After having a friend rave about the Pern series to me for a couple of years,
I finally read the opening book in the series. Well, to be honest, I read Dragonflight
because it was required for an English class. The first thirty or so pages were
extremely difficult to get through because there is little introductory exposition
to the world of Pern. After that initial troublesome segment, the book turns
into a good read which I enjoyed.
McCaffrey does a wonderful job of creating an interesting world populated with
Dragons, which were bred by the people of Pern for defensive purposes. My one
gripe is that I would have preferred a bit more foreshadowing for the eventually
ending of the book, but that is a minor issue and just my opinion. I plan on
continuing to read the series, because there is much to the interesting world
of Pern that is only hinted at or left unexplored in this first book that I
wish to return to and learn about.