Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey


byTodd J. McCaffrey

Kobo ebook | January 25, 2005

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In Dragon’s Kin, bestselling author Anne McCaffrey did the unthinkable: for the first time ever, she invited another writer to join her in the skies of her most famous fictional creation. That writer was her son, Todd McCaffrey. Together, they penned a triumphant new chapter in the annals of the extraordinarily popular Dragonriders of Pern. Now, for the first time, Todd McCaffrey flies alone. And Dragonsblood is proof that the future of Pern is in good hands. After all, dragons are in his blood. . . .

Never in the dramatic history of Pern has there been a more dire emergency than that which faces the young dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious fatal illness is striking dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire . . . and the next deadly cycle of Threadfall is only days away. Somehow, Lorana must find a cure before the dragons–including her own beloved Arith–succumb to the sickness, leaving Pern undefended.

The lyrics of an all-but-forgotten song seem to point toward an answer from nearly five hundred years in the past, when Kitti Ping and her daughter Wind Blossom bred the first dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire-lizards. No doubt the first colonists possessed the advanced technology to find the cure for which Lorana seeks, but over the centuries, that knowledge has been lost.
Or has it?

For in the distant past, an aged Wind Blossom worries that the germs that affect the fire-lizards may one day turn on larger prey–and unleash a plague that will destroy the dragons, Pern’s only defenders against Thread. But as her people struggle to survive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the resources to expend on a future that may never arrive–until suddenly she uncovers evidence that her worst fears will come true.

Now two brave women, separated by hundreds of years but joined by bonds transcending time, will become unknowing allies in a desperate race against sickness and Threadfall, with nothing less than the survival of all life on Pern at stake.

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Title:DragonsbloodFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 25, 2005Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345481933

ISBN - 13:9780345481931

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kind of jumps but questions answered I really wish they would number these books so you don't read them out of order.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific! I am half way through this book and it has resparked my interest in the Dragonriders of Pern. I can't wait to read the other novels in this series!
Date published: 2012-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from VERY disappointing I'm a longtime fan of the Pern series by Anne McAffrey and found this new installment by son Todd to be not even in the same class. The writing was, well, sad. The descriptions of characters and setting was lackluster. I found that I didn't care about the characters to the point that I couldn't finish the book .. quite an amazing thing for me.
Date published: 2008-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Somewhat disappointed I was looking forward to a new Pern book, but wondered about the author. I think maybe Anne was overly enthusiastic to have Todd write his own and did not take the time to review the storyline as well as she might have. I did enjoy the book, but felt it jumped around a lot and left a lot of thing unanswered, such as what will now happen to Telgar Weyr, why no more development of the watch-whers? Why mention them at all if they weren't really developed in the story? The DNA PNA part was also very confusing. I'm not sure I would read more books written just by Todd, though I do plan to try one of their collaborations.
Date published: 2008-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Reading! Pern lover's everywhere rejoice in this first solo novel about Pern by Todd McCaffrey! The blood of dragon's runs in the veins of the McCafferey's and Pern will live on! This story is told in two separate times. Fifty years after Landing, Wind Blossom recieves a message from the future. The message is that the fire lizards are beset with a deadly virus. Realizing theat what affects the fire lizards will likely affect the dragons, Windblossom embarks on a mission to not only learn how to combat the virus, but to communicate to a woman five hundred years in the future. The other end of the story deals with that woman as her Pern tries to prepare for the third pass of the Red star while dragons are sick and dying.
Date published: 2006-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT CONTINUATION OF THE PERN SERIES This book is wriiten in the style of the Dragon Rider series and continues the story line as it should. I enjoyed reading this and look forward to more releases from Todd.
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