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Rear cover notes: "Pern, where firebreathing dragons and their human riders join to fight the threads that threaten to destroy all life! Here's the perfect companion and guide for Anne McCaffrey's beloved stories of the Dragonriders of Pern. Karen Wynn Fonstad brings out every detail of the world and history of Pern in fascinating graphics and lucent text. Tour the land whRear cover notes: "Pern, where firebreathing dragons and their human riders join to fight the threads that threaten to destroy all life! Here's the perfect companion and guide for Anne McCaffrey's beloved stories of the Dragonriders of Pern. Karen Wynn Fonstad brings out every detail of the world and history of Pern in fascinating graphics and lucent text. Tour the land whose very existence depends on the dragons and their riders! Detailed two-color maps showing every place and feature yet discovered on Pern; Follow F'lar's research as he learns how to predict Threadfall! Charts tracking the fall of Thread, the deadly spores that periodically ravage Pern; See the hatchling grounds where Jaxom impressed the white dragon Ruth! Schematics of the great Weyrs - the homes of the telepathic dragons and their riders; Visit Ruatha Hold where F'lar found Lessa, his future weyrwoman! Plans of the Holds, where most of the people of Pern live and work; And lots more covering all the books in the great series! The Atlas of Pern provides a spellbinding tour of the world where the harassed settlers from Earth fight to ovecome seemingly impossible odds and to carve out a new life for themselves and the future."...

Title : The Atlas of Pern
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ISBN : 9780345314345
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 169 Pages
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The Atlas of Pern Reviews

  • Sofia
    2019-04-29 20:19

    Fantastic Atlas of the Pern World by my good friend Karen Fonstad, written with the approval and help of Pern author Anne McCaffrey.Unfortunately, the Atlas was written at a time when the series was far from finished so today it's incomplete and Karen has sadly left us. I feel extremely priviledged to have known her and to have had a change for her to sign all my "Karen" books.A wonderful addition to any Pern collection.

  • Torakoun
    2019-05-26 20:06

    I will admit up front, I didn't read this book cover to cover. I looked up Benden Weyr, looked at a few of the hold maps, just because I had a hard time picturing how they would have been built... Really, I got this book so when I eventually get around to rereading all the Dragonrider books, I can use this book as a reference.

  • John Baichtal
    2019-05-12 19:19

    I had fond memories of this book, but I found it A) didn't hold up well in the era of maps done in Adobe Illustrator and B) I hadn't read the original two trilogies in 20 years. It turns out that this book doesn't have a huge amount of value if you don't remember the locations depicted. That all said, there's no way I could give a Karen Wynn Fonstad atlas a bad review.

  • Shawna Clawson
    2019-05-07 21:04

    A must he for the reader of the rear of the Pern books!

  • Linda
    2019-05-09 15:31

    I lost the book and was so grateful to fine a replacement thru Amazon. A wonderful reference guide.

  • Vaughan
    2019-05-15 21:29

    A worthy companion to the first 6 books or so of the Pern series.

  • Julie
    2019-05-24 19:09

    This isn't really the type of book you read from cover to cover. It is the type of book you might want at your side while you read any of the various Pern novels. Or, if you are a lover of Pern, it is nice to simply pull it off the shelf, open to any page, and get a quick Pern fix any time. The wonderful, close-up maps of all the places mentioned in the Pern novels (by Anne McCaffrey) are a testament to the power of McCaffrey to create a living world in such detail that an artist can render it. I give it four stars because although it is a derivative work, the author has gone to a lot of work mapping not just the continents and the major holds of Pern, but also individual sites such as Lessa's quarters, the Harper Hold, and the Benden hatching grounds. And there's more! A chart of when and where threadfall occurs, a graphic of the events that happened on the fateful day when the queen dragons battled. There are also chronologies of several of the earlier novels, including Moreta, Dragonflight, Dragonquest, the Harper Hall novels and the White Dragon. All in all, this makes an excellent addition to the bookshelf of any lover of Pern.

  • Annie
    2019-05-14 20:28

    I am a huge Pern fan so when I saw this I stole it right off my dad's book shelf. I have read it and analyzed it and sat in my room following plot after plot and wishing for more. My favorite section is for Moreta Dragonlady of Pern. I love to see the world of Pern change from pass to pass. I recently reread this with The White Dragon. I enjoyed watching Jaxom's flights and seeing,/i> the two-faced mountain, instead of just reading about it. My one problem with this book is in the Harper hall trilogy. One of the last pictures is of the southern hold and weyr, in it there is an arrow labeled as Sharra's escape, yet nowhere in any of the Harper hall trilogy is there an escape of Sharra. I am completely positive of this fact, and I have read the trilogy at least eight times. Even so, I deeply love the atlas and love the resource.

  • Gail Morris
    2019-05-02 18:03

    It was good to finally get an in depth look at the various places on Pern all in one place, in order to make comparisons and see what was exactly where... although it would be nice to have the areas that Anne's son Todd visited in his collection of books on this same planet. Maybe someday a revision of this book could be made covering the other land masses and the setup they used for their temporary weyrs.Also the depictions of hold layouts and the main Weyr layouts helped to understand the connections that existed between peoples and their dragons.

  • Kate
    2019-05-25 15:07

    The only thing that could make this book better would be if it could be updated. I love maps and love the stories of Pern so I found this book to be a perfect combination. It answered so many questions and gave clear visualization to this magical world.

  • Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    2019-05-02 14:09

    I used to love this series so much. Recently, my mother sent me my copy of this, so I decided to flip through it. Now that I've moved on, this book proves to be the sort of thing that isn't that exciting to read on its own merits.

  • Saleris
    2019-05-10 15:12

    A lovely tie-in for the Pern series.

  • Fredrick Danysh
    2019-05-18 15:23

    A companion piece to MacCaffrey's world of dragons. It maps out the regions of Pern and gives character description of the people and dragons of the series.

  • Indigo
    2019-05-26 17:17

    Neat reference!

  • Theresa
    2019-05-19 16:16

    great determination of the ideology, and history of the anthology of pern

  • Kim
    2019-05-08 22:12

    see Dragonflight... This one is great for know what is where!

  • Robert
    2019-05-07 20:19

    interesting

  • Dave Metzener
    2019-05-18 16:10

    A great resource to help follow where story plots are taking place and just what the place looks like in general!