By Anne McCaffrey
In Anne McCaffrey's manhattan instances bestselling DRAGONSEYE,
join Weyrleaders, Holders, and Craftmasters within the production of the mythical famous person Stones and the educating ballads of Pern!
It's been two-hundred years because the lethal Thread fell like rain upon Pern, devouring every little thing in its course. nobody alive recalls that first awful onslaught and nobody believes in its return--except for the dragonriders. for 2 centuries they've been practising and coaching, passing down from iteration to iteration the bold Threadfighting thoughts.
Now the ominous symptoms are showing: the violent wintry weather storms and volcanic eruptions which are acknowledged to bring in the strategy of the pink big name and its deadly spawn. yet one obdurate Lord Holder, Chalkin of Bitra, refuses to believe--and that disbelief might spell catastrophe. in order the dragonriders desperately educate to stand a terrifying enemy, they and the opposite Lord Holders needs to have the option to accommodate Chalkin--before heritage repeats itself and unleashes its virulence on all of Pern. . . .
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