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The Skies of Pern
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In this triumphant return to Pern, Anne McCaffrey takes us on an adventure as surprising and unforgettable as any that has come before . . .

It is a time of hope and regret, of endings and beginnings. The Red Star, that celestial curse whose eccentric orbit was responsible for Thread, has been shifted to a harmless orbit, and the current Threadfall will be the last. Technological marvels are changing the face of life on Pern. And the dragonriders, led by F'lessan, son of F'lar and Lessa and rider of bronze Golanth, and Tia, rider of green Zaranth, must forge a new place for themselves in a world that may no longer need them.

But change is not easy for everyone. There are those who will stop at nothing—not even violence—to keep Pern and its people pure. And now a brand-new danger looms from the skies . . . and threatens a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.

Once again, the world looks to the dragons and their ...
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04/03/2001
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Anne McCaffrey. (2001). The Skies of Pern. Random House Publishing Group.

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It is a time of hope and regret, of endings and beginnings. The Red Star, that celestial curse whose eccentric orbit was responsible for Thread, has been shifted to a harmless orbit, and the current Threadfall will be the last. Technological marvels are changing the face of life on Pern. And the dragonriders, led by F'lessan, son of F'lar and Lessa and rider of bronze Golanth, and Tia, rider of green Zaranth, must forge a new place for themselves in a world that may no longer need them.

But change is not easy for everyone. There are those who will stop at nothing—not even violence—to keep Pern and its people pure. And now a brand-new danger looms from the skies . . . and threatens a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.

Once again, the world looks to the dragons and their ...
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        McCaffrey's famed dragonriders have been called back after three years. Pern may be free of Threadfall, but a new danger is coming.

        Copyright 2000 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        In "The Dolphins of Pern" (1994), Aivas (an acronym for artificial intelligence voice address system), a recently discovered artifact from the Pern settlers' original landing, taught the later people of Pern how to end the deadly Thread falls by moving the satellite that caused them. But problems remain. The Dragonriders, longtime defenders against Thread, must find new occupations in a Threadfree society. There is also the matter of which of the long-lost technologies reintroduced by Aivas can be adopted without disrupting the planet's culture. Those who consider Aivas an "abomination" resume their efforts to stamp out all new technology through brutal attacks on various Holds and Craft Halls. Then a massive comet crashes into Eastern Ring Sea, causing destructive tsunamis throughout the planet. F'lar and Lessa, Weyrleaders of Benden, and their dragons Ramoth and Mnementh, and Lord Jaxom and his white dragon Ruth--all familiar from earlier series installments--figure in the tale, but the main characters are F'lar and Lessa's son, F'lessan; his dragon, Golanth; young Tai; and her green dragon, Zaranth. The love that grows between F'lessan and Tai provides lovely romantic relief from the exciting action, and the realization that dragons are capable of telekinesis as well as telepathy and teleportation promises that "there will always be dragons in the skies of Pern!" (Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2001, American Library Association.)

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Once again, the world looks to the dragons and their ...
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