Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dragon’s Code by Gigi McCaffrey - ESSENTIAL

Dragon’s Code by Gigi McCaffrey, 272 pages.  Del Rey, 2018.  $27.

Content: G



Piemur once had the most coveted soprano voice in the Harper Hall.  When his voice changed, however, he became lost and now he goes wherever Robiton, the MasterHarper of Pern, sends him.  At the moment he is in the south, keeping an eye on the OldTimers and Southern Hold.  Something strange is definitely going on – but Piemur has nothing concrete to report that might stop something bad from happening.  When Ramoth’s egg is stolen, Piemur springs into action, even if he has to put his own life on the line, he will keep dragon from fighting dragon. 

Gigi McCaffrey seems to have the magic touch when it comes to her mother’s world of Pern.  While we are seeing familiar events, she manages to make them feel fresh and adds depth to them with skill.  I am very much hoping that she has some other new Pern books planned.  However – this is a stretch to buy for schools.  If you already have the Pern series, then go right ahead.  If you don’t, this is not the place to start. There are at least a dozen other books you need to have first. 

Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS

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