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Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 29 2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,360
Posted By Canker
Re: Age of Fire series by E.E.Knight

You are going to be disappointed in the last book :(. Mr. Knight really didn't seem to give a rats ass about the last book and it felt like he just threw something together to get it over with.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 20 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By Canker
Re: Wolves and War (Planet Wolf) series

I'd rather read a badly edited or in this case not edited but interesting self published ebook then another book from an established author that sucks like say Todd. Besides that the first book was...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 19 2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By Canker
Re: Wolves and War (Planet Wolf) series

I warned you it was badly written lol. Maybe I'm just getting used to it but the second book so far hasn't been as bad, hasn't been as interesting though either. Killing time till I can get my...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 18 2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,814
Posted By Canker
Wolves and War (Planet Wolf) series

I'm only posting this here because it is yet another story that involves people bonding to intelligent telepathic animal in this case wolves. The first book is free from Amazon which is the only...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 30 2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,978
Posted By Canker
Re: After The Fall

Anne isn't one of my favorite authors so I maybe a bit different than most of you but one of my favorite Pern books is Dragonchoice the fan fic lol. I'd say it is a semi reboot.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 29 2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 113
Spoiler: Dragon's Time
Views: 20,435
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragon's Time

I'd go a step further and say I hate the main characters. They just annoy the hell out of me.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 15 2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 113
Spoiler: Dragon's Time
Views: 20,435
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragon's Time

Alright I want to say one more thing. There was an interesting story line to be had in this book and he completely ignored it. One of the big shockers of the last book was chick on blue dragon and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 13 2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 113
Spoiler: Dragon's Time
Views: 20,435
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragon's Time

Well I finished it and man what mess. About the only improvement over Dragongirl is at least we don't have to read about Fiona's sleeping arrangements every other page. This is the worst Pern book...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 28 2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,013
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragongirl

out of all the problems with this book the people riding other people's dragons is one of the smallest.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 21 2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,656
Posted By Canker
Re: Robin Hobb dragons & Pern dragons

Sorry didn't think that once while reading Hobb's books. Do agree that they are great books though.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 26 2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,659
Posted By Canker
Re: Your last fantasy read

Guess it isn't a huge spoiler so I'll go ahead and so no she doesn't as of book 6 TOS. The way the book ends Granby and Iskierka are going to have a much more interesting adventure coming up than...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 26 2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,659
Posted By Canker
Re: Your last fantasy read

Just finished #6 of the Temeraire series Tongues of a Serpents. Well that series took a big turn for the worse. It was short which is about the only good thing I can say about it but it should have...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 20 2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,013
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragongirl

The repeating dialog happened constantly. Fiona blabbing about how she is 17 turns old every other line and how she timed it, the weyrlings won't be ready to fight thread for 3 turns 2 in a pinch,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 19 2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,013
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragongirl

Well I managed to grind my way to the end.

Best thing that could happen in the next book is Kindan, Fiona, and Lorana all having an accident right off the bat and dying.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 14 2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,013
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragongirl

Why is it a stretch that a homosexual women would be able to impress a bronze or a brown for that matter? Maybe she would have to be a really butch chick :).

Everytime there is a gold egg on the...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 13 2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,013
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragongirl

So I've made it 200 pages now and so far about 100 of those are just on Fiona's sleeping arrangements. Getting kind of old and worn out. I don't hate the book anymore at least. I've read enough...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 12 2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,013
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragongirl

The whole gay guys being limited pretty much to greens and blues never made a whole lot a sense to me. It makes sense with greens but even most of the bronze dragons are only banging greens so most...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 12 2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 141
Spoiler: Dragongirl
Views: 29,013
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragongirl

Well I've managed 41 pages so far and decided to go ahead and read the spoilers to see if there was any reason to continue.

*Kindan being appointed Weyrlingmaster, despite not having a Dragon of...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 10 2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,659
Posted By Canker
Re: Your last fantasy read

I'm about to finish book 4 of the Temraire series. They aren't bad even though #4 is another dragon plague book ;).
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 30 2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,659
Posted By Canker
Re: Your last fantasy read

Finally got my hands on a a copy of Robin Hobb's Dragon Haven and was not disappointed. Dragon Keeper was a bit of a let down. I still really liked it but it was a lot of setup and character...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jun 30 2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,788
Posted By Canker
Re: hmmm!! robin hobb

Reading a bit out of order but Dragon Keeper pretty much stands on it's own. Live Ship Traders tells the story of how the dragons ended up the way they are along with other things.

Farseer...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jun 21 2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,659
Posted By Canker
Re: Your last fantasy read

The trilogies are separate but connected so try to read them in order.

The Farseer Trilogy
Liveship Traders Trilogy
The Tawny Man Trilogy
The Rain Wild Chronicles


One of my favorite...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jun 18 2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,659
Posted By Canker
Re: Your last fantasy read

Just finished The Red Wolf Conspiracy and The Ruling Sea by Robert Redick. They weren't great but I enjoyed them. Hate having to wait a year to read the next one though. Waiting for my library to...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 19 2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,659
Posted By Canker
Re: Your last fantasy read

Dragon Keeper buy Robin Hobb
The 10th book in the Farseer World. If you have read the other 9 then you will like this one too. None of the characters from the other books show up other than a few...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 3 2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,898
Posted By Canker
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

Him being fat and old isn't a problem with the books. Him dying because he is fat and old before he finishes the books is the problem. Hopefully he lives to be a happy healthy 99 years old so he...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Dec 2 2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,898
Posted By Canker
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

The books are great and I do like that he isn't afraid to kill off main characters. It does get old though that everytime you think something good is finally going to happen you get kicked in the...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 11 2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By Canker
Re: Companion to Wolves

100 pages in and this book makes the Pern books seem like an easy read with all the confusing names for people, wolves, places, ranks, etc. Not big on the man loven but I can put up with. Its been...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 31 2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By Canker
Re: Companion to Wolves

Thanks. This sounds better than Tara K. Harper's Wolfwalker series which is also about people bonding with highly intelligent wolves an another world.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 5 2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,891
Posted By Canker
Re: Dragonheart Detailed Discussion

The worst scene in Pern history was in this book. F'dan? turning in to a flaming hairstylist while doing Fiona's hair lol. That was just horrible. I was waiting for him to start lisping while...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 2 2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,120
Posted By Canker
Re: So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

Bumping my old thread

8 pages into Dragonheart and I already have a negative outlook on the rest of the book. Freaking Fiona.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey May 8 2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,077
Posted By Canker
Re: Tara K. Harper a question or two!

http://tarakharper.com/sfbks.htm
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 25 2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,519
Posted By Canker
Re: Vampire book suggestions

Brian Lumley's Necroscope series is a good one with a different take on vamps. They are more the rip your face off and eat it kind of vamps rather then the wimpy kissy kissy kind.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 15 2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,678
Posted By Canker
Re: Star Wars

I'm no Star Wars freak but Timothy Zahn's series starting with Heir to the Empire isn't bad and I believe it picks up right where Return of the Jedi stops. They are the only ones I have read though.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 17 2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By Canker
Re: Dean R Koontz - SF writer?

Koontz is my fall back guy. Can't find something to read? Koontz always has at least one new book out and has written so many you can always find one you haven't read and he seldom writes something...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 18 2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,155
Posted By Canker
Re: Tara K. Harper

duh forgot to post that
http://tarakharper.com/sfbks.htm
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 18 2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,155
Posted By Canker
Tara K. Harper

I just started reading through her Wolfwalker series. I'm a bit of a wolf/werewolf nut and will read just about anything involving them but I haven't been too impressed with this series so far after...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Oct 26 2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 21,608
Posted By Canker
Re: (Potential Adult Topic) Dragons Sexual Selection

Brown riders would nearly all be gay as well though going by that. When was the last time a brown actually caught a gold? Probably a lot of bronze dragons that never catch a gold for that matter.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 27 2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,120
Posted By Canker
Re: So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

SPOILER ALERT FOR LATEST PERN BOOK, DRAGON'S FIRE....
(edited your post, Canker --- scroll down for post, folks)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 24 2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,120
Posted By Canker
Re: So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

What little we do get to hear from the browns, blues, and greens doesn't make them seem any less intelligent to me.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 23 2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,120
Posted By Canker
Re: So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

I never said I don't like the riders we do get to read about I just don't like the colorism that is rampant throughout the series. Having your place and rank in the weyrs decided by the color of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,120
Posted By Canker
Re: So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

Sorry too many weird names to keep straight :)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 22 2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,120
Posted By Canker
Re: So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

Alright I've read Dragonskin and Dragonsblood and no real changes. I thought Dragonsblood was going to have a blue as a main character but then he goes and kills himself before the book really even...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 16 2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,120
Posted By Canker
Re: So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

Haven't read dragonsblood yet. There was a blue in The Masterharper of Pern, C'gan?, and another in Moreta but both were pretty much minor parts. There was also a green and blue in Dragonseye but...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 16 2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,120
Posted By Canker
So anybody else get tired of all the gold and bronze dragon loven?

What about the rest of them? Any time we follow some kid up to a hatching we know if the kid is a guy he is getting a bronze and female is getting a gold. Would be interesting to follow the...
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