The Skies of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

The Skies of Pern

Anne McCaffrey

Fast paced and lively, a great read for escaping to another world. Set on Pern, the Dragonriders have a new enemy to contend with. As well as clearing the destructive 'Thread' from the skies, they now have to cope with meteor showers. As if that isn't enough a section of the population is trying to sabottage the new inventions given to them by AIVAS, a repository of ancient knowledge brought to the planet by the first settlers from earth.

Extract

With the other Wingleaders, F'lessan attended a pre-fall meeting in one of the lower caverns. 'It's the Ten Pattern, so we meet it over the Eastern Sea and Igen joins us for the last hour south over Lemos,' F'Lar said, his eyes moving in a quick keen appraisal of each of the eighteen wingleaders around him. 'Weathers cold and dull but visibility is good.'

Out of the corner of his eye, F'lessan noticed that everyone was trying to look as alert as possible. The entire Weyr had been turned out to search for the four men involved in wrecking Benden's Healer Hall.

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  • Dawnspell by Katherine Kerr
  • The Dark Remains by Mark Anthony

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