- Audio CD
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Library edition (Nov. 28 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423333829
- ISBN-13: 978-1423333821
- Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 2.5 x 16.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 259 g
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
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About the Author
Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern® novels, is one of science fiction’s most popular authors. With Elizabeth Ann Scarborough she co-authored Changelings and Maelstrom, Books One and Two of The Twins of Petaybee. McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.
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Starting with those: in _Dragonseye_, we are given the tale of Artist Iantine and newly-Impressed greenrider Debera; we learn how the Harper Hall was founded; we get a fascinating glimpse at life on Pern in the Second Pass. The Chalkin plot was intriguing while it lasted. The new characters were, for the most part, wonderfully constructed, and I wish that there were going to be more books about them. I would love to find out how Iantine ends up!
However, most of the negative things said by other reviewers are also true, in my opinion. The cover: it's... um... bad. The portrayal of homosexuals: also not what I would hope for; Anne has shown that she can write sympathetic and realistic gay protagonists before (K'lon comes to mind), but for whatever reason, she didn't do so in this book. P'tero and M'leng are embodiments of too many negative homosexual male stereotypes--they seem more like living stereotypes than real people, in fact. The portrayal of heterosexuals: I'm not sure how many other people were bothered by the scene wherein K'vin and Zulaya 'realize their affections,' but the idea that women long to be sexually dominated by men wasn't one that thrilled me. The plot: the main plot of the book ends too soon, and in a way that was a little too pat for my tastes. Everything afterwards seemed anticlimactic, almost unnecessary, even though it was interesting material in its own right. And in general, there were just too many subplots for one book of this size; none were, I thought, handled as thoroughly as they deserved to be. I was left wanting more.
I really wouldn't recommend that newcomers to the marvelous world of Pern begin their explorations with this particular novel. _Dragonflight_ or the Harper Hall trilogy would be a better choice. _Dragonseye_ isn't a book that the fervent Pern fan could possibly miss, though--and even those who are somewhat less fervent should probably give it a try. It's definitely worth reading, even if it isn't McCaffrey's best.
We've already had several stories of Pern folks not convinced about thread coming back. I understand that this is a different generation, but it just didn't amaze me nor was it given a new and fresh out look on the plot of resistant holders etc.
It was not completly awful however, just not thrilling or a book I will reread as much as the rest of the Pern books.
New readers to the Pern series should note that this is the only book of this generation and doesn't have any lasting story to tell here. Read the other Pern books first then, if bored for something new, read this one...
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