Dragonheart (Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern)
Dragonheart - Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern Author:Todd J. McCaffrey Although not a candidate on the Hatching Grounds, young Fiona, daughter of Fort Hold's Lord Holder, impresses the only queen-dragon hatchling. She enters the frenzy of feeding, oiling, scratching, and tending the baby dragon as well as learning her responsibilities as a Weyrwoman. Then tragedy strikes as dragons begin to sicken and die. With the... more » fall of Thread looming, will there be enough dragons to fight it? Even though the watch-whers guide and help the dragons fight Thread in the darkness, many dragons and riders are injured. And the threat of Thread is still imminent. The only solution is to send the injured back in time 10 Turns to heal in Ingen, the only empty Weyr. Those living in that past must not become aware of the visitors to avoid influencing events that for the latter have already occurred. When healed, the injured will return to their own time a few days after they left it. Anne McCaffrey's son meticulously chronicles the creation of a new society at Ingen and maintains the series' strong portrayal of human-dragon relationships. His second Pern novel further confirms that he is the one to carry the torch of the extremely popular ongoing saga. --Sally Estes« less
In this latest Dragonriders of Pern novel, Dragonheart, we meet Fiona, the only surviving daughter of Lord Bemin. This is her story as she impresses a Queen dragon and her adventures as an up and coming Dragon rider. I thought this was one of Todd's best books and I am enjoying the fact that he is continuing the stories of Pern. I would miss the Dragonriders Of Pern series if there were no more and I am glad that he is continuing them. I look forward to the next Pern book.