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Old Jan 14 2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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What are your memorable moments from Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern? (Again, this is a completely personal and subjective thing, but fun too.)

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Nerilka leaving Fort Hold, (told from Capiam and Tirone's point of view).

Moreta's Ride, and death (always brings a tear to my eye).
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Old Jan 14 2006, 02:57 PM   #2
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Moreta going between on Holth
Leri and Orlith's reactions
Oklina's Impression
Moreta and Alessan
Orlith raving at M'tani's Hogarth (this is my favorite Pern book)
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Old Jan 14 2006, 07:02 PM   #3
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The runnerbeast collapsing during the races
Capaim figuring out how to concoct the serum
Leri trying to strangle herself when Holth dies
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Old Jan 15 2006, 12:08 AM   #4
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I love the whole discription of the gather at Ruatha, I love all the sights and sounds of the gathers the dresses the dancing and lets not forget the food. I don't think anyone can write food the way that Anne can. She has a lovely way of bringing you right into the whole scene. I can tell you that water was so smelly and the meat was so delicious. And I lost my breath during her dance with Alessan. This book had great scenes all through it.
Also the scene that is discribed after the plague has ravaged Ruatha, with the banners hanging in tatters, that is so heartbreaking.
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Moreta delighting in the races at Ruatha

The trip forward to gather needlethorn
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Old Jan 15 2006, 08:17 PM   #6
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Moreta's Last Ride *tears, lotsa tears* and Leri and Orlith's heartbreaking reactions.*more tears*
Oklina's Impression
The Gather
Going forward to collect needlethorn
Orlith telling Moreta what she'll do to M'tani's Hogarth(I wish we'd heard what she would do)
Moreta and Alessan comforting each other when he visits Fort
Anything Orlith says.
Desdra saying that Capiam is definitly well enough if he's swearing out loud
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Old Jan 20 2006, 02:50 PM   #7
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The poor weyrling wondering why his dragon keeps sniffing Oklina!
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I love the whole discription of the gather at Ruatha, I love all the sights and sounds of the gathers the dresses the dancing and lets not forget the food. I don't think anyone can write food the way that Anne can. She has a lovely way of bringing you right into the whole scene. I can tell you that water was so smelly and the meat was so delicious. And I lost my breath during her dance with Alessan. This book had great scenes all through it.
Also the scene that is discribed after the plague has ravaged Ruatha, with the banners hanging in tatters, that is so heartbreaking.
Yes, I agree with you. About the food, I'm always craving Bubblies even though I've never tried them. Mmmmm...hot, sweet, slightly tangy, flakey crust.....
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It's a fruit pie. If you've had fruit pie, you've had a bubbly pie. The recipe in the DLG is a very mundane blueberry pie. (I have a recipe, IIRC from Southern Living magazine, that does a much more interesting blueberry filling with spices.) But yes, Anne is very good at making readers hungry! I always want sausage rolls after I read Pern. (Fattening, no good sausage rolls, but they taste so good....) No surprise she wrote/edited two cookbooks!

The trip forward in time.
Desdra and Capiam bickering.
The very last line--"Her name is Hannath!"
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Old Jan 31 2006, 04:32 AM   #10
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*big sad face* I haven't been able to read this one yet! or Nerilka! *sigh*
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Since I'm re-reading Pern now and am reading Moreta now..........
I LOVE Anne's description of Capiam with the illness. I almost get a headache when I read it. And of course Desdra's treatment of Capiam when she first sees he is ill. I love the two of them.
Anne's descriptions are one of the reasons I love her books so much. I can visualize the scenes so well! As someone mentioned before, the Ruatha gather is beautiful!
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A very sad part of the book, other than the obvious one........
When Alessan is returning from harvesting needlethorn and sees Ruatha from dragonback. I can hear the kettle creaking on the spit and see the trash on the ground, tossed about by the wind. So sad.
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Ok, I must say that having just finished Moreta and then read the short story in Legends II, Pern: Beyond Between, I'm not so sad anymore. Moreta was such a tragic story, and still is, but it's nice to have the commplete story. I got shivers when Marco and Duluth first came to Moreta and Holth.
As Anne does best she makes us think and rethink things. I want more about Between! All I can visualize is black and grey with some ghost images, which is all it is, for the most part, I guess, other than Paradise. But what DOES happen when dragons and riders go Between? (sorry, if there's a post about this somewhere I haven't found it yet.)
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Old Feb 3 2006, 04:57 AM   #14
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Beyond Between raises some very interesting questions...
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Moreta's Ride, and death (always brings a tear to my eye).
Her death always brings TEARS to my eyes... gets me every time!
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