Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern #2) by Anne McCaffrey

Synopsis "Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground.

But F'lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern,and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed anymore dissent... before his brother F'nor would be foolhardy enough to launch another suicide mission... and before those dratted fire-lizards could stir up any more trouble!"

Review: There was quite a lot of world building and politics early on in the book, and I found it a little hard to get into it and keep up what was going on (admittedly it has been a while since I read the first book.) Once the plot got underway (about 70 pages in) it got much more interesting and the pace started to pick up.

Even once the plot points start, the pacing is still a little slow, each chapter would bring one or two of the plot points along a little and it took a while for them to come to fruition. This does pay off once you get into the book as it is really exciting and interesting.

It also had a slight feel of an in-between book, with some points picking up from the first book and some parts being set up for later without being fully realized in this book.

The characters were very good and enjoyable to read about.

Once again there were spoilers in the glossary which is a great shame as you really need it to keep track of all the characters.

Overall this was a good book, but with a slightly slow plot and a feel of an in-between book. The characters were good.

 rating: 3.5 stars

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