Dragonsblood

Dragonsblood

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Pern AL 50: the geneticist Wind Blossom is nearing the end of her long life and is painfully aware that the colonists are running out of the modern technology the settlers brought with them to Pern and that they are forgetting how to use what they do have. Society is beginning to revert to a feudal system and Wind Blossom is concerned that future generations may be hit by an illness they have no tools to fight and that mankind may subsequently be wiped off the face of Pern. AL 507: Lorana is training to be an animal healer but when she arrives at Benden Weyr she impresses a golden dragon and becomes a dragonrider. However, a deadly and mysterious plague begins to wipe out the dragons, leaving mankind no defence against the deadly Thread which has just begun to fall. Lorana has two firelizards who manage to travel Back in time to Wind Blossom's era. Wind Blossom discovers what is wrong with the dragons and comes up with a cure. She also devises a way to leave clues for Lorana so that she can discover the cure in her time and save the dragons, and thus the future of mankind on Pern.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 106 x 176 x 34mm | 299.38g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552152080
  • 9780552152082
  • 210,723

Review quote

"'A proper Pern novel...bodes well for future volumes'" * SFX * "Dragonsblood is a good yarn, fitting perfectly into the Pern series, yet something I don't think I would have thought up myself. Enjoy, as I did, another point of view about Pern" * Anne McCaffrey (from her introduction to Dragonsblood) *show more

About Todd McCaffrey

Todd McCaffrey is a licensed pilot and software engineer living in Los Angeles. Todd took up writing full-time in 2002 and hasn't looked back. Dragonsblood is his first solo Pern novel. He is also the author of several books, including a Pern novel, Dragon's Kin, which he co-wrote with his mother. Their next collaboration, Dragon's Fire, is now available from Bantam Press. For more information on Todd McCaffrey and his books, see his website at www.toddmccaffrey.orgshow more

Review Text

"Dragonsblood is a good yarn, fitting perfectly into the Pern series, yet something I don't think I would have thought up myself. Enjoy, as I did, another point of view about Pern"show more

Back cover copy

A deadly plague has begun to wipe out the dragons and fire-lizards, leaving mankind no defence against the deadly Thread which has just begun to fall in the Third Pass. Tantalized by a song that seems to suggest that Lorana can find out how to heal the dragons, the Harper Kindan and Lorana race against time to solve the clues that Wind Blossom left behind. Can they find the cure in time to save Lorana's queen, Arith, and the rest of the dragons?If they don't, there will be no dragons left, and all life on the planet will be devoured. And how could Wind Blossom, Pern's last geneticist, know of a peril 400 Turns after her death? 'Dragonsblood is a good yarn, fitting perfectly into the Pern series, yet something I don't think I would have thought up myself.Enjoy, as I did, another point of view about Pern' Anne McCaffrey (from her introduction to Dragonsblood) 'A proper Pern novel...bodes well for future volumes' SFXshow more

Rating details

7,583 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 39% (2,992)
4 30% (2,282)
3 23% (1,727)
2 6% (419)
1 2% (163)

Our customer reviews

"I was very wary of this book, mainly due to another author,Todd, but need not have worried as i enjoyed it very much. My only dissapointment being ,so many dragons died ,including Arith.So i spent an awful long time crying on the bus to and from work.People must have thought ihated going to work!It was true of course as it cut into my reading time.Keep it up Todd ,looking forward to many more books about my friends.Thank you."show more
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