The Skies of Pern
Random House, Inc.
The long-awaited new Dragonriders of Pern® 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.”
Baker & Taylor
With the planet of Pern no longer threatened by Threadfall, its inhabitants are free to spread across the planet and to build new lives for themselves with the help of recently discovered ancient technology, but not everyone is happy with the changes that are occurring and the future of the dragonriders is uncertain, until a terrifying new peril from the sky endangers Pern. Reprint.
With the planet of Pern no longer threatened by Threadfall, its inhabitants are free to build new lives for themselves with the help of recently discovered ancient technology, until a terrifying new peril from the sky endangers the planet.
New York : Del Ray Books, 2002
456 p ; 10x17 cm