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Dragonsblood (Dragonriders of Pern, Book 18) by Todd McCaffrey

By Todd McCaffrey

In Dragon's Kin, bestselling writer Anne McCaffrey did the unthinkable: for the 1st time ever, she invited one other author to hitch her within the skies of her most renowned fictional construction. That author used to be her son, Todd McCaffrey. jointly, they penned a victorious new bankruptcy within the annals of the terribly renowned Dragonriders of Pern. Now, for the 1st time, Todd McCaffrey flies by myself. And Dragonsblood is evidence that the way forward for Pern is in solid arms. in spite of everything, dragons are in his blood...

Never within the dramatic background of Pern has there been a extra dire emergency than that which faces the younger dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious deadly ailment is impressive dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire... and the subsequent lethal cycle of Threadfall is just days away. one way or the other, Lorana needs to discover a therapy prior to the dragons--including her personal liked Arith--succumb to the affliction, leaving Pern undefended.

The lyrics of an all-but-forgotten track appear to element towards a solution from approximately years long ago, while Kitti Ping and her daughter Wind Blossom bred the 1st dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire-lizards. doubtless the 1st colonists possessed the complex expertise to discover the medication for which Lorana seeks, yet over the centuries, that wisdom has been lost.

Or has it?

For within the far-off earlier, an elderly Wind Blossom concerns that the germs that have an effect on the fire-lizards may perhaps sooner or later activate better prey--and unharness a virus that might smash the dragons, Pern's merely defenders opposed to Thread. yet as her humans fight to outlive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the assets to fritter away on a destiny which can by no means arrive--until unexpectedly she uncovers facts that her worst fears will come true.

Now courageous ladies, separated via enormous quantities of years yet joined by means of bonds transcending time, turns into unknowing allies in a determined race opposed to affliction and Threadfall, with not anything lower than the survival of all existence on Pern at stake.

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The Lantanna’s skills of invention and innovation have, so far, been unable to remove this danger from their lands. Brass Dragons Enjoying arid, warm climates, brasses share much the same terrain as blues. There are known to be at least a dozen brasses living in Anauroch, and perhaps many more. Azulbuth (“the Lake of Salt”) is also reputed to be home to more than a handful of the creatures. The eastern foothills of the Orsraun Mountains, bordering Turmish, are said to shelter a mated pair of brasses.

Black dragons have been seen in flight over the southwestern margin of the Bay of Chessenta and the southern Chondalwood, and recurring rumors place a mated pair and a brood of several hatchlings in the Forest of Mir. ) Many travelers’ tales report that the Jungles of Chult are practically crawling with the dangerous creatures. In some areas of the jungles, the trees reputedly grow their branches so as to create distinct layers of foliage, with each layer forming an almost independent ecosystem.

Honor and Protection to the Lesser Races. Honor and Correction to the Enemies of Justice and Good. Honor and Forbearance for oneself. These precepts are fairly self-explanatory, with three possible exceptions. The third precept refers to protection and respect for goodaligned innocents. The fourth precept is a carry-over from the days when more dragons worshiped the draconic deities Lendys, Tamara, and Xymor (The Balancer, Her Mercy, and The Justicemaker). 44 This precept is kept around more from tradition than to reflect continued belief in these deities.

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