By Todd J. McCaffrey
Todd McCaffrey’s first solo novel within the vintage Dragonriders of Pern sequence, Dragonsblood, used to be hailed through critics and embraced through the numerous dedicated readers of the landmark technology fiction saga created by way of his mom, Anne McCaffrey. Now the chronicles of Pern take one other alluring flip because the embattled planet, the courageous pioneers who name it domestic, and the fabulous 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 possibly devastating possibility to their dragon cousins, Pern’s sole safeguard opposed to the lethal phenomenon that's Thread. Fiona, the youngest and in simple terms surviving daughter of Lord Bemin, is simply coming of age, and approximately to imagine the tasks of a Weyrwoman, whilst note spreads that dragons have certainly began succumbing to the recent contagion. With the subsequent season of Threadfall speedy impending, and the already lowered ranks of the dragons once again less than siege, each Weyr throughout Pern is in problem mode. it's not often the time for stressful distractions–such because the unusual voice Fiona without warning hears in her brain on the darkest and so much pressing moments. situations and the temper of the weyrfolk irritate whilst boost patrols relay the scary information that black dust–the unmistakable usher 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 castle Weyr’s documents in a determined look for clues from the prior that can carry the answer to the plague. yet may possibly the particular prior itself turn out the pathway to salvation for Pern’s troubled dragons and the full imperiled planet? Guided via a mysterious best friend from a totally unforeseen position, and trusting within the specific dragon reward for transcending time, Fiona will sign up for a dicy day trip with far-reaching results for either Pern’s destiny and her own future.