For more than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of
brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has
been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to read of the exotic
world of Pern is to inhabit it—and to experience its extraordinary dragons is
to soar aloft with them and share their dazzling adventures.
Now, A Gift of Dragons
brings together three beloved stories and a thrilling new tale of Pern in a
single volume. In “The Smallest Dragonboy,” Keevan is the youngest dragonrider
candidate, determined to impress a dragon when the next clutch of eggs hatches.
But what transpires will surprise everyone—Keevan most of all. In “The Girl Who
Heard Dragons,” a young girl’s rare ability to communicate with dragons puts
her family in danger and will bring her face to face with her greatest
fears—and with her most secret desire. The “Runner of Pern” is a girl named
Tenna, who follows family tradition by delivering messages—and who will find
her destiny on the mossy traces that runners have used for centuries under the
dragon-filled sky. And finally, a very special gift: an exciting new Pern
adventure, published here for the first time, fresh from the imagination of
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