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There are dragons all over Anne McCaffrey's house. Some she's bought, but many have been made for her by adoring fans and given to her as gifts. I don't make dragons, of course. But whenever circumstances allow, I do try to bring her American bacon, something she can't get easily in Ireland, and something which she has taught all her friends there to love, as well! I remember the first time I went to visit her, when she was still living in her old, much smaller but very homey, house. My husband and I arrived at the doorstep, and she immediately began bustling about, frying up some of the bacon we'd brought and sharing a lovely late breakfast with us before sending us off to the hotel for a nap. She made us dinner that night, too--the one and only time in my life that I've actually liked shrimp cocktail. Maybe that's because if you squint your eyes and look sideways, shrimp are kind of dragonlike, and I was eating them in the right company!
--Shelly Shapiro, Executive Editor
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This novel is a novel of earlier pern. For those of you out there who had heard of Moreta, and wanted to know more, this book is for you! Read morePublished on May 11 2004
This book by Anne McCaffrey is about a sickness that begins to spread through the planet of Pern. Everywhere, dragonriders, holders, harpers, and healers alike are all dying. Read morePublished on March 3 2003
Although I have had the chance to tell her this personally, I must reiterate my fascination with her ability to slip real world issues into a tale without making the reader feel... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2003 by Jennifer A. Pool
One of my favorites in the Dragonrider of Pern Series (I love them all, though). The heart and courage of Moreta and Orlith are inspiring. Read morePublished on April 11 2002 by Tamara I Sandy
I thought that this book was very good. I like fantasy and science-ficiton books so I like Anne McCaffrey's books. I am going to read another book in the series next. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2001
If you like the Pern series, then you'll probably like this book. It's interesting, and full of likeable characters. The story itself is very enjoyable. I liked it alot. OkayPublished on June 25 2001 by Anne with an e
I like this story but it doesn't capture my attention the way some of the other Pern stories do. It does fill in some important info for Pern devotees and that, alone, would be... Read morePublished on June 3 2001 by Kim F.