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THE DRAGONS OF HEOROT by Niven; Barnes;…

THE DRAGONS OF HEOROT (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Niven; Barnes; Pournelle

Series: Heorot (2)

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Authors:Niven; Barnes; Pournelle
Info:Gollancz (1995), Hardcover, 448 pages
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Beowulf's Children by Larry Niven (1995)

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sequel to Legacy of Heorot. The next generation, leaving the island of Camelot to explore the mainland of Avalon. New terrors, external and internal also. An intelligent grendel. Interesting. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Not nearly as good as the first book in the series, this is still a good book. It continues to follow the colonists of Earth's first colony outside the solar system, as they struggle with the planet and politics. Now that they have survived the troubles from Legacy of Heorot, they still have problems with the planets 'unintelligent' species, plus their own unruly second generation. An excellent look at what troubles may come up when colonizing a fertile planet. Well written and with good characters. ( )
  Karlstar | Jan 8, 2012 |
Not as good as the legacy, but interesting enough for a sequel. ( )
  orderflow | Jun 13, 2011 |
This is also called Beowulf's Children, and deals with what happens to a future generation on the planet Heorot. They have some knowledge of what goes on around the planet now, of course, but they still have to deal with it, and keep trying to forge ahead and create a civilisation. Not as interesting as the first book.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/01/dragons-of-heorot-larry-niven.html ( )
  maketest | Aug 26, 2009 |
This is the sequel to the former Legacy of Heorot novel, also called the Dragons of Heorot, I think, and unfortunately it is not as interesting.

The older generation begin to have health problems from all that they have endured, so a serious generation gap develops between those born locally, and those not.

So, the book mostly is about the difference in cultural attitudes between the two, and the new kids wanting to go their own way.

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2007/08/beowulfs-children-larry-niven-and.html ( )
  maketest | Aug 26, 2009 |
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Barnes, Stevenmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Pournelle, Jerrymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gambino, FredCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out ...
For Marilyn, Roberta, and Toni
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"Once upon a time, a long time ago, our parents and grandparents left a place called Earth."
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Beowulf's Children has also been published as The Dragons of Heorot.
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A new generation is growing up on the island paradise of Camelot, ignorant of the Great Grendel Wars fought when their parents and grandparents first arrived on Earth. Setting out for the mainland, this group of young rebels feels ready to fight any grendels that get in their way. On Avalon, however, there are monsters which drawf the ones their parents fought, and as the group will soon learn, monsters also dwell in the human heart.

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The children of Earthmen who colonized part of Avalon decide they can do better and set out to conquer the rest of the planet. But the children of the monsters their parents defeated also think they can do better. A sequel to The Legacy of Heorot.

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