Sky Dragons by Anne McCaffrey

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But despite the fact that I’ve been out of the Pern loop for the last few (many) books, I still found myself enjoying the ride.
-The Canary Review.


Scores of dragons are dead after plague swept across the world of Pern, and now the Weyrs are struggling to rebuild before Threadfall destroys everything—and everyone—left alive. Their best hope lies with a group of new dragonriders who have volunteered to brave the dangers of an unexplored island populated by vicious wild felines and voracious tunnel-snakes to create a safe home for their young dragons, whose offspring will hopefully replenish Pern’s decimated population. But their leader, Xhinna, the first female rider of a blue dragon, faces an uphill battle to win the respect of her peers, especially after tragedy leaves the new colony reeling. The way forward seems to lie with the awesome ability of the dragons to travel through time. But that power comes with risks: By venturing into the past, Xhinna may jeopardize the very future she has sworn to save.
“Memorable characters and a good balance of individual dramas and large-scale action make this a strong addition to the Pern saga.”—Library Journal
“Longtime fans will enjoy the latest adventures of the cheerful dragonriders and their colorful mounts.”—Publishers Weekly

“McCaffrey will be remembered, rightly, as one of science fiction’s grand masters.”—

About Anne McCaffrey

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Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern® novels, is one of science fiction's most popular authors. She recently collaborated with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough on the Tale of the Barque Cats books: Catalyst and Catacombs. She lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.Todd McCaffrey is the bestselling author of the Pern novels Dragonsblood, Dragonheart, and Dragongirl, and the co-author, with his mother, Anne McCaffrey, of Dragon's Kin, Dragon's Fire, and Dragon Harper. A computer engineer, he currently lives in Los Angeles. Having grown up in Ireland with the epic of the Dragonriders of Pern,® he is bursting with ideas for new stories of that world, its people, and its dragons.
Published April 3, 2001 by Del Rey. 480 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math. Fiction
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Reviewed by Liz Bourke on Jun 26 2012

Sky Dragons fits easily into the Pern continuum. It has many of the good things of the earlier books, while undermining or subverting several of the problematic elements.

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Reviewed by Kate Nagy on Jun 26 2012

Here is who will enjoy Sky Dragons: People who have read and enjoyed the seven previous collaborations between Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd set on the fictional planet Pern.

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Reviewed by Geoff Willmetts on Jan 07 2012

In many respects this is very much the resolution of all the problems after the plague that hit Pern and leaving it open for a fresh set of stories.

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Reviewed by CanaryTheFirst on Aug 16 2012

But despite the fact that I’ve been out of the Pern loop for the last few (many) books, I still found myself enjoying the ride.

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