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Dragonseye (aka Red Star Rising) (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 11)
Dragonseye - aka Red Star Rising - Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 11 Author:Anne McCaffrey It's been two-hundred years since the deadly Thread fell like rain upon Pern, devouring everything in its path. No one alive remembers that first horrific onslaught and no one believes in its return -- except for the dragonriders. For two centuries they have been practicing and training, passing down from generation to generation the formida... more »ble Threadfighting techniques.
Now the ominous signs are appearing: the violent winter storms and volcanic eruptions that are said to herald the approach of the Red Star and its lethal spawn. But one stubborn Lord Holder, Chalkin of Bitra, refuses to believe -- and that disbelief could spell disaster. So as the dragonriders desperately train to face a terrifying enemy, they and the other Lord Holders must find a way to deal with Chalkin -- before history repeats itself and unleashes its virulence on all of Pern ...« less
Really enjoy this series. In this one, McCaffrey writes more about relationships between those ruling the holds in Pern rather than fighting thread. However, she returns to thread fighting in the final chapter of Dragonseye. Very good read.