|Submitted by Carbon |
(Apr 18, 2006)
Nerilka's story is taken from the view point of Nerilka who is a Lord Holders daughter. It begins while Moreta is still living. Nerilkas story reads like the final chapter of Moreta's ride and has the effect of tying up the loose end of how lord Alessan chose his new wife. The story read like a personal diary from Nerilka and lacked the richness of Anne McCaffrey's usual style. Nothing really new happens until the last three chapters. In those last three we gain insight into how Rutha will be saved and lord Alessan finds the will to live after yet more tragedy. I was disappointed with Nerilkas story as it did not contribute to the greater story of Pern. Nerilkas story is for those romantic types who want all ends tied up. For myself I had could easily skip this book and move to the next.