Yep, it’s me again, third time today. I just finished Dragonsblood. Took me about 14 hours, with very few breaks. You might say it held me in THRALL. Todd, that book is INCREDIBLE.
I know most of the Pern novels practically by heart I read them so often, and always in order (you can tell your mother), usually when there’s a new one I start from the beginning all over again.
I find your writng distinctly different from your mother’s, which is a good thing, as I feel no need to compare. I feel confident that I am going to enjoy your Pern stories just as much.
I would like to mention that I also like your subtle references to unexplained things in your mother’s books. Such as D’gan’s son ending up in that rock. And all those millennia later, when Lessa tells of finding that boy and his dragon, while disciplining a reckless weyrling.
I can hardly wait for the next one, I’ve got my order in already.
Wow! Thanks! (No, really!)
And I’m glad you caught the bit about poor D’lin.
Dragon’s Fire has been turned in, you should be able to pick it up sometime in August, maybe earlier.