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Dragonsblood
     

Dragonsblood

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by Todd J. McCaffrey
 

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In Dragon’s Kin, bestselling author Anne McCaffrey did the unthinkable: for the first time ever, she invited another writer to join her in the skies of her most famous fictional creation. That writer was her son, Todd McCaffrey. Together, they penned a triumphant new chapter in the annals of the extraordinarily popular Dragonriders of Pern. Now, for the

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Dragonsblood 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
mak58 More than 1 year ago
Like all the books by his mother Todd steps in like and picks up his mothers saga with out a hitch. It is clear that she has passed to her son the gift of Pern. I look for ward to more stories from Pern from mother or son it is hard to tell wher one ends and the other starts writhing the style andstore is so seamless
Terika More than 1 year ago
This book gets you almost from page one. It ties two stories together seamlessly. The death of the dragons left me heart broken, yet the courage of the dragon riders in the face of such devastation is uplifting and strangely romantic. The courage of the riders who chose to live after the death of their dragon was an inspiration, especially in today's world - with the war in Iraq, the purges in Africa, and so on. Perhaps the characters are 'make believe' but the courage to continue on in the face of devastating loss, doesn't change. In fact, because it is expressed in strong terms it becomes 'believable' and applicable to today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not bad, but not as good as early books in the series. Main problem was no narrative flow, that the story was too back and forth. Was bored with Wind Blossom half of story, too much technical stuff about genetics, etc. Would have been stronger story if told entirely from Lorana's point of view. Ending was very abrupt, and lacked a full explanation of prior events. However, had some good stuff, Lorana, Arith, Kindan, and the sailing ship.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When the colonists landed on Pern, they didn¿t know that the red star would align with the planet every two hundred and fifty years. When that event happens, spores from the red star fall onto Pern destroying anything organic in its path. To combat this problem, geneticists changed fire lizards into telepathic dragons that bond with a human; together they unite to fight spores or thread as it is now called in 507 years after the initial landing of the spaceship.--- In AL 507, Lorana sends her fire lizards away when she thinks she is dying, but she is saved and brought to Bendon Weyr where she bonds with a hatchling dragonet Arith. A plague infects the dragons killing many including Arith just when thread is coming. Arith and Lorana¿s two fire lizards go back to 42 AL where geneticist Wind Blossom concludes that the three visitors come from Bendan Weyr in the future. She devises a plan to help her descendents battle the deadly dragon killer plague if the future people can interpret the clues she left behind to save them.--- This is the first solo Pern story not written by the immortal Anne McCaffrey, but her son who obviously inherited the writing gene as readers will not be able to tell who wrote the novel without reading the cover. Two women living centuries apart work to find a cure to save the dragons and ultimately their world. There is plenty of action scenes especially when dragons and their human rider battle thread, but it is the strong characterizations especially the grieving Lorana who can communicate with any dragon while reminded of the loss of her Arith to the plague that make this a worthy entry in the long running series.--- Harriet Klausner
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Whats the next book in the series ?
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melodyk16 More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Pern novels and have loved each one. This one lived up to and exceeded my high ecpectations
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Great book, loved the new insight , Todd is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Todd does his best and does try to keep the essence of Pern and its characters true to their creators vision. Good story telling.
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Xerxia_Xizel More than 1 year ago
good read, one of the sadder Pern stories but still good
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I liked the part where Wind Blossom was helping the boy who got attacked by the watch-were.
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