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Dragon Harper (Dragonriders of Pern)

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ISBN13: 9780345480309
ISBN10: 0345480309
Condition: Standard
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For millions of readers the world over, the name Pern is magical, conjuring up grand vistas of a distant planet whose blue skies are patrolled by brave dragons and their noble riders, a paradise threatened by the periodic fall of deadly Thread. But not all dangers descend from the skies. Now, in their third collaboration, Anne McCaffrey and her son, Todd McCaffrey, spin a tale of a mysterious illness that may succeed in doing what centuries of Threadfall could not: kill every last human on Pern.

Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsas defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram–a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship.

Meanwhile, in nearby Fort Hold, a clutch of fire-lizard eggs is about to hatch, and Lord Bemins beautiful young daughter, Koriana, is determined to Impress one of the delightful creatures. At the hatching, Kindan Impresses a fire-lizard of his own . . . and wins the heart of Koriana. But Lord Bemin mistrusts harpers and will not hear of a match between his daughter and the low-born Kindan.

Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly. Arising suddenly, as if out of nowhere, the contagion decimates hold after hold, paying no heed to distinctions of birth. In this feverish crucible, friendship and love will be tested to the breaking point and beyond. For with Threadfall scant years away, the Dragonriders dare not expose themselves to infection, and it will fall to Kindan and his fellow apprentices to bravely search for a cure and save humanity.

The price of failure is unthinkable. But the price of success may be even harder to bear.

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo Awardwinning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern® novels, is one of science fictions most popular authors. With Elizabeth Ann Scarborough she co-authored Changelings and Maelstrom, Books One and Two of The Twins of Petaybee. McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Visit the authors website at www.annemccaffrey.net.

Todd McCaffrey is the bestselling author of the Pern novel Dragonsblood, as well as Dragons Kin and Dragons Fire, which he co-wrote with his mother, Anne McCaffrey. A computer engineer, he currently lives in Los Angeles. Having grown up in Ireland with the epic of the Dragonriders of Pern, he is bursting with ideas for new stories of that world, its people, and its dragons. Visit the authors website at www.toddmccaffrey.org.

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Anna Creech, May 18, 2008 (view all comments by Anna Creech)
There are a few references to characters and events from both Dragon's Kin and Dragon's Fire. Once those connections are made and all the key characters are introduced, this book easily stands on its own with its own tale to tell. If you aren't already familiar with Pern, you might get a bit lost in the cultures, titles, and terms. This isn't a good book to start with, but it certainly is a fine addition to the series.

One thing that is noticeably different about this book compared to others in this series is that the authors have narrowed the range of individuals involved in the story, and have done a better job of making the names more distinct. The last few Pern books have had so many key characters doing all sorts of things that I felt like I needed cheater notes just to keep track of who's who. I did not feel that way with this book, and I hope that future books will also have this balance and clarity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345480309
Author:
Mccaffrey, Anne
Publisher:
Del Rey
Author:
McCaffrey, Todd J.
Author:
McCaffrey, Anne
Author:
Anne McCaffrey Todd McCaffrey
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Series:
Dragonriders of Pern
Publication Date:
20071226
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.46x6.58x1.14 in. 1.17 lbs.

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