By Todd J. McCaffrey
Todd McCaffrey’s first solo novel within the vintage Dragonriders of Pern sequence, Dragonsblood, used to be hailed by way of critics and embraced by means of the numerous dedicated readers of the landmark technology fiction saga created via 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 exceptional flame-breathing creatures who fly excessive to guard it confront a dire new challenge.The grim specter of disorder looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and posing a probably devastating possibility to their dragon cousins, Pern’s sole safeguard opposed to the lethal phenomenon that's Thread. Fiona, the youngest and simply surviving daughter of Lord Bemin, is simply coming of age, and approximately to imagine the tasks of a Weyrwoman, while note spreads that dragons have certainly started succumbing to the hot contagion. With the subsequent season of Threadfall fast drawing close, and the already lowered ranks of the dragons once again below siege, each Weyr throughout Pern is in predicament mode. it truly is infrequently the time for stressful distractions–such because the unusual voice Fiona by surprise hears in her brain on the darkest and so much pressing moments. situations and the temper of the weyrfolk irritate whilst increase patrols relay the feared information that black dust–the unmistakable usher in of falling Thread–has been sighted. As extra dragons sicken and die, leaving just a new new release of weyrlings too younger to be successful them, Weyrleader B’Nik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to sweep citadel Weyr’s files in a determined look for clues from the previous which can carry the answer to the plague. yet may the particular prior itself end up the pathway to salvation for Pern’s dragons and the complete imperiled planet? Guided by way of a mysterious best friend from a totally unforeseen position, and trusting within the distinct dragon present for transcending time, Fiona will sign up for a dicy day trip with far-reaching effects for either Pern’s destiny and her own future.