McCaffrey reread

As mentioned, I’ve been rereading. To be more specific: Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums and The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey. It seems I only ever said a few words about the first three and never even blogged The White Dragon at all. So I have no idea when I first read it. Annoying.

Anyway, what with the blogging backlog I have (of the 70-odd books I’ve read this year, I’ve only blogged 20 or so), this is nor going to be much of a review either, but at least I have now got it on record. I read them.

I love Dragonsong and Dragonsinger, actually. Menolly is such an engaging character. Dragondrums is nice, but feels a bit short, I feel Piemur deserved a few more pages. The White Dragon is substantially longer, and so Jaxom and Ruth get their time in the limelight, but I found the repeated agonising over Ruth’s lack of interest in mating a bit tedious this time around. It seems unimportant to me, an interesting point to underline his otherness dragonwise, but no more than that.

I was well into the Pern universe once I finished, and if I’d had Moreta – Dragonlady of Pern on hand I would likely have continued with that, but I haven’t. I might get the ebook, but by now – two completely different books later – I am not in such a hurry, and Mt TBR is telling me I really do not need to buy any books for a looooong while*. So we’ll see.


* That said, I ordered three today: Moranthology, The Casual Vacancy and Hitta vilse. So I’m obviously mostly deaf to that voice.

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