A young woman discovers her destiny among a cadre of psychic dragons, and hatches a radical plan to save her planet from a deadly threat using time travel.
I wish I had discovered Pern when I was in high school. Dragonflight, one of Anne McCaffrey’s books set in the dragon-strewn world, is perfect YA sci fi fantasy. Lessa is a fantastic heroine whose impulsive acts have big consequences, and the book doesn’t try to achieve too much.
It’s difficult to talk about a classic like this one. I don’t know enough about the canon in order to critique it, and because it’s an older book I’ve been spoiled by its derivatives and am not able to appreciate it as much as if I’d read it when I was younger and more impressionable. I
But it was a fast, relaxing read that brought me great pleasure, so it was just the thing for a time and attention span-strapped new mother.
(And thanks ever so much to Sarah for lending me the three-book volume. I’ll be happily reading the other two before returning it to you!)