By Todd J. McCaffrey
Todd McCaffrey’s first solo novel within the vintage Dragonriders of Pern sequence, Dragonsblood, was once hailed via critics and embraced by way of the numerous committed readers of the landmark technological know-how fiction saga created by way of his mom, Anne McCaffrey. Now the chronicles of Pern take one other beautiful flip because the embattled planet, the courageous pioneers who name it domestic, and the amazing flame-breathing creatures who fly excessive to guard it confront a dire new challenge.The grim specter of affliction looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and posing a very likely devastating possibility to their dragon cousins, Pern’s sole protection opposed to the lethal phenomenon that's Thread. Fiona, the youngest and in basic terms surviving daughter of Lord Bemin, is simply coming of age, and approximately to imagine the tasks of a Weyrwoman, whilst observe spreads that dragons have certainly started succumbing to the recent contagion. With the subsequent season of Threadfall speedy drawing close, and the already reduced ranks of the dragons once again less than siege, each Weyr throughout Pern is in problem mode. it truly is hardly ever the time for traumatic distractions–such because the unusual voice Fiona without notice hears in her brain on the darkest and so much pressing moments. conditions and the temper of the weyrfolk aggravate while develop patrols relay the scary information that black dust–the unmistakable bring in of falling Thread–has been sighted. As extra dragons sicken and die, leaving just a new iteration of weyrlings too younger to prevail them, Weyrleader B’Nik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to sweep citadel Weyr’s documents in a determined look for clues from the earlier that can carry the answer to the plague. yet might the particular prior itself end up the pathway to salvation for Pern’s troubled dragons and the total imperiled planet? Guided through a mysterious best friend from a totally unforeseen position, and trusting within the detailed dragon present for transcending time, Fiona will sign up for a dicy day trip with far-reaching outcomes for either Pern’s destiny and her own future.
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