This is another good book set on Pern. You can see Todd's hand in the style of the book. It gives the book a slightly different feel than Anne's writing but the book is still very, very good. I hope he continues on with the Pern tradition of storytelling.
Wow I really did not like this story. I am a great fan of Pern and all the great characters and the wonderful dragons (I love that dragons are the good guys) but this story was bloody, and a Dragonrider was part of murdering people even if they were shunned is uncomfortable and out of characters that Anne McCaffrey had setup. I know that there can be bad apples in any group of people but really. Don't get me wrong it is a well written book and Dick Hill does a good job but I didn't like it.