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3.00025113293051 out of 53.00025113293051 out of 53.00025113293051 out of 53.00025113293051 out of 53.00025113293051 out of 5 3.00 (5,296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dragonriders of Pern Series Release Date: December 2007 ISBN: 9781423314707
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Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsa’s defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram—a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship.

Meanwhile, in nearby Fort Hold, a clutch of fire-lizard eggs is about to hatch, and Lord Bemin’s beautiful young daughter, Koriana, is determined to Impress one of the delightful creatures. At the hatching, Kindan Impresses a fire-lizard of his own…and wins the heart of Koriana. But Lord Bemin mistrusts harpers and will not hear of a match between his daughter and the low-born Kindan.

Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly. Arising suddenly, as if out of nowhere, the contagion decimates hold after hold, paying no heed to distinctions of birth. In this feverish crucible, friendship and love will be tested to the breaking point and beyond. For with Threadfall scant years away, the Dragonriders dare not expose themselves to infection, and it will fall to Kindan and his fellow apprentices to bravely search for a cure and save humanity.

The price of failure is unthinkable. But the price of success may be even harder to bear.

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  • “Enough detail to make the tragedy all too real and with enough hope to keep fantasy fans happy.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anisa | 2/17/2014

    " Getting better and best read after Dragon's Kin and Dragon's Fire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hengest | 2/12/2014

    " Plague....again.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylynn Johnsen | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoy these books that take a piece of time and fill in the blanks. I think that Anne is going a good job training her son to take this amazing world she created and keep it alive. Handing over the reins can be a risky business. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 2/3/2014

    " I'm reading these because I loved Anne McCaffrey's Pern books. However, Todd McCaffrey's books just aren't quite as good. They seem kind of disjointed...Some of the conversations don't make sense to me...or maybe it's my aged brain not able to keep up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 1/25/2014

    " Anne McCaffrey has written an absolutely wonderful fantasy series. Her Pern novels are beautifully written and very enjoyable individually or as a whole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Johnson | 1/23/2014

    " Good book, reminded me why I like the Pern books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 1/15/2014

    " it was not my favorite of this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/14/2014

    " Great finish to this trilogy - I love the character growth of Kindan, the miner boy, and the orphan girl. I actually finished this about two weeks ago, and I've already forgotten some names - sorry! Very suspensful, yet heart-warming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 1/12/2014

    " I'm sure that Anne's son is a great guy, but the series has not been the same since both thier names are on it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MMG | 12/16/2013

    " I went through an Anne McCaffery phase... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 12/13/2013

    " I liked it, but it was a little too similar to another recent Pern book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 5/9/2013

    " Another good addition to the Dragonriders of Pern series. It gives a nice set-up to some of the other novels recently released. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Tietjen | 4/5/2013

    " So tragically human and yet delightfully superhuman. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Craig | 3/20/2013

    " I suppose I'd be willing to give this two stars for Pern fans, but one for anyone else. Fairly awful writing - pretty much on par with a mediocre children's novel or perhaps an adult novel written by a precocious child. Very disappointing. Its primary virtue is that it's short and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 8/31/2012

    " Read this on my Kindle and thought it was a good one. It was nice to have a less dragon-centric, more society impact focused book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 3/31/2012

    " Had a fantasy binge for quite some time so I'll be handling these reviews with canned factory responses. Decent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/18/2012

    " This book is Anne has co-written with her son Todd McCaffrey. It is the story of survival, not against thread, but against a deadly virus which threatens even the dragons and their riders. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darren | 10/23/2011

    " Plague....again.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/23/2011

    " Now I have to go back to find one in the Pern series about the settling. I remember reading one about this plague and I want to review some things. Sign of a good book right? Keeps you thinking.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 4/28/2011

    " Of all the various Pern novels, the Harper Hall series are my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/29/2011

    " This is one of the best books in the series. We get to see the live of Robinet, Masterharper, and he is fascinating. I really enjoyed the fact that we see is entire life (up until where the next books take place). It is a great background story for one of the more interesting characters of Pern. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/15/2011

    "
    If you love dragon books and great characters McCaffrey is your author. These books in my opinion are for adults. The dragons and humans have unmoral habits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 1/7/2011

    " One of the two best books in the series. Moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/3/2011

    " Robinton was always one of my favorite characters so I really enjoyed this one.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 11/14/2010

    " AT LAST A WHOLE BOOK ABOUT MY FAVORITE PERNESE CITIZEN: MASTER ROBINTON....GOOD LEADUP TO THE MAIN EVENTS IN HIS LIFE: LISSA&FLAR, JAXOM&RUTH,THE DRAGON, MENNOLLY,PIEMORE, THE DISCOVERY OF THE FIRST LANDING SITE... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Livy | 9/9/2010

    " Oh, Robinton. How I love you. I couldn't wait to get to this book because he's my favorite character on Pern. It's hard to believe he had such a difficult past, though. So much tragedy, but obviously, it helped him come into his own as one of the most loved figures in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 8/13/2010

    " Excellent book, very well written. I thought the story line flowed very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fysierm | 8/4/2010

    " The Masterharper of Pern was ever the fascinating man, and this book provides insight into who he is and was, clarifying facts and issues. I really enjoyed the insight into Pernese history and the great expanse of the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 8/1/2010

    " Pern is one of my favorite fictional worlds. Anne McCaffrey truly makes it come to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 7/29/2010

    " A whole book devoted to one of my favorite characters in the Pern series! Probably not a good entry into the series, as the focus is on the backstory of Robinton, his early life, and how he became Masterharper.



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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 7/20/2010

    " I loved this whole book except for the ending. The ending felt like it was cobbled onto the end and read like a so-so piece of fan fiction. But the rest of the book was amazing. It chronicles Master Robinton's life from his birth to Dragonflight with all the joys and tradgeys in it. "

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About the Author
Author Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. A prolific bestselling author, she is best known for her handling of broad themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly in her tales of the Talents and the numerous novels about the Dragonriders of Pern. She lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.