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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,468 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, Pellar - along with his fire-lizard, Chitter - joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship.

Halla is one of the children of the Shunned. Though innocent of their parents' crimes, these children have inherited their cruel punishment. Lack of food, shelter, and clothes is their lot; hope is unknown to them. And what future would they hope for? Without a hold to call their own, there will be no protection for them when the lethal Thread inevitably falls again.

Life is particularly tough for Halla. Her family gone, she must fend for herself. Yet despite the brutality of her surroundings, Halla is kind and gentle, devoted to those more helpless than she.

As depraved as Halla is good, Tenim is in league with Tarik, a crooked miner from Camp Natalon, who helps him steal coal in exchange for a cut of the profit. But Tenim soon realizes there is a lot more to be made from firestone, the volatile mineral that enables 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, in order to corner the market.

Cristov is Tarik's son. Dishonored by his father's treachery, the boy feels he must make amends, even if it means risking his life by mining the volatile firestone, which detonates on contact with the slightest drop of moisture.

When the last remaining firestone mine explodes in flames, a desperate race begins to find a new deposit of the deadly but essential mineral, for without it there can be no defense against Thread. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Teri | 2/20/2014

    " Just finished this next installment in the combo Mom/Son team. Loved it. Quick read. Nice to visit other worker classes in the old Pern colonial setup. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 2/14/2014

    " Pellar is a mute at Harper hall, huh. I've noticed a difference in the story line since Todd starting writing with his mother, Ms. McCaffrey. This one is more clack and dagger. I didn't feel much for Pellar. This story reminds me of the way the Valdemar series is going from Ms. Lackey. This story fleshed out more of the Pern world with how the firestones are mined. Mining is never pretty is it? But somebody has to do it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Uriah | 2/2/2014

    " I liked parts of this story pretty well but others seemed like he was just attempting to tie up loose ends. The end of the book came way too suddenly as I felt it was building some excellent relationships but then switched to an epilogue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pat Stearman | 1/26/2014

    " Not the real thing but darn close and still enjoyable. "

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