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Nerilka's Story (Dragonriders of Pern) Hardcover – Mar 1986


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (P); First Edition edition (Mar 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345331591
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345331595
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 12.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,044,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she lived in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, where, as well as writing, she bred horses. She was the creator of the Dragons of Pern series. She died in November 2011.

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Two novellas from the creator of Pern. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Two novellas from the creator of Pern. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Oct 2000
Format: Paperback
Nerilka's Story is a view of the events around the book Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, but told from the view of Nerilka(our heroine, hooray!), daughter of Lord Holder Tolocamp (major baddy, boo! ).
This book is tighter than the usual Dragon series, although Dragondrums and DragonSong have a similar flavour, being more closely tied with central characters also. But this one is written as if by Nerilka in a memoir form which is quite charming and much more than a 'prequel'. It stands well on its own even if you haven't read the Moreta book - I read Moreta afterwards and that was great too.
Being shorter, its nice that The Coelura is squeezed into this volume as well, but it does not stand up well in comparison with Nerilka. The plot is fair enough but has Flash Gordon sort of ambience and the society structure seems to owe much to Michael Moorcock's sci-fi-fantasy world - unintended I'm sure! Still a good read, teamed up with a great one! A worthy addition to the McCaffrey bookshelf collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin Mann on 24 Feb 2013
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Nerilka's Story - A view of the same storey from a different point of view... Let me make this absolutely clear; if you haven't read Moreta - Dragon Lady of Pern, go and do so before ready this one as you will get much more out of the experience.

Anne McCaffrey's books generally start with a healthy review of the storey so far - something a churlish person could object too if it weren't for all the wonder that follows it - but in this instance only the entire preceding book will do!

Although some parts of this book are complete echoes of the preceding one you soon learn pounce on those moments even more gripped in the words to draw out the alternate perspective which brings clarity to some aspects previously left questioning.

This revisiting is however seamlessly blended with Nerilka's own storey elements making the book as a whole well worth the experience. There are a couple of parts you can even almost hear Anne saying to the reader, "we covered this gap, it doesn't need retelling" nor should they have been from Nerilka's perspective.

In short, read them both, you won't be sorry...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Shaw on 20 Nov 2010
Format: Paperback
This was a good book although I was a little surprised to find the second story was nothing to do with the dragon series.
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Enoyed Nerilka's Story, but not so keen on The Coeltura, but that may just be that I love the Dragon series, and was expecting something along the same lines.
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By Carly on 4 Mar 2013
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I received this book quickly and in good condition. It was very reasonably priced. I love these books, they are one of my favourite. A must read.
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By M J Gearing on 20 Feb 2013
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One of the stories I was particularly interested in, but the book generally didn't interest me as much as the dragon series.
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