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ISBN:0394558170
Author: Anne McCaffrey
ISBN13: 978-0394558172
Title: NERILKA'S STORY (Pern Adventure)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Random House Audio (November 12, 1986)

NERILKA'S STORY (Pern Adventure) by Anne McCaffrey



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Nerilka's Story by Anne McCaffrey A Pern Adventure. FIRST FLIGHT Arith executed a little run before he jumped skyward, then his fragile-looking, transparent wings took the first mighty sweep downward.

Nerilka's Story book. Anne McCaffrey is the quintessential writer of fantasy books pertaining to dragons. These books are always wonderful, well written, and perfectly characterized. All of her series are great but the ones that take place on Pern are the best of all.

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Despite our excesses of the night before, or because of them, we rose rested, and breakfasted early. Everyone was smiling, including Desdra, who was not much given to trivial expressions the day’s business were discussed at the breakfast table. Alessan ran up to the beasthold to inspect the colt foal, expressing considerable pleasure in its strength and friskiness

It was in Moreta's time - a time of legend, of heroic valor, of terrible Threadfall and the Great Plague that devastated both Holders and Dragonfolk. For Lady Nerilka of Fort Hold, the tragedy was twofold, for with the death of her mother and her sister, her father's mistress took possession of the Hold. Angry and betrayed, Nerilka decided to escape and, as Pern seethed in turmoil, she began her perilous journey to Ruatha, Lord Alessan and an unknown destiny.

Nerilka's Story is the second book of the Moreta's Ride in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. Nerilka's Story was first published by Del Rey Books in March 1986. Critics have called Nerilka a story with terse power. The novel reached on TIME Magazine's Best Sellers list for fiction on April 7 and 21, 1986. On the New York Times Best Seller list for paperbacks, it first appeared on February 22, 1987, at and reached the week after.

Nerilka's Story is essentially the same story contained in Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, but told from a different perspective. This is the first time in the series that Anne McCaffrey wrote a book about someone other than a dragonrider or a Harper so it was very interesting to see life on Pern from a completely different perspective. I liked Nerilka - she kept trying to stand up for herself and to do what was right even when everyone else was trying to hold her back and keep her down

Nerilka's Story. It was in Moreta's time -- a time of legend, of heroic valor, of terrible Threadfall and the Great Plague that devastated both Holders and Dragonfolk. For Lady Nerilka of Fort Hold, the tragedy was twofold, for with the death of her mother and her sister, her father's mistress took possession of the Hold. Angry and betrayed, Nerilka decided to escape and, as Pern seethed in turmoil, she began her perilous journey to Ruatha, Lord Alessan and an unknown destiny. The Coelura. When the Lady Caissa was told by her exalted sire to enter into an heir-contract with Cavernus Gustin she was appalled. For although Gustin was genetically sound he was vain, pompous and intellectually inept. But Caissa's father was determined there should be a union -- he had his own privately plotted plans for such a match. And a few hours later Caissa began to suspect what they were. On a private flight over the forbidden areas of the North, she was alerted by a distress signal -- and there discovered a stranger who said his name was Murell -- a man surrounded by coelura, the incredible rainbow creatures whose very brilliance threatened their extinction. It was the coelura her father wanted. And Murell was determined to save them.
Reviews: 7
MrDog
Nerilka's Story is a shor(ish)t story in the Dragon / Pern world. Not about leaders and world saving deeds, but one of the best (shorter) stories in the Anne McCaffery universe. The personal view of a strong, but secondary character in a pivotal moment on the Pern series. It is a brilliant and quite emotional story. I an a (very) adult reader, but this brings a tear every time, and I LOVE it. One of my personal favourites.

The Coelura is also a very good story, but part on another universe. Good, but different.

I love this book, and read it probably once a year.
Granirad
In Moreta the Lord of Ruatha had his heart seriously broke. Nerilka's Story is about the woman who picked up the pieces and held him together so he could continue doing his duty to his hold. Nerilka was a younger daughter of a Lord Holder and, while she was given all the proper training by her mother, she had no aspirations. When she could no longer tolerate her father's new wife, she left. Fortune put her at Ruatha in the wake of the plague that killed her mother and younger sisters.
I_LOVE_228
This concerns a minor character in the Moreta storyline given as first person narrative, kinda like reading a diary or personal journal. The story line acts as a "what is going on outside the Weyr" that fills in the gaps of what is going on in the rest of Pern. Fills in what is happening after Moreta's death flight and explains how Lord Alessan copes with Moreta's death and rebuilding of Ruatha after the plague. This is a good follow-on reading to complete the Moreta storyline. The complaint I have is that it doesn't tell you what "punishment" was given to Telgar Weyr for M'tani's denial to provide dragonriders to deliver the vital serum to Keroon's plains and led to Moreta/Holth 's flight to save Pern; it would also would have been a fit ending to recite the teaching ballad of Moreta's ride (the full ballad is never recited in the other books- Lessa recites part in Dragonflight).
Goldfury
Nerilka is a hardworking rather plain daughter of the Lord Holder of Fort Hold. She spends most of her summers gathering and laying up medicines and other stores. She spends the rest of her time helping in the kitchens and sewing or whatever other work needs doing. When her father decides to take some of her younger, unmarried sisters to the Ruatha Gather in hopes of snaring Lord Alessan as a husband, she believes that she will get to go too, but her father leaves her behind. Nerilka thinks that this is very cruel because her best friend was Lord Alessan's first wife before she was killed in a tragic runnerbeast accident and she used to write to Nerilka about Ruatha. Nerilka would give just about anything to see it.
When Fort Hold hears the terrible news about the sickness spreading across Pern, Nerilka immediately takes as many stores to the Harper Hall as she can, knowing full well that her father would never give them anything. Her father forces one of the dragonriders to bring him back to Fort Hold, flagrantly disobeying the rule of the Masterhealer to stay where you were when the sickness started to spread. Nerilka soon learns that her mother and all of her sisters died of the plague. Her mother is barely in the ground before her father brings his mistress and her family into the Hold. Nerilka cannot bear to serve someone younger than herself who lords it over everyone at the Hold. When she overhears her father denying the Masterhealer and Masterharper medication and other supplies, Nerilka sneaks out several large sacks of the essentials and leaves with them. She starts treating the illness at a camp just outside of the Fort Hold and then travels to small holdings that are far away from Hold and Weyr.
Nerilka soon hears that Ruatha Hold is all but desolate, she knows that she is needed most there. She arrives to discover that Lord Alessan has lost all of his family, but his sister Oklina. As she struggles with the few survivors of Ruatha Hold to develop a vaccine that can save all of Pern's livestock, she finds herself falling in love with Lord Alessan. She knows that he will never care for her, especially since he loves Weyrwoman Moreta, but when news of the terrible tragedy of Moreta's death reaches Ruatha, it changes everything...
Nerilka's Story is essentially the same story contained in Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, but told from a different perspective. This is the first time in the series that Anne McCaffrey wrote a book about someone other than a dragonrider or a Harper so it was very interesting to see life on Pern from a completely different perspective. I liked Nerilka - she kept trying to stand up for herself and to do what was right even when everyone else was trying to hold her back and keep her down. I also enjoyed seeing the story of Moreta from an outsider's point of view and learned a lot about Pern at the time of Moreta that I didn't know before. My only real complaint about the book is that it is so short! I was able to read it in about 1 hour (I am a fast reader, though). If you have enjoyed any of Anne McCaffrey's other books in the Pern series, I know that you will enjoy this one!
Arilak
A good story to help fill in Anne McCaffery's world of Dragonriders. I do not suggest reading this until one has read Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern as Nerilka's Story provides background and additional response to Moreta's tale. The story had well developed characters and plot, but I give it 4 stars as it does not work as well as a stand-alone book.
WinDImmortaL
The book is in a different style than the other Pern books. It reads like a diary or personal recount of events and may have arisen from notes Anne made while writing the other books.

While the difference in style is a little distracting at first you get used to it and the book shows major events on Pern from a different point of view. I would have liked more details about the "end game" of the book, as it's a pretty important time on Pern and in the books.
Gribandis
Since I was 13 and found my first Anne Mccaffrey book I loved all of The Dragon Riders Of Pern books. This is side story about a minor character in the Moreta book. I love this particular storyline because it gives you a glimpse of some of the other characters from the main story and really rounds out the main story with a good ending as the end of main story is pretty sad.
Excellent summer read I can't wait to start the next one! I read the first books many years ago, and they are as captivating today I as they were 30 years ago.