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Book Reviews of Dragonheart (Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern)

Dragonheart  (Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern)
Dragonheart - Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern
Author: Todd J. McCaffrey
ISBN-13: 9780345491145
ISBN-10: 0345491149
Publication Date: 10/28/2008
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

3 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Dragonheart (Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
In this latest Dragonriders of Pern novel, Dragonheart, we meet Fiona, the only surviving daughter of Lord Bemin. This is her story as she impresses a Queen dragon and her adventures as an up and coming Dragon rider. I thought this was one of Todd's best books and I am enjoying the fact that he is continuing the stories of Pern. I would miss the Dragonriders Of Pern series if there were no more and I am glad that he is continuing them. I look forward to the next Pern book.
pottergal avatar reviewed Dragonheart (Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern) on + 89 more book reviews
Todd has taken on his mom's role as Harper for the dragonfolk of Pern. He isn't using terribly original ideas, but instead has created a group of new characters living in the relatively early days of the Pern settlement. They are real and engaging and their hearts are in the right place. This is a thick book about weyrfolk, dragons and is a fun read.
reviewed Dragonheart (Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern) on + 12 more book reviews
I read the Pern books long ago. Decided to re-read in "chronological order". Then I got to the ones Todd McCaffrey wrote, both in conjunction with his mother and on his own. I made it through the first, Dragon's Kin, which wasn't TOO bad, and the second, Dragon Harper, which was okay, then got through about half of Dragon's Fire, and now a quarter of the way into Dragon Heart, I just can't go on. When I look at the ratings, I'm astonished to see his books rated as high as hers...is it just loyalty? Why can't people see the vast, gigantic difference between her most excellent writing and his pathetic attempts?

His books are pedantic, fluff-filled, stilted and downright boring. There is no life to them, the ones I've read are all about plagues, there's no humor, there are so many characters thrown in, I can't keep track of who's who, or even who's a dragon and who's a human. The dialog is terrible, the "plots" ramble around in circles...I am totally mystified as to why they get such high ratings. I hope that people READ the 1 and 2 star reviews and don't just assume from the star count that they're as good as the REAL Pern books. I wasted some money, won't read the rest of what he's written.
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