“Runner of Pern”
By Anne McCaffrey
Collected in Legends
Edited by Robert Silverberg
“Runner of Pern” follows a young girl named Tenna as she runs in the steps of her ancestors as a courier on the planet Pern. While running a message from one settlement to another, she is accidently forced off the track and into a poisonous sticklebush.
Despite the accident, Tenna reaches her destination in good time. She spends several days recovering from her wounds; meanwhile, the local girls at the runners’ station help her plot revenge on the boy who caused her accident.
I first became acquainted with Pern a few years ago, but I was unable to make it through the second book in the series. I found the books boring and virtually unreadable. That said, I really enjoyed this story, and I am considering giving the series another shot.
This review originally appeared 8 December 2012 on fantasyreviewer.com