Dragonheart
Todd J. McCaffrey
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Dragonheart

Anne McCaffrey's dragonriders of Pern

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Ballantine Books in New York.

Written in English

539 pages

Todd McCaffrey's 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, Pern's 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. Wyerleader B'Nik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to comb Fort Weyr's 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 Pern's 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 Pern's future and her personal destiny.

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First Sentence

"Fort Weyr, AL 507.11.17, Second Interval "...and you wouldn't believe how many holders they've saved over the last ten Turns," Benden Weyrleader M'tal said, continuing to press his case for the watch-whers. The three remaining Weyrleaders had adjourned to Fort Weyr's Council Room to await the Hatching and confer. C'rion of Ista Weyr snorted and shook his head. "I'm sorry, M'tal, but the time's all wrong," he said. "Threads will be falling all to soon and here you are with this radical notion of training dragons and watch-whers to fly Threads together at night." M'tal took a slow, calming breath to stifle the hot retort he wanted to make. He looked expectantly to K'lior."

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Todd McCaffrey's 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, Pern's 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 B'Nik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to comb Fort Weyr's 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 Pern's 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 Pern's future and her personal destiny.From the Hardcover edition.

Classifications

Library of Congress PS3563.A25525 D73 2008
Dewey 813/.54

Dragonheart

Anne McCaffrey's dragonriders of Pern

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Ballantine Books in New York.


First Sentence

"Fort Weyr, AL 507.11.17, Second Interval "...and you wouldn't believe how many holders they've saved over the last ten Turns," Benden Weyrleader M'tal said, continuing to press his case for the watch-whers. The three remaining Weyrleaders had adjourned to Fort Weyr's Council Room to await the Hatching and confer. C'rion of Ista Weyr snorted and shook his head. "I'm sorry, M'tal, but the time's all wrong," he said. "Threads will be falling all to soon and here you are with this radical notion of training dragons and watch-whers to fly Threads together at night." M'tal took a slow, calming breath to stifle the hot retort he wanted to make. He looked expectantly to K'lior."

Edition Description

Todd McCaffrey's 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, Pern's 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. Wyerleader B'Nik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to comb Fort Weyr's 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 Pern's 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 Pern's future and her personal destiny.

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae xv
1 Fort Weyr, AL 507.11.17, Second Interval 3
2 Fort Weyr, The Next Day 11
3 Fort Weyr, AL 507.12.20 23
4 Fort Weyr, AL 507.13.12 41
5 Fort Weyr, Next Morning, AL 507.13.15 66
6 Fort Weyr, Seven Days Later, AL 507.13.22 83
7 Fort Hold, Morning, AL 507.13.23 117
8 Fort Weyr, Afternoon, AL 507.13.25 126
9 Fort Weyr, Morning, AL 507.13.26 137
10 Fort Weyr, Morning, AL 508.1.13 160
11 Fort Hold, Morning, AL 508.1.19 208
12 Igen Weyr, Morning, AL 498.7.2 268
13 Igen Weyr, Early Morning, AL 498.7.3 300
14 Igen Weyr, Morning, AL 498.7.8 331
15 Igen Weyr, Morning, AL 498.8.12 366
16 Igen Weyr, Morning, AL 498.8.14 390
17 Igen Weyr, Late Evening, AL 498.9.8 411
18 Igen Weyr, Early Morning, AL 499.13.11 469
19 Wherhold, Late Evening, AL 500.8.18 514
20 Igen Weyr, Evening, AL 501.3.18 535
Epilogue: Fort Weyr, AL 508.2.2 537
Acknowledgements 539

Edition Notes

Series
Dragonriders of Pern
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3563.A25525 D73 2008

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16944586M
ISBN 10
780345 491145
ISBN 13
9780345491145
LC Control Number
2008027996
Library Thing
467
Goodreads
2747288

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