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Even though Lorana cured the plague that was killing the dragons of Pern, sacrificing her queen dragon in the process, the devastating disease has left too few dragons alive to fight the fall of deadly Thread. As morale at Telgar Weyr plunges in the wake of the widespread loss, and Weyrwoman Fiona and the harper Kindan struggle to keep hope from vanishing, a pregnant Lorana decides she must take drastic steps. Nothing short of manipulating time itself will undo the damage done by the plague. But attempting time travel could have devastating consequences—altering history, and destiny, forever. Now, somehow, Lorana must find a way to accomplish what seems impossible: bending the natural laws of the universe without wreaking havoc on existence itself. To ensure the future of Pern, she’s willing to take the fateful chance—even if it demands yet another, far greater, sacrifice.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey's Sky Dragons.
Mother and son team up again (after 2008's Dragon Harper) to extend Anne McCaffrey's long-running Dragonriders of Pern series. Smooth, clear writing allows the well-realized characters to resonate with the world of Pern, where heroic dragonriders telepathically bonded to their mounts fight against the voracious, all-devouring alien spores known as Thread. A shortage of dragons puts the planet at risk and golden dragon riders Fiona and Lorana, both of whom have no problem defending the planet while pregnant, decide that time travel may be the only way to get the resources they need. The concept of time travel via going "between" on giant flying dragons has always proved crucial to the survival of Pern's colonists, but in this book it becomes almost a character in its own right. With numerous characters from earlier works, this book will appeal most to longtime fans of Pern and its dragons.
Customer ReviewsSee All
An Amazing Book
It was impossible to put down. I love all the mysteries in the book because of their future selves time traveling. Plus all the problems they face and their unique solutions. Cannot wait for the next book.
I am at a loss. I LOVE Pern and have read and reread all the book yet this book is so lacking I failed to find the story. I couldn’t figure out where I was let alone when. There is much missing as though the author timed it before he finished then jumped to another time leaving a hole. Here’s hope they get better
Not as good
Something is lacking in this book. I think it is that the society on Pern is not as well developed, the characters not so well developed. I kept thinking I was missing something. Went back repeatedly to review. I was not missing or forgetting anything that I had read. The usual deep descriptions and character motivations were simply missing. I think Todd needs some editors who are not too familiar with the plot, and have not seen the rewrites as they were under development. The book reads as though someone has done some heavy pruning and lost important bits.