic abilities (which should be way more useful than they are used) -i had a better understanding of how they move between times, because why could they not have stopped the lady dragon fight if they can time travel? I must be missing something here. -they spoke more about what happened to Kylara and like...did Meron just have a chip on his shoulder? what was his deal? What happened to him? I fell like there were some key points not wrapped up here, just kinda left.-the idea of different types of abilities was more fleshed out (like Jaxom and Brekke's abilities to hear any dragon) other than these small things, I loved this book. McCaffrey suggested to read the Harper Hall series prior to reading the next book (The White Dragon), so while I await that series to come to me, I'll have to go on to something else. I suppose all of my wishes above may be answered in one of the many many many dragons of pern books anyway.
  • (3/5)
    F'lar and F'nor handle more politics in the second Pern book. Can they invent the telephone? Can they find grubs that eat thread? Can they give all the noblemen of Pern a firelizard of their own? Can the haughty Oldtimers get used to the ways things are done now, 400 years in the future?
  • (4/5)
    A re-read of an old favorite.
  • (4/5)
    Not quite as good as the first book (and there are some inconsistencies) but it's still really good. I like how this volume shows a different side to the characters introduced in the first book.