This Pern novel fills in gaps from other novels about this time period. Once you travel in Pern, you'll never want to leave!
Followers of McCaffrey's Pern series will appreciate this background material to 'Moreta's Last Ride.'
According to an "official" guide, this book is #8 of 16.
A deadly epidemic is spreading over the land of Pern and Nerilka secretly leaves home to take supplies and medicine where they are needed.
Not one of McCaffrey's best, but part of the Pern series.
Nerilka's father, Fort Hold refused to help the other holds in time of need, and Nerilka packs up medicines and supplies and sneaks off to aid her people...
Good story in this continuing series.
"A deadly epidemic was sweeping across Pern! Everyone, holder and dragonrider alike, pitched in to help--except Nerilka's father, who refused to share Fort Hold's bounty with the other Holds. So, ashamed of her family and determined to do her part, Nerilka packed up medicines and supplies and sneaked off to aid her people.
Her quest to help wherever she was most needed led her finally to Ruatha Hold, where Lord Alessan was frantically preparing the precious serum needed for mass inoculations against the dread plague.
Nerilka had long ago abandoned the hope of marriage and a home of her own. Now she found happiness in being useful and appreciated--first the Healers and then Alessan made very clear that they were grateful for her help.
She had no idea that her new path would change the course of her life forever!"