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The Skies of Pern (Pern)

By Anne McCaffrey

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Format: Paperback, 456 pages
Published In: United States, 01 January 2002
The long-awaited new Dragonriders of Pern(R) novel
from bestselling author Anne McCaffrey
It is a time of hope and regret, of endings and beginnings. The Red Star, that celestial curse whose eccentric orbit was responsible for Thread, has been shifted to a harmless orbit, and the current Threadfall will be the last. Technological marvels are changing the face of life on Pern, and the dragonriders, led by F'lessan, son of F'lar and Lessa and rider of bronze Golanth, and Tia, rider of green Zaranth, must forge a new place for themselves in a world that may no longer need them.
But change is not easy for everyone. There are those who will stop at nothing to keep Pern and its people pure. And now a brand-new danger looms from the skies and threatens a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. Once again, the world looks to the dragons and their riders to save the world. But now, as the friendship of F'lessan and Tia begins to bloom into something more, unforeseen tragedy strikes: a tragedy destined to forever change the future-not just of the two young lovers, but of every human and dragon on Pern . . .
"McCaffrey's sexy and cunning dragons carry the day-and the novel-with impeccable, irresistible panache."
"-Publishers Weekly

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

"SUPERB STORYTELLING AND ENGAGING CHARACTERS . . .McCaffrey's most popular series takes on a new dimension with the latest installment, as familiar characters feel the weight of their years, giving way to a new generation of humans and their dragon companions."-Library Journal (starred review) "The continuing evolution of this world is carefully handled and always fascinating. . . . Multifaceted as the eyes of their dragons, these novels offer romance, adventure, medieval pageantry, intrigue . . . [and] a satisfyingly complex society. In The Skies of Pern, McCaffrey serves up a buffet which can satisfy virtually anyone who steps up to its table."-SciFi Weekly -SUPERB STORYTELLING AND ENGAGING CHARACTERS . . .McCaffrey's most popular series takes on a new dimension with the latest installment, as familiar characters feel the weight of their years, giving way to a new generation of humans and their dragon companions.--Library Journal (starred review) -The continuing evolution of this world is carefully handled and always fascinating. . . . Multifaceted as the eyes of their dragons, these novels offer romance, adventure, medieval pageantry, intrigue . . . [and] a satisfyingly complex society. In The Skies of Pern, McCaffrey serves up a buffet which can satisfy virtually anyone who steps up to its table.--SciFi Weekly SUPERB STORYTELLING AND ENGAGING CHARACTERS . . .McCaffrey s most popular series takes on a new dimension with the latest installment, as familiar characters feel the weight of their years, giving way to a new generation of humans and their dragon companions. Library Journal (starred review) The continuing evolution of this world is carefully handled and always fascinating. . . . Multifaceted as the eyes of their dragons, these novels offer romance, adventure, medieval pageantry, intrigue . . . [and] a satisfyingly complex society. In The Skies of Pern, McCaffrey serves up a buffet which can satisfy virtually anyone who steps up to its table. SciFi Weekly"

EAN: 9780345434692
ISBN: 0345434692
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Dimensions: 17.63 x 10.49 x 3.3 centimetres (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Derri Herbert on
 
Though not a one-sitting read as some others, this was still a worthwhile story. I enjoyed meeting a green rider as a major character (the gold, bronze and browns had all the attention!), and thought that the forward thinking youngsters have a bit to say. I did miss some of the drama of earlier novels, although toward the end that was more than made up for! Overall a good read.
Sian McEwen on
 
This book finally gives F'lessan, F'lar and lessa's son a voice. Although not as good as some of its predecessors, this is a readable book, that gives some further insight into the changes that AVIS has wrought on Pern.. and the realities that this has caused both for the general people of Pern and the DragonRiders. A good addition to the series

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