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Dragonseye

By Anne McCaffrey

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Format: Paperback / softback, 416 pages
Published In: United States, 01 December 1998
Thread: deadly silver strands that fall from the sky like rain, devouring every organic thing in their path - animals, plants, and people alike. Who would believe that such a horrible thing could exist? After all, it's been two hundred years since Thread supposedly fell on Pern. No one alive remembers that first onslaught. There's no sign of it anywhere in the world. Only the dragons, originally created to be a weapon against Thread, are still around to remind people that once before their population was decimated, their hopes and dreams and livelihood almost destroyed forever. For two centuries the dragonriders have been practicing and training, passing down from generation to generation the Threadfighting techniques learned on the fly by their besieged ancestors. And most of the Lord Holders are prepared to protect their people, to provide sanctuary, to assemble groundcrews to search out and destroy any Thread that might be missed by the dragons soaring overhead. All but one. Even now the ominous signs are appearing: the violent winter storms and volcanic eruptions that are said to herald the approach of the Red Star and its lethal spawn. Impossibly, one stubborn Lord Holder, Chalkin of Bitra, refuses to believe - and that disbelief could spell disaster for all of Pern. So while the dragonriders desperately train to face an enemy they've never fought before, they and the other Lord Holders must find a way to deal with Chalkin and protect Bitra.

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey, one of the world's most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern(R) series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.

EAN: 9780345418791
ISBN: 0345418794
Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.
Dimensions: 17.55 x 10.9 x 2.67 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Sian on
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BEWARE this book is the USA title of Red Star Rising! I didn't know this and bought both!

That said this book is a good addition to the Pern Series. Set after the first pass, it tells the story of the DragonRiders who are trying to ready Pern for the next pass and the Holders who refuse to believe it is going to happen. Best read as a followon if reading a straight through run of the Pern Series from DragonsDawn to The Skies of Pern
Jenny on
 
Continuing in the wonderful and brilliantly realised Pern series by Anne McCaffrey, this book brings us the continuing struggle of the dragon riders of Pern to protect their planet and it's inhabitants from the deadly thread -a microorganism from another orbiting planet which travels through space and sears all living organisms in it's deadly path.
Written with a wonderful and comprehensive clarity, McCaffrey brings the everyday lives and struggles of Pern's extraordinary denizens and fantastical creatures to living breathing life.
A marvellous read.

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