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Older and wiser after three turns in the past, young Weyrwoman Fiona and Talenth, her golden queen dragon, return to continue the fight against the deadly Threadfall in McCaffrey's romantic, highflying sequel to Dragonheart. This time out the battle is made more difficult by a horrifying disease that is steadily killing off the dragons. Despite finding a cure, the fear persists that there won't be enough dragons to battle the next Threadfall. In the meantime, a kinky love quartette between Fiona, dragonrider T'Mar, Weyrwoman and ex-queenrider Lorana, and Harper/Weyrlingmaster Kindan creates friction, especially when both Lorana and Fiona become pregnant as threats to Pern increase. McCaffrey's assured characterizations and ease with referencing Pern's elaborate history make this a hardy fantasy that faithfully echoes and builds upon his mother's original vision. (July) (c)
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Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen dragon Talenth, has just returned from three years at the abandoned Weyr (or dragon domicile) Ingen, to which injured dragons and riders had gone to heal. The place is 10 Turns in the past, yet only days have passed at Fort Weyr when they return. The Weyr (dragons, riders, and support) are still fighting Thread shorthanded because the plague is still killing dragons, and dragons and riders are going down in battle. Suddenly all Telgar dragons and riders are lost Between. Since Talenth is the oldest queen who isn't leading a Weyr, Fiona becomes Weyrwoman of Telgar, where she galvanizes the people and attracts dragon riders and healers to join. The constant Thread falls cause rapid attrition of dragons and riders, and the search for a cure for the plague and the fight for survival become ever more desperate. Adding fascination is the book's exploration of the possibilities of dragons going Between from one time to another just as they go almost instantly from place to place on the planet. Todd McCaffrey continues carving his own niche in the Pern canon while remaining faithful to the world-building and characterizations that have made his mother Anne's series a perennial favorite. --Sally Estes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I found this rather rambling and found I was skipping lots of pages to get to the next significant part of the book. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Alastair Mcintyre, Electric Scotland
Loved these Pern books as a child and now I return to this world for a needed mental break from adulthood.Published 18 days ago by TwistedMoon
The first and last quarters of the book, Dragongirl, (which contain the bulk of the story and are pretty good), hardly make up for the endless counting and reminders of facts that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carolyn Bragg or C. Bragg
Still enjoying the series and looking fwd to the many twists the author is able to create. It is just hard for me to put down is my only complaint thus far.Published 2 months ago by Lee Russell
I've read this book and Dragonheart and have decided to drop Todd's Pern series. I've read and reread Anne's over and over but these last 2 were tedious, rather repulsive, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. Roberts