Paperback - 2011
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With a cast of beloved characters from previous Pern novels, Dragongirl is another triumph for Todd McCaffrey--and a riveting chapter for the Dragonriders of Pern.

Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has returned with the dragons and riders who fled into the past to heal their battle wounds and prepare to fight anew the menace of Thread. Now more than three years older, Fiona is no longer a child but a woman--thrust into authority by a shocking tragedy. But leading weyrfolk who are distrustful of a young outsider will be only one of her challenges. Despite gaining reinforcements from the past, too few dragons have survived the recent plague to stem the tide of the intensifying Threadfall. As a senior Weyrwoman, Fiona must take decisive action. With the aid of Lorana, the rider who sacrificed her dragon for others, and Fiona's true love, the harper Kindan, she proposes a daring, nearly impossible plan. But if it succeeds, it just might save them all.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2011, c2010
Edition: Del Rey mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345491176
Branch Call Number: FAN MCC
Characteristics: xviii, 454 p. : map ; 18 cm


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Jul 08, 2012

Adventures during the Second Fall.

Jul 11, 2011

Todd isn't his mom, Anne, and this book shows again that he is lesser. Still, he's OK and Anne's Pern is a great world. The book really leans on "timing it" (I don't like time travel fiction) but also dips into Stranger in a Strange Land territory where lovers are shared, as are beds with large numbers of adults and children present (sex takes place more privately and off stage). I'll probably read the sequel as Anne is stepping in to untangle the mess. Don't go here if you haven't already read her Pern classics...They are far better.

Oct 20, 2010

This book reminds me of Anne McCaffrey's first book. Riveting characters and storyline. I can't wait to see what happens to this cast of characters.

Aug 15, 2010

I got into the book quite easily, and really enjoyed reading another Pern book, but found myself skimming towards the end. You pretty much know how it is going to go, but it is not getting to the point.
The last third of the book seemed a bit drawn out to me, as if the author was trying increase the word count. I also noticed that some references were never followed up on. I got a feeling that there will be another book on this line, as the main issue was not really resolved.

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