Anne McCaffrey Message Board

bcfalls posts on 12/24/2006 10:07:04 PM I am a huge fan of Anne's Pern books. I started with "The White Dragon" year ago and have read every book in the series, including the ones by Anne's son. The next book I am waiting for is if Pern makes contact with earth or vise versa. My favourite scene has always been when Master Robinton tells the Lord Holders off, which has happened on several occassions.
Bea posts on 12/19/2006 8:18:11 PM The book Eragon is written by Christopher Paolini. There is also a second book called 'Eldest'. And yes they are very simular. Christopher admits he grew up reading the 'Pern' books, and he admitted they had an influance. We all love our Dragons or we wouldn't be on this chat room. And I for one have enjoyed his books. I have been lost with out any more Pern books until Todd started to write. But the books are so slow in comming, that Christopher has been a good band-aid for my reading pleasure.
quinn posts on 12/19/2006 7:11:05 PM I Love her books there very good there one of the best books i have read

D. Keller posts on 12/17/2006 11:55:38 PM I am wondering if the author of Eregon got his ideas from the Dragon books of Anne McCafferty? Sounds too familiar.
Donnie R. Fowler posts on 12/15/2006 10:18:29 PM I believe it was a short story by Ms. McCaffrey entitled "The Smallest Dragon Boy" and it was a takeoff on her "brother"? Or on Todd, her son. Hope this helps
Paul posts on 12/15/2006 8:48:27 PM FWIW, I've read all of the books in the series over the decades, waiting for each of the books to come out, and I strongly recommend that you simply read the books in publication order. It's not essential, but I really believe you will enjoy it much, much more. McCaffrey wrote "before" books and "after" books all the way through development of the series and I think it is much easier --- and more rewarding -- to follow as she develops the environment over the years than to try to start with the book representing the "earliest" times in the stories (which, frankly, would tell you things that you really wouldn't want to know until much later because it would color how you understand it all). The "universe" develops very well for a reader by sticking pretty close to publication sequence. - Paul
Kellie posts on 12/13/2006 6:17:11 AM I am trying to find out the title of a book about dragons and their riders. So hopefully someone could help. The story began about how there was a community where the men split into riders or non-riders. There were these dragon eggs in a cave (red, green, and yellow I think) that while still eggs called to their riders. However the story focuses around this one boy who's name started with a D. Anyway he wasn't allowed to attend this ceremony of when the eggs hatched and went to their riders. The boy with the D name hears a voice and realizes that it is a dragon. He sneaks into the cave during the ceremony and this baby red dragon is rejected all boys there. Of course when the boy shows up the dragon picks him and then I can't remember the rest. is this ringing any bells?
Kimberle posts on 12/7/2006 7:46:11 PM The only one i can think of is The dragonlover's guide to pern by jody Lyn Nye. you should find it online at any book seller.
Anonymous posts on 12/7/2006 7:09:31 PM Somewhere in the back of my mind, I think I read where there is a book of illistrations and drawing of all the Pern dragons and thier riders. Is this true? If so who did it and how would I find it?
Maja posts on 12/7/2006 5:31:35 PM Hi - I'm totally new to the subject and now started off with Dragonsdawn. The problem is that I'm really not getting which MC Caffrey books belong to the Pern story and which don't. But I really want to know in order to get a better survey on the whole story. It'd be great if someone could tell me - thanks very much in advance
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