Today’s prompt: Favorite book of your favorite series
I would have to say that the first book of the series (in publishing order, not chronological) is my favorite.
The main character Lessa was immediately sympathetic to me. It was neat to follow her journey from servant girl in disguise all the way to reclaiming her rightful position as ruler of Ruatha Hold. However, she has to relinquish her position to “impress” the golden dragon Ramoth and travel 400 years (“turns”) back in time to save Pern.
Anne McCaffrey does an excellent job of immersing her readers in the world of Pern and making the fate of the planet and its residents important to us. I always admire writers who can create brand new worlds in such elaborate detail.