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Old Jan 26 2008, 04:00 AM   #1
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Angry Need help choosing which book to read next...

As the title says, I'm totally lost. I read the original trilogy, ending in White Dragon. I've only read these three. Which one should I read next? There seems to be a huge number of books going off with different characters, plot-lines, and times. I just want to continue the story where white dragon left off. HELP!!
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I recommend "The Dolphins Of Pern", then, followed by "All The Weyrs Of Pern." After that, you can go back to the beginning and read "Dragonsdawn" and "Chronicles Of Pern: First Fall". Those two are very sci-fi and heavy on exploration and techno-speak, but it's really interesting to see how the colonists tackle their first Threadfalls.
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Old Jan 26 2008, 04:18 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll go ahead and download that then...


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That skips a few books in the middle, and puts Dolphins and All the Weyrs in the wrong order.

I'd recommend reading the Harper Hall Trilogy books next: Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums.

Full read order suggestions on my website here: http://pern.srellim.org/readorder.htm
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Old Jan 26 2008, 11:12 AM   #5
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Terry Goodkind, sword of truth serise.
there are 11 books in the serise and they are
frustrating at time but its worth getting to the last book.
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As far as Pern goes, here are my recommendations for reading order:

Dragonflight
Dragonquest

Dragonsong
Dragonsinger
Dragondrums
The White Dragon
Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern
Nerilka's Story
Dragonsdawn
The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall
Dragonseye: Red Star Rising
The Renegades of Pern
All the Weyrs of Pern
The Dolphins of Pern
The Skies of Pern

And Dragonchoice 1 and 2.
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I'll keep to the order the author suggests: stick to the order the books were published in. (even though I sometimes do reread in chronological order )
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Old Jan 26 2008, 05:53 PM   #8
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Hey, is "Renegades Of Pern" still in print?

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Yes, Renegades is still in print

Try some of the bigger bookshops eg Waterstones, or you can order online from Amazon.
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Ohhhhh no. I'm not touching Amazon with a pole of any length. They sell dogfight magazines.

With any hope, the closest Borders will have some copies.

Thank you, Anneli.
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