Dragonsblood (Dragonriders of Pern, Book 18) by Todd McCaffrey

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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The equipage rocked and lurched like a small ornate ship on stony seas. Above, the clockwork dragon supervised. How much of Oz those dull eyes had taken in. Oz rehearsing itself, rearranging itself decade after decade. Whimsy and fate, destiny and accident. The fall of the house of Ozma, the dirty years of the Wizard, the rise of impeccable Shell, holy Emperor of Oz. Fortunes, in any case: changeable fortunes converted into the changeless facts of biography by every passing tick of its mechanisms.

Am I hallucinating all this? Kill me or save me, as you wish, but for the love of the Unnamed God, do it soon. 舡 It was this last remark that moved the Lion to pity, or pity of a sort. He knew about being alone. The weather was always cold there. He padded forward and put his big head down on the man舗s chest. The man swooned in fear or disbelief, whereupon the scattershot snare in his chest slowed to a more stately thud. The Lion considered creeping off. The whole thing was so embarrassing. 舡 He didn舗t want to be rude and leave without the correct valediction.

He rubbed the cat舗s arthritic spine, and a net of hairs came off on the pad of his paw. He held them out. Each hair looked like nothing so much as a thread of glass. 舠Revolting,舡 said Sister Hospitality, charitably enough. 舠Look, it hardly has a shadow,舡 said Brrr, and this was almost true; the morning light of the vestibule slanted through where the cat stood, stretching arthritically on the flagstones. 舡 said the Lion. 舡 舠If it舗s as fragile as glass, it will be pleased to learn that our own mousers have recently fled,舡 said Sister Hospitality.

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