Though written in 1973, this book did not seem dated to me.
It did seem a little more like a collection of short stories than one complete novel. Just as I had gotten to know and like some characters, the book wrapped up their story and moved on to some new characters.
It was a decent book, but I didn't connect with it the way I did with Anne's Pern series or Killashandra or The Rowan. However, I understand that this series is a precursor to the Rowan series, and it is for that reason I'll continue with the next book, Pegasus in Flight.