|The Renegades of Pern|
Del Rey (1990), Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
|This book starts off in quite a disjointed manner, with the introduction of a variety of seemingly unrelated characters. The only thing that they all have in common is that they're holdless. However, as the book progresses these characters are all weaved together into a relatively cohesive story line. I say relatively because there are gaps in the story telling, which can be a little jarring.
Interestingly, this book also clarifies some of the events of the others in the series. Most satisfyingly it includes more detail of the buried settlement at Landing than The White Dragon did, which ties in nicely with the introduction provided in Dragonsdawn. This gives me hope that later books will take the science fiction track I've been wanting them to for a while.
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Related posts: The White Dragon; Dragonsdawn; The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall; Nerilka's Story; Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern; Dragonsinger
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