By Anne McCaffrey, Todd J. McCaffrey
Bringing clean wonders and hazards to gentle within the skies of Pern, Anne McCaffrey and her son, Todd, who established his writing skills within the bestselling novels Dragon’s relatives and Dragonsblood, go back with their moment collaboration: an exciting experience of discovery and fate.
Pellar is an orphan taken in through Masterharper Zist. notwithstanding born mute, Pellar is a proficient tracker, and while Zist units off to take over as harper for Natalon’s coal-mining camp, Pellar–along together with his fire-lizard, Chitter–joins him on a mystery venture of his personal: to determine if pronounced thefts of coal are the paintings of the refrained from, criminals condemned to a lifetime of wandering and hardship.
Halla is likely one of the young children of the kept away from. although blameless in their mom and dad’ crimes, those little ones have inherited their merciless punishment. loss of meals, guard, and garments is their lot; desire is unknown to them. And what destiny might they wish for? and not using a carry to name their very own, there'll be no defense for them while the deadly Thread unavoidably falls back. existence is even more durable for Halla. Her kinfolk long gone, she needs to fend for herself. but regardless of the brutality of her atmosphere, Halla is variety and delicate, dedicated to these extra helpless than she.
As wicked as Halla is sweet, Tenim is in league with Tarik, a crooked miner from Camp Natalon, who is helping him scouse borrow coal in alternate for a minimize of the revenue. yet Tenim quickly realizes there's a lot extra to be made up of firestone, the unstable mineral that allows the dragons of Pern to burn Thread out of the sky. Tenim doesn’t care what he has to do, or whom he has to kill, with a purpose to nook the market.
Cristov is Tarik’s son. Dishonored through his father’s greed and treachery, the boy needs to make amends someway, no matter if it capacity risking his existence via mining the risky firestone, which detonates on touch with the slightest drop of moisture.
When the final ultimate firestone mine explodes in flames, a determined race starts to discover a brand new deposit of the lethal yet crucial mineral, for with out it there may be no protection opposed to Thread. yet Tenim has a murderous plan to show tragedy to his personal virtue, and merely Pellar, Halla, and Cristov can cease him–and make sure that there'll be a destiny for all at the global of the Dragonriders.
From the Hardcover edition.