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The Renegades of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
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  BethanyMoore | May 13, 2016 |
I thought I had read all the Pern books, but I don’t remember this one. This is the same time period of “The Dragonriders of Pern” but told from the perspective of those outside of the Weyrs, the Lord Holders, those under the Lord Holders protection and those who fell between the cracks, the holdless and those who preferred to be on their own, such as the traders.

While the narrative goes in a straight line chronologically, the story jumps around from one place to another, from one persons view to another and there are big jumps in time. Despite the fact that I had already read “The Dragonriders of Pern” there were many new characters in this book mixing in with the old. We get further insight to characters we already know, looking at things from their viewpoint.

If you haven’t read the other Pern books, you might find this book confusing, however, you would only need to read the first 3 books to be able to follow along with the story line and not get confused.

One thing I didn’t like in this book was how one dimensional the villain was, she wasn’t really given any kind of personality, except for being a deranged spoiled brat of a Lord Holder. ( )
  BellaFoxx | Feb 14, 2015 |
Another enthralling adventure in the Pern universe. ( )
  kpolhuis | Jan 24, 2014 |
I vaguely remember this books main characters, and do remember the ending, but the middle I remember as dragging a bit. Probably would have given it a 3 stars but cannot rate it without re-reading. ( )
  tivonut | Jul 25, 2013 |
There she goes beating the proverbial dead horse again. This is just the first three books told from a dozen other points of view. To begin with the many different points of view (which don't merge until somewhere around the middle of the book) was a bit disjointed and irritating to me. It took me a long time to get interested in the story at all and nearly just stopped reading the series all together. In the end I didn't hate it, but it is for SURE my least favorite. ( )
  Ameliapei | Apr 18, 2013 |
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As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their Lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread.

But not everyone on Pern was part of that system of mutual care and protection, particularly those who had been rendered holdless as punishment for wrongdoing. And there were some, like Jayge's trader clan, who simply preferred the freedom of the roads to the security of a hold. Others, like Aramina's family, had lost their holds through injustice and cruelty. For all the holdless, life was a constant struggle for survival.

Then, from the ranks of the criminals and the disaffected, rose a band of renegades, led by the Lady Thella. No one was safe from Thella's depredations, and now her quarry was Aramina, reputed to have a telepathic link with dragons. But when Thella mistakenly vented her rage on Jayge's family, she made a dangerous mistake. For Jayge was bent on revenge . . . and he would never let her have the girl who heard dragons!

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A band of renegades, led by Lady Thella, rise from the ranks of criminals and the disaffected and pursue Aramina, who has a telepathic link to the dragons, as their quarry.

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