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There was one element about the book that I was less than enamored with and it is kind of a spoiler, so maybe don’t read it if you are planning on picking up this book. This book is parallel to The All the Weyrs of Pern in that it takes place in the same time frame. You find characters and setting and plot that go deeply into nothing and seem to get nowhere despite the turning of some pages.

Hearing a human voice narrating is always preferable to the computerized versions, anyway. It’s heart warming how loyal they are to their responsibilities to humans and how they remember through all the years and uphold them. This book starts around the time Aivas has been discovered and tells the story of how dolphins were re- discovered in Pern and how the human settlements organised themselves to re This Pern novel from Anne McCaffrey is partially overlapping with All the Weyrs of Pern in terms of the period it covers.

The tradition and culture that they develop is lovely with their songs and own coming of age trials, it really adds to their individuality as an intelligent species and their adaptation to Pern. I really enjoyed the characters in this book and learning more about the dolphins and their relationships with humans.

Readis now uses a specially bred runnerbeastDelkyto aid in moving around. Two boys, one of them a dragonrider, re-establish crucial contact with the wise dolphins, the legendary “shipfish” of Pern. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

Many dolphins are also gathered, and Readis realises that Pwrn is ” The Tillek “, the equivalent of Masterharper and leader of the pods. I understand why some people consider this one of the less-enjoyable books in the series: The final third of the book is the best part. He did a decent job keeping the character’s voices dissimilar enough perb know who was talking when. Dec 03, George Hahn rated it really liked it. Oh for crying out loud The book is about the Pernese rediscovering their ancient duties to the dolphins in exchange for the dolphins duty to the humans.


Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s-f novels in the 50s and early 60s.

Who is this Anne McCaffrey? I like the dolphins almost as much as I like the dragons and that is saying something. O a couple of anecdotes and characters I enjoyed I liked the dolphins and how they’ve carried on tradition.

I know that much of the action that is referred to in this book is gone into much more thoroughly in other books, but some things are so important that it is just odd to see them mentioned without much ado here.

View all 21 comments. Alemi then travels to Monaco Bay with the help of T’liona young bronze rider who conveyed fo to Landing initially. Retrieved from ” https: The annoying thing about this book was that it didn’t really have one main character, but instead it jumped from one person to another lern that made it quite hard to follow. While there, they wade into the ocean up to their waists and the dolphin Tana announces that Mirrim is pregnant, which shocks the dragonriders.

Following this, the dolphins’ sonar ability is tested on several patients by Persellanthe Healer at Eastern Weyr who even ends up treating an injured dolphin who is brought to him for treatmentand Master Oldive at Fort Hold.

For many Turns the dolphins have been left to fend for themselves. It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms. What a mess this book is.

Anne McCaffrey: The Dolphins of Pern

Jul 11, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: She was also vulnerable and yhe. I also enjoy Readis as a character. Until eternity passes For Anne McCaffrey However, in doing so they accidentally damage Persellan’s medical book, and while they are worrying about that Jayge finds them, and angrily asks why they were more concerned with dolphin welfare than humans. So you’ve read enough fantasy literature dolphina taken enough trips to the bookstore to browse around and see what the genre has to offer.


It is a Companion piece to “All the Weyr’s of Pern”, instead of really a stand alone that deals with the Dolphins.

You can’t not love the dolphins, they’re do,phins happy and clever and so loyal to their traditions and duties to ‘mans’. However, the book suffers a similar fate to Rhe Renegades of Pern – there’s no overriding plot with any sense of urgency, so it’s really a bunch of fragments.

Dec 29, Aishuu rated it it was ok Shelves: People aren’t always nice, or rational, or thoughtful, and it’s great to see the dolphins returning and drawing other characters into the center.

She didn’t deserve her son’s forgiveness and was lucky to receive it. I need to read more books like this that make me feel this good. The book explores the re-discovery of the dolphins which have sentience and language skills due to a process they were given back on Earth which apparently bred true. This novel tells a story about dolphins and their importance on the planet doophins Pern.

That’s pretty much it! This is such a sweet tale in the Pern series.

Dolphins of Pern

ann Unknown to the Weyrleaders, Lord Toric of Southern Holdresentful of their authority over the Southern Continent, is planning to construct illegal holdings on the outskirts of his borders. Books by Anne McCaffrey. The plot focuses primarily on two young characters and chronicles the birth of the Dolphincrafthall and its first Dolphineer.

Other books in the series. If you’ve eprn the previous two Pern books, you have a good idea of what to expect, and if you haven’t, it stands fairly well on its own.