Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1)

Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1) HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE AN ENTIRE WORLD To The Nobles Who Live In Benden Weyr, Lessa Is Nothing But A Ragged Kitchen Girl For Most Of Her Life She Has Survived By Serving Those Who Betrayed Her Father And Took Over His Lands Now The Time Has Come For Lessa To Shed Her Disguise And Take Back Her Stolen Birthright But Everything Changes When She Meets A Queen Dragon The Bond They Share Will Be Deep And Last Forever It Will Protect Them When, For The First Time In Centuries, Lessa S World Is Threatened By Thread, An Evil Substance That Falls Like Rain And Destroys Everything It Touches Dragons And Their Riders Once Protected The Planet From Thread, But There Are Very Few Of Them Left These Days Now Brave Lessa Must Risk Her Life, And The Life Of Her Beloved Dragon, To Save Her Beautiful World I understand that this book and series has a lot of haters Their complaints are valid, but I still regard this as one of the best sci fi fantasies I ve ever read I started reading this series really young, and got so caught up in the whole OMG DRAGONS part of it that I didn t even realize until later that this book had sci fi elements, namely, that we are on a different freaking planet here It s a mishmash of several genres that worked surprisingly well.From the other reviews of the book I understand that this book and series has a lot of haters Their complaints are valid, but I still regard this as one of the best sci fi fantasies I ve ever read I started reading this series really young, and got so caught up in the whole OMG DRAGONS part of it that I didn t even realize until later that this book had sci fi elements, namely, that we are on a different freaking planet here It s a mishmash of several genres that worked surprisingly well.From the other reviews of the book I ve read, the main complaints about the book seems to be the fact that the leading male character is kind of an asshole, of the Jericho fucking Barrons sort Let me tell you that I hate Jericho fucking Barrons come ON, I have a fucking shelf named after him, for Christ s sake Yes, this book can be conveyed as being misogynistic, but I don t think that s fair to the main characters F lar is an asshole at times, but he needs to be tough and a
What a disappointment It started out just fine with Lessa, sole survivor of her family wreaking revenge on the evil dude who conquered Ruatha Hold The whole dragon human mind meld thing was okay too The part that really disgusted me was the whole raping physical abuse shtick by the supposed hero My thoughts were, if this was my daughter as the heroine, then the only thing to be done would bag and tag that F lar a hole cause I would have
This whole review is a Spoiler so don t read it On the other hand, nothing interesting happens in the book anyway, so might as well save yourself the trouble of reading the actual book People of Pern What s that in the sky Is it a bird Is it a Plane Is it SUPERMAN Ugh, no. It s those goddamned Dragonmen, trying to filch our resources Dragon People We are Drag
It always pains me when a beloved classic is just not good enough Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey was unfortunately plain unenjoyable.The setting is the least intriguing one I have been faced with in quite a long time There was just nothing to pique my interest on the world of Pern In the author s defence, she wrote this book in a time when only Tolkien had had the vision and ambition to take a fantasy world to marvellous complexity, and long before the intricacy and skills of the likes of Jor It always pains me when a beloved classic is just not good enough Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey was unfortunately plain unenjoyable
. It should be stated that I squandered most of junior high reading Anne McCaffrey s sci fi fantasy novels near exclusively, but this was my first time revisiting her since then I was surprised to find that the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series actually does have a good story, with interesting characters and an excellent invented world However, the writing is just abominable, and in spite of being a woman, McCaffrey is frustratingly chauvanistic The lack of copyediting makes me cr It should be stated that I squandered most of junior high reading Anne McCaffrey s sci fi fantasy novels near excl
I cannot imagine why I have never read this before I have had plenty of time to do so since it was first published in 1968 It is fantasy sci fi, two of my favourite genres And it has dragons in it Whatcould I want Well I have now read it and I am joining the side of the people who love it I thought the world building was extremely good and I liked the idea
Lately I have been noticing a recurring observation about the quality of first books in various series There seems to be a growing consensus in reviews that the first book of a series, particularly if it is the first book published by an author, is inherently weak because the author is learning their craft It seems to be both an excuse for what is perceived as poor quality and an excuse for going on in the series despite being underwhelmed by the opener I had this in mind as I beg
I truly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to continuing with the series This work is a well written, creative adventure novel with the perfect amount of romance It s storytelling at its best The book is a nice mix of Science Fiction and Fantasy The setting is the world of Pern We are told in the Prologue that Pern is a planet settled by Earthlings but now long forgotten It has apparently reverted back to a feudal type society where most of the citizens live in holds which are hist I truly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to continuing with the series This work is a well written, creative adventure novel with the perfect amount of romance It s storytelling at its best The book is a nice mix of Science Fiction and Fantasy The setting is the world of Pern We are told in the Prologue that Pern is a planet settled by Earthlings but now long forgotten It has apparently reverted back to a feudal type society where most of the citizens live in holds which are historically protected by Weyrs The biggest threat facing Pern is environmen
I read this book back in sixth grade and thought it was exciting in the wow, dragons are so cool I wish I had one sense I read it again on a whim and found it unintentionally disturbing It s not just that the writing seemed dry and the characterization wooden I realize the book was written in the late 60 s, but the male female dynamics still seem uncomfortably dated The text seems to condone F lar s treatment of Lessa he patronizes her, yells at her, shakes her when he s angry, and prac I read this book back in sixth grade and thought it was exciting in the wow, dragons are so cool I wish I had one sense I read
This was an entertaining book and I enjoyed most of it at a three star level However, the romance drove me absolutely insane I was gritting my teeth and wondering if I could actually count the number of times that F lar shook Lessa, because we women love being shaken into sensibility, and a bit later I r

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  • Paperback
  • 299 pages
  • Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • English
  • 08 November 2019
  • 0345484266