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Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern)

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Todd McCaffreys first solo novel in the classic Dragonriders of Pern series, Dragonsblood, was hailed by critics and embraced by the countless devoted readers of the landmark science fiction saga created by his mother, Anne McCaffrey. Now the chronicles of Pern take another captivating turn as the embattled planet, the brave pioneers who call it home, and the magnificent flame-breathing creatures who fly high to protect it confront a dire new challenge.

The grim specter of sickness looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and posing a potentially devastating threat to their dragon cousins, Perns sole defense against the deadly phenomenon that is Thread. Fiona, the youngest and only surviving daughter of Lord Bemin, is just coming of age, and about to assume the duties of a Weyrwoman, when word spreads that dragons have indeed begun succumbing to the new contagion. With the next season of Threadfall quickly approaching, and the already diminished ranks of the dragons once more under siege, every Weyr across Pern is in crisis mode. It is hardly the time for disturbing distractions–such as the strange voice Fiona suddenly hears in her mind at the darkest and most urgent moments.

Circumstances and the mood of the weyrfolk worsen when advance patrols relay the dreaded news that black dust–the unmistakable herald of falling Thread–has been sighted. As more dragons sicken and die, leaving only a new generation of weyrlings too young to succeed them, Weyrleader BNik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to comb Fort Weyrs archives in a desperate search for clues from the past that may hold the solution to the plague.

But could the actual past itself prove the pathway to salvation for Perns stricken dragons and the entire imperiled planet? Guided by a mysterious ally from a wholly unexpected place, and trusting in the unique dragon gift for transcending time, Fiona will join a risky expedition with far-reaching consequences for both Perns future and her personal destiny.

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The dragons of Pern are dying . . . and the only person who can save them has been dead for more than 400 Turns. This fantasy is written by Anne McCaffrey's son, Todd, heir to the literary world of Pern.

Synopsis:

The specter of sickness looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and threatening their dragon cousins, Perns sole defense against the deadly phenomenon that is Thread. Fiona, the young rider of queen dragon Talenth, is about to assume the duties of a Weyrwoman when word spreads that dragons have begun succumbing to the new contagion. As more dragons sicken and die, Weyrleader BNik and queen rider Lorana comb Fort Weyrs archives in a desperate search for clues from the past that may hold the solution to the plague. But could the past itself prove the pathway to salvation for Perns imperiled dragons? Guided by a mysterious ally from a wholly unexpected place, and trusting in the dragon gift for transcending time, Fiona will join a risky expedition with far-reaching consequences for both Perns future and her personal destiny.

About the Author

Todd McCaffrey is the bestselling author of the Pern novel Dragonsblood, and the co-author, with his mother, Anne McCaffrey, of Dragons Kin, Dragons Fire, and Dragon Harper. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345491152
Author:
Mccaffrey, Todd J.
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
McCaffrey, Anne
Author:
Todd McCaffrey
Author:
McCaffrey, Todd J.
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.86x4.22x1.15 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The dragons of Pern are dying . . . and the only person who can save them has been dead for more than 400 Turns. This fantasy is written by Anne McCaffrey's son, Todd, heir to the literary world of Pern.
"Synopsis" by , The specter of sickness looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and threatening their dragon cousins, Perns sole defense against the deadly phenomenon that is Thread. Fiona, the young rider of queen dragon Talenth, is about to assume the duties of a Weyrwoman when word spreads that dragons have begun succumbing to the new contagion. As more dragons sicken and die, Weyrleader BNik and queen rider Lorana comb Fort Weyrs archives in a desperate search for clues from the past that may hold the solution to the plague. But could the past itself prove the pathway to salvation for Perns imperiled dragons? Guided by a mysterious ally from a wholly unexpected place, and trusting in the dragon gift for transcending time, Fiona will join a risky expedition with far-reaching consequences for both Perns future and her personal destiny.
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