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Dragon's Time (Dragonriders of Pern (Audio Unabridged)) MP3 CD – Audiobook, 28 Jun 2011

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; MP3 Una edition (28 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423346998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423346999
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,601,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"SF grand master McCaffrey and her son Todd combine their prodigious storytelling talents to craft a complex tale of desperation and sacrifice, love and loss."--"Library Journal "(starred review)
"Smooth, clear writing allows the well-realized characters to resonate with the world of Pern.""--Publishers Weekly"
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"Enjoyable . . . adds depth to Pern."--SFRevu

SF grand master McCaffrey and her son Todd combine their prodigious storytelling talents to craft a complex tale of desperation and sacrifice, love and loss. "Library Journal "(starred review)
Smooth, clear writing allows the well-realized characters to resonate with the world of Pern. " Publishers Weekly"
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Enjoyable . . . adds depth to Pern. SFRevu" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The sequel to Dragongirl, continuing the epic saga of the dragons of Pern. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I have loved Anne McCaffrey's Pern books since reading Dragonflight back in the Seventies and leapt on this new book as Anne is sadly with us no more, however it is not really a book by her having been written by her son Todd as a sequel to his "Dragongirl" and it certainly shows! It has none of the sympathetic characters that Anne was so good at creating, the central character Fiona apparently loves lots of people around her but I found her distinctly unappealing. Kindan a hero of earlier books now has a minor role and there were lots of other characters behaving in strange ways that I frequently either forgot who they were or couldn't work out what they were doing in the story.

Also the story jumps about in time worse than "Back to the Future", with Lorana coming and going to support an "is she dead or not" conundrum. Plus once again there is a sexual partnership where the female partner is only 12 or 14 which is below the age of consent and not a great role model.

I struggled to finish it in the end and only the hope that something good might happen kept me going, overall it was a huge disappointment. If you love Anne McCaffrey's books of Pern then go back and re-read them rather than bothering with this.
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I will buy the next book (the yet to be published Dragonrider) as I'm a completist, but if you aren't I'm not sure that you should bother with this. First off the prose just doesn't grip like an Anne McCaffrey book - somehow I just can't care as much about this lot. Secondly this one just piled disaster upon disaster - what else is poor Lorana going to have to suffer? Thirdly it's a shame that although there are some really good ideas here (the increase in the number of women riders is just one), the overriding impression of the book is - 'Fiona's sleeping with who tonight?', 'how young is that girl?', 'oh whoops lots more people just died, nevermind'.
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With Dragongirl setting the bar on the floor of satan's wine cellar, I thought this series had nowhere to go but up.

I was wrong.

The plot is at once turgid and yet overblown. With Todd's excursions into the dragon plagues timeline needing some firm hammering out, I wasn't expecting much. What we got was a confusing mess of deus ex mechanica style time travelling that fits as smoothly as a square peg into a round hole.

The characterisation is not what I have come to expect of Pern: in parts you can almost feel Anne slapping Todd away from the keyboard in an attempt to bring sanity to the mess of the current story arc, but these attempts simply throw it further out of line with the writing style long-term readers have become familiar with. The book feels schitsophrenic; making attempts to bring Todd's work into line with Anne's canon and falling completely flat on its face.

This book unfortunatly was already crippled by its predecessor and for the sake of continuity has to carry over much of its baggage in terms of plot and prose. The Dragons especially seem to have been pushed to the sidelines, save when they make an appearance to conveniently mate or die horribly to drive the sluggish plot. At all other times they're buried beneath reams of rider soliliquising; the emotional connection that made earlier books enthralling does not exist. Counter-intuatively to the title, the dragons seem little more than glorified transportation, living aphrodisiacs and expendable deaths to create drama that is becoming distinctly stale after three books of it.
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I think that expecting the Todd McCaffrey contributions to be the same as those produced by his mother is a big mistake and one should view both these, and the collaborations between the two as somewhat different entities. I enjoyed this book, as I always enjoy the Pern books for different reasons. It was good to see C'tov returning, though not as the excellently drawn character as in Dragon's Fire.

In some ways this was a bit confused and I couldn't see why the character of Lorana, has to suffer so much, and lose so much as well. The menage a trois with Fiona and Kindan is a bit weird, and in fact I can't warm to Fiona. She is supposed to be warm hearted, but overdoes it, and to live in two menages a trois is just too much. Given that in a war situation people draw closer and seize the moment more, it still seems a little excessive.

The time travel anomalies are quite well managed, but you do see quite soon that there is good reason for the Weyrleaders to be in overall charge of timing ventures. Having said that, these courageous very young people are having to cope with quite desperate situations, losing large numbers of both dragons and riders and coping with disasters quite staggering. The climax and resolution are quite amazing and unexpected, and could perhaps have been better handled. It leaves more questions unanswered, and I fear that these will be answered in a later volume.

I still enjoy these books and judge each on its internal logic. You have to see the wider picture though.
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