Colonists from Earth set out to protect their new home, Pern, from the deadly spores that fall from the sky and devour everything in their path. Fantasy fiction from one of my favorite authors.
Really good introduction to an entirely new world...made me want to read all the others that followed.
The start of the Pern series. What's not to love? Great book, fantastic series. One of my all time favorite authors!
My favorite Pern book, hands down. It focuses on different characters in the Landing party without getting jumbled, and weaves them together in unexpected ways. I love the antics of Sorka and Sean, and it is so much fun to watch them grow - seeing how they mature and how they don't. ;) This book will also tug at your heartstrings with the story of Sallah Telgar and others. All around an interesting, diverse read.
Read it now. :D
This Prequel to Dragonriders of Pern was written later in the Dragonriders series, but gives us all the details of the original creation of the dragons. At this period in the colony, Pern while cut off from civilization still has scientific technology - most notably genetic engineering. In a well written fantasy-history Anne McCaffrey creates life-like characters with skills, virtues, flaws and driving forces, along with a compelling plot line. She went to some lengths to assure the prequel would be consistent with everything already written about Pern. So fans of the series should enjoy filling in the missing details by reading this "history".
This book explains how people first settled on Pern, originally unaware of the danger of thread.
The first book in the story of Pern - The landing, creating dragons -- Very good.
The book that tells how Pern, and those amazing dragons, began. All the Pern books are wonderful. This one isn't my favorite, but I do like how it explains the origin of the dragons and various parts of the Pernese government and structure.
wonderful story, provides much background for the founding of Pern. I have read and re-read many times this wonderful series and have enjoyed the rich visualizations and characters. With that said... this abridged version, only 2 cassettes, would not be the best choice for someone who has never heard the series or has no idea what the story may involve. It is well narrated and performed by Adrienne Barbeau, but way too short. I kept thinking I had skipped a side or lost another cassette, and I know the story. Very, very abridged and in that spirit it was a disappointment.
This is a great book and I love the Pern books.
According to an "official" guide, this book is #9 of 16.