Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern: (#4) Paperback – October 4, 1997
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About the Author
- Publisher : Del Rey (October 4, 1997)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 034541957X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0345419576
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.75 x 8 inches
- Customer Reviews:
"A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself." -Delia Owens Learn more
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This book follows Fort Weyrwoman Moreta during the latter end of a Fall. As if fighting Thread wasn't difficult enough to deal with, a devastating plague sweeps through all the weyrs and forts, completely decimating pockets of habitations. Working alongside Pern's Masterhealer and Ruathan Hold's new leader Alessan, Moreta tirelessly balances her Thread-fighting duties with helping to inoculate those of Pern's inhabitants who the plague affects: namely the humans and their herd beasts. Time is against them and so Moreta must 'time' it (go back and forth in time, which is a capability of the bioengineered dragon she is telepathically linked to) before a second wave of the plague strikes again.
It's a simple enough story, but the characters are so fully realized and the emotions and love story so nicely detailed that at the ending of the book, you can't help but set your reading device down (my Kindle in this case) and sigh with the bittersweetness of life. Anne McCaffrey was a brilliant writer. It's too bad she didn't pass her masterly skills of writing to her son Todd, who has done a terribly clumsy, awkward, and embarrassing job of trying to imitate his inimitable mother. My warning to you: Only read a Pern book if it has ONLY Anne McCaffrey's name on it. Don't read anything blindly doting mother and son collaborated on and definitely don't waste your time on any of Todd's pathetic solo efforts at blundering around in his mother's intricate universe.
had a reaction to a happening in a book as I had to this one. When I
realized what had happened I found my self sobbing as hard as I did when
I put my Great Dane down over 15 years ago. This book was one of her
first Pern books I believe as it was published in 1983. It was so well
written as far as emotions for the people and non-emotional/logical
thoughts of the dragons. I also have never written to an author but I
did try to send an e-mail to A. McCraffrey after I finished as I just
felt I had to tell her of my experience with this book. I hope she rec'd
it. If you want to start reading the Pern books this is a great one, of
course they are all very good. Her creations are the best, she thinks
of everything and why. Have a great ride!!
Thousand Oaks, CA.
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To be fair it kind of does but still seems pointless to me.... I may as well have turned on the news and been depressed of the goings on in the world, which also seems pointless...
On to the next book which is Nerilka`s story & the Coelura.... I hope this one is better....
So many parallels drawn without knowledge of what may happen.
Very skilfully foreseen and managed.