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Moreta's Ride

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Abr 26, 2007, 10:38pm

Is the book Moreta's Ride, which apparently came out in 2005, a reprint of Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, or a book about the song, or. . .?

Abr 27, 2007, 4:51am

Is it (either) any good?

I've so far held off reading the pern books that don't fit into the Dragonquest timeline. Are they best read as standalones? or do they really fit into the pern history when read in published (or another) order?

Abr 27, 2007, 1:22pm

I think this may be a mistake. All the copies on Amazon are used copies, and there's not much information given. According to Anne McCaffrey's website ( ), there isn't a book called Moreta's Ride.

Abr 27, 2007, 5:51pm

Hi again,

I did some googling for "Moreta's Ride". On the first page of hits was one for an e-bay page, where there was a photo of the book cover. So it must exist.

Another hit took me to a discussion in which it was said that it is a SF Book Club book, an "anthology" containing Moreta and Nerilka. I guess that means it has Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern and Nerilka's Story under one cover?

May 3, 2007, 9:48am

As I recall there is a song about Moreta's ride and Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern recounts the story. IMHO not as great as the present era stories.

May 3, 2007, 12:06pm

OTOH, I enjoyed Dragonsdawn which is set in the era when the Pern colony was founded.

Jul 23, 2007, 2:45am

I'm with Loyola. I have both "Moreta:Dragonlady of Pern", and "Nerilka's Story" as separate (hardcover) books. The reference to "Moreta's Ride" is the ballad about how she rides back in time to bring the weyrs forward to save the current Pernese from Thread (their numbers had dwindled)...

Jul 26, 2007, 2:24pm

I thought Moreta was the one who had worn herself out during a widespread sickness, delivering the antidote everywhere because she was for some reason immune. They sang the song about it in Dragonsinger, during a threadfall. Help me out, who am I thinking of?

Jul 26, 2007, 3:40pm

Moreta IS the one who delivers the antidote and the song tells her story. It's Lessa who goes back and brings the missing weyrs forward.

Jul 26, 2007, 3:44pm

I think post #4 contains the answer to my original question. A book (book club edition) with the title does exist.

Ago 1, 2007, 3:18am

Ah cr@p...I always get it backasswards...*snicker*

Ago 1, 2007, 7:08am

Lol. Me too.

Ago 18, 2008, 11:56am

I'm a member of the SFBC, and just wanted to let you know that the book Moreta's Ride is indeed an omnibus of Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern and Nerilka's Story. Sorry to be a year late to the conversation. :-)

Dic 15, 2008, 2:36pm

I've been listening to all of the Pern novels using Todd's chronological list FAQ 2

I don't have Moretta yet the write up on the book sounds too familiar. Was her story included in one of the other books? Or, at least the part about the big cat and the plague? Did Todd "borrow" it for one of his third pass pandemics?

Dic 21, 2008, 2:19pm

Moreta's ride was commemorated in song, and the song is mentioned in several novels - that's probably why it sounds familiar to you.

Abr 15, 2011, 12:26pm

I loved this book - I can't find it now but one of the websites said that the author suggested reading these books in order by date published even though you will have overlaps, etc. that this was the preferred way to read them. So, even if you see references to Moreta in other books - you definitely want to read this because it really goes into detail about what happened.