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The Skies of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern)

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Thanks to Anne McCaffrey, millions of readers have soared the skies on dragonback, shared the thoughts and dreams of the great dragons of Pern, and risked life and limb to safeguard the planet from the deadly threat of falling Thread. With the Dragonriders of Pern, McCaffrey has given us more than just an extraordinary masterwork of imagination. She has given us a whole world—and has taught us to fly. Now, in this triumphant return to Pern, Anne McCaffrey takes us on an adventure as surprising and unforgettable as any that has come before . . .

It is a time of hope and regret, of endings and beginnings. The Red Star, that celestial curse whose eccentric orbit was responsible for Thread, has been shifted to a harmless orbit, and the current Threadfall will be the last. Technological marvels are changing the face of life on Pern. And the dragonriders, led by F'lessan, son of F'lar and Lessa and rider of bronze Golanth, and Tia, rider of green Zaranth, must forge a new place for themselves in a world that may no longer need them.

But change is not easy for everyone. There are those who will stop at nothing— not even violence—to keep Pern and its people pure. And now a brand-new danger looms from the skies . . . and threatens a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.

Once again, the world looks to the dragons and their riders to solve the crisis and save the world. But now, as the friendship of F'lessan and Tia begins to bloom into something more, unforeseen tragedy strikes: a tragedy destined to forever change the future—not just of the two young lovers, but of every human and dragon on Pern . . .

Synopsis:

The magic lives on! Now that Pern can look forward to a future without the threat of Threadfall, the people are free to leave their protective stone holds and spread across more of the planet, as well as improve their lives with thenewly discovered ancient technology. Not everyone is happy, though. Some resist any change, and consider anything new to be an 'abomination'. And the dragonriders are uncertain: Without Thread, what will their purpose be in Pernese society? Then a new danger - again from the skies - loom...

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345434685
Author:
McCaffrey, Anne
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
McCaffrey, Anne
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Pern
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Dragonriders of Pern (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
106-480
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.56x6.70x1.43 in. 1.67 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The magic lives on! Now that Pern can look forward to a future without the threat of Threadfall, the people are free to leave their protective stone holds and spread across more of the planet, as well as improve their lives with thenewly discovered ancient technology. Not everyone is happy, though. Some resist any change, and consider anything new to be an 'abomination'. And the dragonriders are uncertain: Without Thread, what will their purpose be in Pernese society? Then a new danger - again from the skies - loom...
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