Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern Series #7)

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An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr, where her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch. Then without warning, a runnerbeast fell ill. Soon myriads of holders, craftsmen, and dragonriders were dying; and the mysterious ailment had spread to all but the most inaccessible holds. Pern was in mortal danger. For, if dragonriders did not rise to char Thread, the parasite would devour ...
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Overview

An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr, where her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch. Then without warning, a runnerbeast fell ill. Soon myriads of holders, craftsmen, and dragonriders were dying; and the mysterious ailment had spread to all but the most inaccessible holds. Pern was in mortal danger. For, if dragonriders did not rise to char Thread, the parasite would devour any and all organic life it encountered. The future of the planet rested in the hands of Moreta and the other dedicated, selfless Pernese leaders. But of all their problems, the most difficult to overcome was time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345298737
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1984
  • Series: Dragonriders of Pern Series , #7
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 224,894
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.15 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern® novels, is one of science fiction’s most popular authors. With Elizabeth Ann Scarborough she co-authored Changelings and Maelstrom, Books One and Two of The Twins of Petaybee. McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.
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Table of Contents

Prologue xi
I Fort Weyr, Present Pass, 3.10.43-1541, and Ruatha Hold 1
II Ruatha Hold, Present Pass, 3.10.43 25
III Ruatha Hold, Present Pass, 3.11.43 45
IV South Boll and Fort Weyr, Present Pass, 3.11.43 58
V Fort Weyr, Present Pass, 3.11.43 67
VI Ruatha Hold, Present Pass, 3.11.43 89
VII Healer Hall and Fort Weyr, Present Pass, 3.11.43 107
VIII Fort Weyr, Present Pass, 3.12.43 120
IX Healer Hall, Present Pass, 3.13.43; Butte Meeting and Fort Weyr, 3.14.43; Healer Hall, 3.15.43 153
X Fort Weyr and Ruatha Hold, Present Pass, 3.16.43 188
XI Fort Weyr, Present Pass, 3.17.43 203
XII Fort Hold, Fort and High Reaches Weyrs, Present Pass, 3.18.43 218
XIII Ruatha Hold and Fort Weyr, Present Pass, 3.19.43 236
XIV Healer Hall, Ruatha Hold, Fort Weyr, Ista Hold, Present Pass, 3.20.43 248
XV Fort, Benden, Ista, Igen, Telgar, and High Reaches Weyrs, Present Pass, 3.21.43 299
Aftermath, Present Pass, 4.23.43 334
Dragondex 341
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  • Posted May 4, 2010

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    And Engrossing Adventure With an Appealing Heroine

    I'm a fan of McCaffrey's Pern novels by and large, particularly the earlier ones and this is one of my favorites. There is a reference to Moreta's ride in the original trilogy and this tells that story celebrated in song and occurring centuries before the time of Lessa and F'Nor at the height of the Dragonriders' prestige just as that "pass" is ending and they have peace to look forward to. It was interesting coming from those other books to see this time in Pern's history. The characters, particularly Moreta, are appealing and I enjoyed this visit to McCaffey's Pern and its dragons. The book makes for a well-paced light, entertaining read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2000

    Moreta

    Moreta is a hero everyone can relate to. The book itself is dramaticly written by a fine author. I recomend this book to anyone who has ever dreamed of dragons.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

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    I adore all the Pern books, the Crystal Singer books, the Rowan

    I adore all the Pern books, the Crystal Singer books, the Rowan books, the Freedom books, and...
    know I'm forgetting something. But this book, with its powerful queen rider in the prime of her life,
    with grown offspring, entering into a forbidden fling with a Holder, on the cusp of an epidemic that
    could wipe out the population of the entire planet, really hooks me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Faolan

    Does anyone know where i can find a clan? I am a deformed cat thats locked out of oakclan and hunters house.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Another good one.

    I especially liked the part at The Gather, and the part where Moreta got soaked with the water.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2006

    The best book ever

    Wow, I love this whole series and it is amazing, I loved this book especially, but it has such a sad ending. LOVE IT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2005

    Wonderful Book! Amazing!

    This book was a real heartbreaker for me, because I grew very attatched to Moreta. It was wonderfully written, just like all of the books in the Dragonriders of Pern series. I am currently waiting to recieve dragonsdawn, and have read all the other Dragonrider books (before Dragonsdawn) and love them! This book was great and I would very much so encourage you to read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2004

    Major plot flaws

    Anne McCaffrey generally writes good pop fantasy fiction. She is an imaginative story-teller with gift for strong characterization. But there are flaws in her futuristic/fantasy world of Pern. First, there is never any mention or indication of any spiritual culture on Pern. Her characters are human, and humans have spiritual needs. She addresses physical, emotional, and intellectual needs adequately, but never addresses her characters spiritual needs. The second flaw is noticied in the book 'Moreta' specifically. In order to stop the spread of the plague, the Master Healer devises a system to immunize the entire planet with the blood plasma of plague survivors. Unless the ancestors who colonized Pern were careful to select pioneers on basis of blood type, then the process of immunization with donated plasma would have resulted in frequent and fatal blood transfusion reactions. The antibodies to the ABO blood types are found in the blood plasma, and there is no indication of any blood typing or testing in the story. Also, genetic drift over the centuries would have possibly created new antibodies that would also cause problems with plasma transfusions. The cure would be as deadly as the disease. Now, most fantasy readers agree to suspend disbelief for the sake of a story, but this flaw is glaring. McCaffrey chooses to use an overly simplistic plot contrivance to save her world of Pern from destruction and insults the readers' intelligence.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2004

    One of the best books ever!!! (review by a 13 year old )

    The only books that match this one are the others in the series.Part of the best series EVER!! I LOVED IT!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    The Review

    In the story you¿re at the racing grounds and most of the dragons and dragon riders are ill and later on you find out why. Almost in the middle you find out what the illness is and you find out what the cure is. There should be more main people and more things about them. The parts that I like were the race in the beginning of the book and when they find out about the illness. The parts that I did not like about it is that it jumps from place to place. There was a lot of characters and not a lot of magical things and it jumps from year to year and from time to time. I have no idea why they say turns as years. At some point of it you may get lost in it, I did and I have no idea why they ay thread and fall at most of the middle and end of it. I say that the aftermath tells you a lot of details for the ending. I didn¿t got what the year was in the story because dragons, and high tech weapons it got confusing most of the time.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2003

    A book well worth your time..

    This book was wonderful! McCaffery, really portray's a strong female charecter here, and i enjoyed watching the charecter devolpments of other minor charecters. It is a bit slow in the beginning chapters but it picks up really fast and if you keep through it, you'll find it to be well worth your while.

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