Captivating, enthralling and intense
I enjoyed reading about Arvid's redemption, his discovery that he actually wants to find a better path for himself. It was amusing to read about his confusion.
Jennifer did a good job of portraying the emotion of the different characters.
If it wasn't for the need to work I would have listened to the book in one sitting.
Seldom do I run across a book where I enjoy all of the different plot lines equally. In this book, I gained equal enjoyment from Kieri's part, Arvid's part and Dorin's part.
The reason I say this isn't one of the better Pern books is that an inordinant amount of time was spent on Fiona's polyamorous relationship and especially her anxieties about it. I don't have any issues with the nature of her relationship, but it just seems contrived, especially the fact that Lorana was practically throwing Kindan and Fiona at each other. In Dragonsblood it seemed like those two were utterly devoted to each other. As for Fiona, I liked her better in the last book. In this book she seems like a spoiled brat.
I did like the fact that Terin impressed a queen and I liked reading about them fighting thread. The ideas regarding timing it made the book more interesting. It will be interesting to see what happens with Lorana jumping ahead in time in the next book, although hopefully the next book will be more of a Pern book than a harlequin romance.
Back to the relationship, it seemed to me that both Kindan and T'mar were far more accepting of Fiona's need to share than they should have been. It would have made more sense if they had struggled with it more. There was no previous basis for the relationship in any of the previous books, therefore, it did not seem to have much of a foundation.
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