By Todd McCaffrey
In Dragon's Kin, bestselling writer Anne McCaffrey did the unthinkable: for the 1st time ever, she invited one other author to hitch her within the skies of her most renowned fictional production. That author was once her son, Todd McCaffrey. jointly, they penned a effective new bankruptcy within the annals of the terribly well known Dragonriders of Pern. Now, for the 1st time, Todd McCaffrey flies by myself. And Dragonsblood is facts that the way forward for Pern is in sturdy palms. finally, dragons are in his blood...
Never within the dramatic heritage of Pern has there been a extra dire emergency than that which faces the younger dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious deadly disease is awesome dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire... and the subsequent lethal cycle of Threadfall is simply days away. one way or the other, Lorana needs to discover a treatment earlier than the dragons--including her personal liked Arith--succumb to the ailment, leaving Pern undefended.
The lyrics of an all-but-forgotten music appear to element towards a solution from approximately years long ago, while Kitti Ping and her daughter Wind Blossom bred the 1st dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire-lizards. doubtless the 1st colonists possessed the complex expertise to discover the healing for which Lorana seeks, yet over the centuries, that wisdom has been lost.
Or has it?
For within the far away earlier, an elderly Wind Blossom concerns that the germs that impact the fire-lizards may perhaps someday activate higher prey--and unharness a scourge that might break the dragons, Pern's in basic terms defenders opposed to Thread. yet as her humans fight to outlive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the assets to dissipate on a destiny that could by no means arrive--until without warning she uncovers proof that her worst fears will come true.
Now courageous ladies, separated by way of hundreds and hundreds of years yet joined via bonds transcending time, turns into unknowing allies in a determined race opposed to disorder and Threadfall, with not anything lower than the survival of all existence on Pern at stake.
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