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Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has returned from the past, where she and a group of dragons and riders fled so that the wounded could heal from their previous battles with Thread and the younger dragons could safely grow to fighting age. Gone only three days, yet aged more than three years, Fiona is no longer a child but a woman prepared to fight against the Thread that threatens to destroy her world.

Fiona's life takes a pivotal turn when a shocking tragedy thrusts her into a position of authority. Now she finds herself leading weyrfolk who have a hard time trusting a senior Weyrwoman who is both young and an outsider.

But even greater challenges lie ahead: Thread is falling and there are too few dragons to stem the tide. Many have died from the recent plague, and even with the influx of newly mature dragons from the past, the depleted fighting force is no match for the intensifying Threadfall. Fiona knows that something must be done, and what she proposes is daring and next to impossible. But if her plan succeeds, it just might save them all.

With a cast of familiar characters from previous Pern novels-including Lorana, who sacrificed her own queen dragon so that all the dragons of Pern would have a chance to survive, and Kindan, the harper Fiona has loved her whole life-Dragongirl is another triumph for Todd McCaffrey, and a riveting new chapter for the Dragonriders of Pern.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey-Ballantine Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345491169
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION McCaffrey
Characteristics: xiii, 482 p. : map ; c25 cm
Alternative Title: Dragon girl


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Jul 08, 2012

Adventures during the Second Fall.

Jul 11, 2011

Todd isn't his mom, Anne, and this book shows again that he is lesser. Still, he's OK and Anne's Pern is a great world. The book really leans on "timing it" (I don't like time travel fiction) but also dips into Stranger in a Strange Land territory where lovers are shared, as are beds with large numbers of adults and children present (sex takes place more privately and off stage). I'll probably read the sequel as Anne is stepping in to untangle the mess. Don't go here if you haven't already read her Pern classics...They are far better.

Oct 20, 2010

This book reminds me of Anne McCaffrey's first book. Riveting characters and storyline. I can't wait to see what happens to this cast of characters.

Aug 15, 2010

I got into the book quite easily, and really enjoyed reading another Pern book, but found myself skimming towards the end. You pretty much know how it is going to go, but it is not getting to the point.
The last third of the book seemed a bit drawn out to me, as if the author was trying increase the word count. I also noticed that some references were never followed up on. I got a feeling that there will be another book on this line, as the main issue was not really resolved.


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