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Old Feb 5 2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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What are your memorable moments from The Skies of Pern?

This is a hard one for me, as it is one of my fav Pern books. I also think that this is one of Anne's best books (IMOO) - but that's a debate for another thread!

Anyhow, here are some of my "memorable moments" from this book:

The asteroid strike. So well described, and thought out. I love the drama of this event, and what it leads to.

Golanth and Zaranth being attacked. Horrific, and sad on so many levels.

The little surprise in the AIVAS chamber - ummm, am I the only one wandering if AIVAS is really gone? This left me wandering... (and I might start a Thread about that too!)

The ending of the book. Not upbeat, not everythings resolved, and very unexpected.

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Golanth flying Zaranth.
The funny old lady that F'lessan rescues during the tsunami relief.
Golanth's flight after injury.
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This.

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The unmistakable stink of trundlebug interrupted this revelation.
What did you do? both riders cried, holding their noses as they ran for their dragons to mount and leave the clearing before they were actively ill.
I turned it, Golanth said as he leaped into the air, hoping between would absorb the awful reek.
Into mush, Zaranth said with some disgust.
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The time where Golanth's and F'lessan's survival depend on the other surviving.
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This.
I agree wholeheartedly, cracks me up every time!
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Yes, I agree with monkeyysrule and spiff; the trundlebug scene is hilarious and one of the best parts of the book.
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Of course
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This isn't a memorable moment, just one that I remember and gives me hope....
That Fourth is with Toric in Southern Hold. So there must be another book in the works! Maybe this one will tie up Toric's story line and then see F'lar and Lessa to the end of Threadfall.

I think one of the most memorable moments was when the ramp was built for Golanth to get down off the terrace. F'lessan's realization that he won't be flying Thread with Golanth again. Also, later on we find out that Golanth had realized the same thing and they were keeping their feelings about it from each other.

Another is when Golanth is lifted to Cove Hold for swimming. His landing in the water and F'lessan's dismount!

Ahhhh, now I've completed my re-read of the whole Pern series, short stories too!
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