Sunday, September 2, 2018

Dragon's Code: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern

Dragon's Code is a new book by Gigi McCaffrey set in the Perniverse around the same time as the events in The White Dragon.

I grew up with Pern and revisited the canonical books many (many many) times over the years.  They're well written, genuinely beloved books.  The creator's love and stewardship of Pern and denizens over the decades are clear to anyone who reads any of her work.  They've inspired literal generations of fans and would-be authors to try their own wings. Not least, they give their readers a glimpse of a society which can and does work for the most part to the good of the many.

This entry felt like another visit with a lifelong friend and I really feel that the author has done a great job of honoring the original works whilst adding something personal.  When reading this book I felt like the author did a good job of channeling her mother's voice without being slavish or mimicking.

This book, as the original series, are family friendly fantasies which bridge fantasy with science fiction.  This one is appropriate for all readers and is entertaining and enjoyable.

Four stars.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.  

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