By Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
Starting with the vintage Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey has created a fancy, perpetually interesting international uniting people and nice telepathic dragons. thousands of committed readers have soared at the glittering wings of Anne's mind's eye, following e-book by way of ebook the evolution of 1 of technology fiction's so much cherished and venerated sequence. Now, for the 1st time, Anne has invited one other author to hitch her within the skies of Pern, a author with an intimate wisdom of Pern and its heritage: her son, Todd.
Young Kindan has no expectancies except becoming a member of his father within the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining cost suffering to show a revenue faraway from the good Holds the place the presence of dragons and their riders capability defense and civilization. Mining is fraught with threat. thankfully, the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly with regards to dragons and uniquely suited for really expert paintings in the dead of night, chilly mineshafts. Kindan's father is the watch-wher's handler, and his son occasionally is helping him out. yet even that very important task can provide no chance outdoors the mine.
Then catastrophe moves. in a single poor immediate, Kindan loses his family members and the camp loses its watch-wher. Fathers are changed through sons within the mine--except for Kindan, who's taken in via the camp's new Harper. Grieving, Kindan unearths a degree of solace in a burgeoning musical expertise . . . and in a brand new friendship with Nuella, a mysterious woman nobody turns out to grasp exists. it's Nuella who assists Kindan while he's chosen to hatch and teach a brand new watch-wher, a role that forces him to renounce his dream of turning into a Harper; and it really is Nuella who is helping him supply new intending to his life.
Meanwhile, sparked by way of the tragedy, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp. some distance under the skin, a bunch of envious miners hides a perilous mystery. As warring factions threaten to blow up, Nuella and Kindan start to detect unknown abilities within the misunderstood watch-wher--talents which could rather well shop a whole carry. in the course of their time educating the watch-wher, the 2 examine a few issues themselves: that even a probably most unlikely dream isn't thoroughly out of achieve . . . and that gentle are available even in darkness.
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