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Dolphins of Pern

Meanwhile, a Holder is plotting to settle the Southern Continent against the Weyr-leaders’ advice. Although they are by no means great literature, they are an entertaining diversion.

McCaffrey took one ot my favorite characters from the last book, Aramina, and turned her into a shrewish, unsympathetic, two-dimensional twit. Paradise River is one such area affected, and Readis gets T’lion to escort him there so he can check on his family. T’lion, the young Eastern Weyr dragonrider of Bronze Gadareth, also develops an interest after anme involved in an early dolphin encounter.

Readis is a youngster who develops an interest in “Ship Fish” Dolphins when they rescue him from a sinking skiff during a storm. Xnne book explores the re-discovery of the dolphins which have sentience and language skills due to a process they were given back on Ta dah! Published in the early ‘s when dolphins and their eolphins were very much the talk of the decade, the book is a lot of fun in exploring Pern from these ocean going mammals perspective – I did very much love the fact that Pern’s extensive oceans were getting a look in and would have been happy to read more about them.

This part of the story is fairly self-contained and ddolphins on only a few characters, which I found a pleasant change from the recent Pern books.

I need to read more books like this that make me feel this good. However, Readis’s mother Aramina blames the dolphins for the crippling of his leg, and wants him to have no association with them.

I think so; I enjoyed it more than I did the previous few. Menolly’s story was good, so was The White Dragon, this book makes a repetitious hash of both those stories and it is not necessary in my opinion.

Very lackluster and flat.

Another use for the dolphins is found around this time; while heading over to see Alemi, T’lion witnesses a strange boat docking near Paradise River. A feel-good story and not for people who want blasters and battling spaceships, but another enjoyable Pern book if you like dolpyins kind of story.


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I understand why some people consider this one of the less-enjoyable books in the series: My one big problem with the book is that it is not mainly about Readis and T’Lion and the Dolphins. And there’s a big storm that doesn’t actually do anything. I’m a huge Pern fan While familiar characters struggle to end the era of Thread, Readis, T’lion and others struggle to begin a new era in which dolphin and human work together again.

The book right before this one, “All the Weyrs Of Pern” was fantastic and startling and different and beautiful.

It’s not exactly new material, but I enjoyed it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oh for crying out loud But I know these are the threads of the next books and the evolving of Pern, so I shouldn’t complain. By the time the three children of her marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing.

Readis is an interesting character and develops nicely through adulthood, other interesting and likable characters the dolphins are a lot of fun are introduced and we get to see further developments in the continuing progress of the people of Pern.

The two mccaffrej each other due to their shared interest and, in their own ways, defy family, Hold and Weyr to maintain their ppern with dolphins and convince others of the dolphins’ intelligence and ability to speak. It sits on your bookshelf for four months, gathering dust. Dolphins were actually referred to indirectly in the earlier books and called “shipfish”, creatures who allegedly helped human in distress in the sea.

This keeps happening to my favorite authors for some reason. The three most noteworthy examples f I enjoyed this book very much.

Oh I guess I’ll try it; and you buy it for a buck fifty. Also there were a few plot points that wasn’t really necessary for the whole story and I disliked it when random event occurred that didn’t contribute to the main story. The current “pass” isn’t over yet. He informs Jayge, who realizes it is people attempting to illegally immigrate to the Southern Continent – immigration is currently being regulated by the Weyrleaders to ensure land is fairly distributed. Deep in depression lately, this book gave me a welcome respite, and brought me happy tears and many smiles.


The Weyrleaders start coming up with a plan to deal with Toric, ultimately traveling to the sites with the Lord Holders of the Northern Continent and forcing the new holders back, before confronting Toric at Southern Hold and forbidding him from attempting a similar feat in future.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This was just empty of all inspiration, emotion, plot, or character. These traits were replaced with incredible bitchiness and pedn unwillingness to entertain other points of view.

They were engineered to have human speech and increased intellects, and even generations after humans stopped remembering them, they still remember humans.

I was facing some problems of my own, so reading this before going to bed calmed me down so I could sleep better. I am passionate about dolphins and swimming T’lion is a young rider at the start of the book while Readis is just 8 or 9 turns old. Eight turns later, many things have annf on Pern, including the addition of generators to several major Holds, a change in the Harper Hall ‘s methods of teaching, and several specialized dolphins’ diagnostic Healer marinas have been established.

When there, he hears from one of the dolphins that two dolphin calves have been injured. Dec 03, George Hahn rated it really liked it. Instead of more thread flying, we are treated to a lesson about Pern’s past.

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For me, this was a welcome change. The dolphins add a new dimension to the Pern stories. Highly recommended for those who have read any of the Pern novels. Now, none of that has anything really to do with the plot of this book. I enjoyed this book very much. The book is about the Pernese rediscovering their ancient duties to the dolphins in exchange for the dolphins duty to the humans.