The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists -- until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything -- and everyone -- in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed.
Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonests were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider...
And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed -- Dragons!
"Readers who for two decades have been following the fortunes of the dragonriders and other inhabitants of the planet Pern will welcome [this] volume, chronicling the early years....Many richly developed characters people the novel, among them two youngsters, Sorka Hanrahan and Sean Connell, who grow up to become two of the first dragonriders." -- Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||13 and up|
|Publication Date||Aug 13, 1989|