The Girl Who Heard Dragons
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The Girl Who Heard Dragons

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Anne McCaffrey's dragons are the stuff of which SF/fantasy legends are made. All of her dragon books have been national bestsellers. The Girl Who Heard Dragons is a feast for McCaffrey fans and for all readers--a big, satisfying compilation of her fiction. Best of all, it opens with an original short novel of Pern, "The Girl Who Heard Dragons." In addition, the book contains twenty-four beautiful black and white drawings by award-winning artist Michael Whelan. Romance, humor, colorful description, and affecting characters are Anne McCaffrey's hallmarks and the fifteen stories herein have these virtues in abundance. No wonder the Chicago Sun-Times described her as a "master of the well-told tale." "The Girl Who Heard Dragons" is the story of Aramina, a teenage girl of Pern who hears dragons--a skill which does not seem likely to help solve her family's problems. They are "holdless," and must constantly roam the land, trying to hide from bandits. Aramina's mother fears losing her daughter completely to the life of a dragonrider, but McCaffrey has another fate in mind for her young heroine.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Tor Books
  • New York
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0765333643
  • 9780765333643
  • 86,461

Review quote

"Anne McCaffrey, with her dragons, says something very valuable about humans and their interplay with the world around them." --Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon "Few are better at mixing elements of high fantasy and hard science fiction in a narrative that disarms skepticism by its open embrace of the joys of wish fulfillment." --The New York Times Book Reviewshow more

About Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey is best known for The Ship Who Sang and its sequels and for the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern, many of them international bestsellers. In 2005, McCaffrey was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America; she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007. McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.show more

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