By Anne McCaffrey
For greater than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of courageous women and men fastened upon the backs of dragons. As an individual understands who has been touched by means of the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to learn of the unique global of Pern is to inhabit it--and to adventure its impressive dragons is to jump aloft with them and percentage their incredible adventures.
Now, A present of Dragons brings jointly 3 cherished tales and an exciting new story of Pern in one quantity illustrated with appealing paintings by means of Tom Kidd. In "The Smallest Dragonboy," Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, decided to provoke a dragon while the subsequent grab of eggs hatches. yet what transpires will shock everyone--Keevan such a lot of all. In "The lady Who Heard Dragons," a tender girl's infrequent skill to speak with dragons places her relatives at risk and should deliver her head to head along with her maximum fears--and along with her so much mystery wish. The "Runner of Pern" is a woman named Tenna, who follows relatives culture by means of supplying messages--and who will locate her future at the mossy lines that runners have used for hundreds of years lower than the dragon-filled sky. and at last, a truly certain reward: a thrilling new Pern event, released right here for the 1st time, clean from the mind's eye of Anne McCaffrey.
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A Gift of Dragons (Dragonriders of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey