Review | Dragonquest | Anne McCaffrey


Genre

Fantasy


The second book in Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, Dragonquest shows the direction which the series will walk.

What I like ✅ engaging, descriptive, beautiful prose

✅ immersive world-building as different cultures clash

✅ an interesting ensemble cast of characters

✅ MORE DRAGONS AND TINY DRAGONS


What I didn't like ✖ not enough focus on established protagonists, Lessa and F'lar

✖ the plot ambles as the characters get weighed down with the day-to-day tasks of maintaining a weyr and thread-fighting

✖ the nuances of weyr-life can be disturbing; normalising rape and domestic violence

Things to consider ➖ I am now forever sad because I'll never be mentally bonded with a dragon who will love me unconditionally and forever😢 Rating 4/5 🌟 Verdict

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Discussion

What is your favourite book with dragons in it?