This is book eight in the Dragonriders of Pern series.
Once again returning to the story of Fiona and Kindan we find them still struggling to fight thread with a decimated dragon force. Fiona along with her fellow wyerwomen must come up with a solution in order to save Pern. They know it has to have something to do with traveling through time, but will they figure out what it is without breaking time?
This is book 24 in the Pern series.
Fiona has spent three turns in the past and now has returned with a golden dragon that is now fully grown and ready to rise. When a tragedy strikes and an entire wyre of dragons is lost, Fiona soon moves in and does what she can to continue fighting thread, despite the sickness that is taking more and more dragons. Can they find a way to save Pern?
Latest book in the Pern series, and the third written by Todd, Anne McCaffrey’s son.
Fiona, the only daughter of the Fort holder impresses at a hatching she attended, even though she was not standing on the hatching grounds. While still wyerlings Fiona and all the others from her hatching are unexplainably tired and distracted. Then the pass starts and thread begins to fall, the wyers suffer incredible losses, on top of thread dragons seem to be getting sick, coughing and getting worse, until they die, or just disappear between. How can they keep the wyerlings from getting sick, and let them mature so that they can help fight thread?
This is another in the ever growing Pern series begun by Anne McCaffrey. This book is a continuation of Dragon’s Kin, and tells the continuing story of Kindan, after he turned Kist over to Nuella and moved to the the Harper Hall, and for the next couple of years on Pern.
Anne’s son, Todd, seems to have taken over this series, and I enjoy his work, but it has a totally different feel than his mother. Todd seems to write a less complex and in depth story. He tells one story, from the beginning to the end, instead of jumping from one character to another to tell several facets of the tale. Still good, and very enjoyable, but just not the same.
This is a Pern Novel (way too many to count, and the order can be confusing) , This takes place during the second interval, during the same time, but from a different perspective, as Dragon’s Kin. This story deals less with the mining of coal, and more with the Shunned and the mining of firestone, and how dangerous firestone mining can be. Yet the firestone is extremely important, as the time for the third pass is coming and they need the firestone for the dragons to burn the thread from the sky, and to practice being able to do so.
I really enjoyed this story, as I always enjoy the Pern novels. This feels to be more of Todd’s work than Anne’s as I can tell the difference in the ‘feel’ of Todd’s work than from Anne’s not that I don’t like it just as much, it just has a different feel to it, and a different approach to the people.