So how does a book and an author become a personal obsession? Read these books, or indeed any of Anne McCaffery's dragon books, and you'll find out for yourself.
So what makes these books so good? They're unique. There's little or nothing in them that I've seen in other books and stories. The characters are unforgetable, and indeed so rememberable I once considered naming one of future my kids after one.
So, compared to other books, where does this one lie? It's a completely, totatly different type of story than the Lord of the Rings,yet, Anne McCaffery is the master if the sci-fi fantasy field just as Tolkien is of sheer fantasy. Just as Tolkien is fantasy king, so is McCaffery. But for the record: they are completely different books.
In sixth grade, when I first read these novels, I wrote a poem about them, all of them. And for the record, in one of the more recent additions, I cried for hours, it seemed. Don't miss out on the first two books you should read of this unbelievable tale of time, dragons, and love. After you read these two, you'll be forever hooked, forever a fan, because these books steal hearts.