By Anne McCaffrey
In a time while the lethal scourge Thread has now not fallen on Pern for centuries--and many dare to wish that Thread won't ever fall again--a boy is born to Harper corridor. A musical prodigy who has the power to talk with the dragons, he's referred to as Robinton, and he's destined to be some of the most recognized and cherished leaders Pern has ever known.
It is a dangerous time for the harpers who sing of Thread--they are being became clear of holds, derided, attacked, even overwhelmed. during this weather of unrest, Robinton will come into his personal. yet regardless of the tragedies that beset his personal existence, he maintains to think in tune and within the dragons, and he's decided to avoid wasting his cherished Pern from itself--so that the dragonriders may be able to fly opposed to the feared Thread while eventually it returns...
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