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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,579 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pern Series Release Date:
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Beginning with the classic Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey has created a complex, endlessly fascinating world uniting humans and great telepathic dragons. Millions of devoted readers have soared on the glittering wings of Anne’s imagination, following book by book the evolution of one of science fiction’s most beloved and honored series. Now, for the first time, Anne has invited another writer to join her in the skies of Pern, a writer with an intimate knowledge of Pern and its history: her son, Todd. Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining settlement struggling to turn a profit far from the great Holds where the presence of dragons and their riders means safety and civilization. Mining is fraught with danger. Fortunately, the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts. Kindan’s father is the watch-wher’s handler, and his son sometimes helps him out. But even that important job promises no opportunity outside the mine. Then disaster strikes. In one terrible instant, Kindan loses his family and the camp loses its watch-wher. Fathers are replaced by sons in the mine - except for Kindan, who is taken in by the camp’s new Harper. Grieving, Kindan finds a measure of solace in a burgeoning musical talent . . . and in a new friendship with Nuella, a mysterious girl no one seems to know exists. It is Nuella who assists Kindan when he is selected to hatch and train a new watch-wher, a job that forces him to give up his dream of becoming a Harper; and it is Nuella who helps him give new meaning to his life. Meanwhile, sparked by the tragedy, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp. Far below the surface, a group of resentful miners hides a deadly secret. As warring factions threaten to explode, Nuella and Kindan begin to discover unknown talents in the misunderstood watch-wher-talents that could very well save an entire Hold. During their time teaching the watch-wher, the two learn some things themselves: that even a seemingly impossible dream is never completely out of reach . . . and that light can be found even in the deepest darkness. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Avid | 2/10/2014

    " This is the first book written by her son Todd Mccaffrey. And it definitely keeps to her dragonrider tradition. Only this time, it focuses on the watchwhers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Danny | 2/7/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny Compton | 2/3/2014

    " It been years since I read a Pern book but fell back in love immediately. If you'd consider some of her books PG or PG-13 this one was G rated. I didn't want to put the book down near the end and then all of a sudden it was over. I wanted more. The ending was a little abrupt. Maybe the authors were up against a deadline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Foomy | 1/14/2014

    " A story about watch-whers used like canaries in coal mines. Small-scale, like Menolly's story I suppose, and different enough to be enjoyable without feeling like he was reaching too hard for a plot line. "

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