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Dragon's Time

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Although Lorana cured the dragons' sickness so many died from the disease that there are no longer enough dragons to fight the deadly Thread, and more dragons and their riders die each Threadfall. With their numbers dwindling, Lorana made the decision to fly forward in time in a desperate bid to bring dragons from the future to fight Thread. She knew that jumping so far in time would result in her losing her baby, but without her jump all life on Pern is doomed. Back at Telgar Weyr Fiona, Kindan and T'mar realise what Lorana has done. They are desperately sad, but two things give them hope. The first is that Fiona is expecting twins, and the second the fact that all the dragonriders are exhausted, a sign that they are Timing it - existing elsewhere in space and time - which gives them hope that Lorana has found a way through time to help them. Sure enough, led by messages left for them by Lorana, they fly through space to the Dawn Sisters, the ships hanging in space that brought their ancestors to Pern. From there they look down at the beautiful planet and see a previously undiscovered continent - this is where they are Timing it and where they are reunited with Lorana. Now they can increase the number and strength of the dragons before going back to their own time to fight Thread. Although Lorana found she couldn't break time, she has found a way to cheat it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 31mm | 261g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552162450
  • 9780552162456
  • 118,690

About Todd McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she spent the last years of her life in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. She is the creator of the Dragons of Pern series. Todd McCaffrey, Anne's son, is a computer engineer living in Los Angeles. The approved heir to Pern, his first solo Dragonriders of Pern novel was Dragonsblood. Visit his website on www.toddmccaffrey.orgshow more

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"SF grand master McCaffrey and her son Todd combine their prodigious storytelling talents to craft a complex tale of desperation and sacrifice, love and loss" * Library Journal (starred review) *show more

Back cover copy

The sequel to Dragongirl Lorana has cured the dragons' sickness but so many died from the disease that there are no longer enough dragons to fight the deadly Thread. With numbers reaching crisis point, Lorana flies forward in time in a desperate bid to bring dragons from the future back to fight Thread. It involves an unbelievable sacrifice on her part - but without her action all life on Pern is doomed. Left behind at Telgar Weyr, Fiona, Kindan and T'mar are distraught when they realize what Lorana has done, but two things save them from complete despair. The first is that Fiona is pregnant, the second the fact all the dragonriders are exhausted, a sure sign that they are Timing it - existing elsewhere in space and time. This gives them hope for the future and confidence that Lorana has found a way through time to help them. They just have to trust in her and wait for her to lead them through this most perilous of timesâ¦show more

Review Text

"SF grand master McCaffrey and her son Todd combine their prodigious storytelling talents to craft a complex tale of desperation and sacrifice, love and loss"show more

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3,576 ratings
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4 30% (1,084)
3 22% (777)
2 7% (241)
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