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 is aware who has been touched by means of the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to learn of the unique international of Pern is to inhabit it--and to adventure its striking dragons is to bounce aloft with them and proportion their unbelievable adventures.
Now, A reward of Dragons brings jointly 3 cherished tales and an exhilarating new story of Pern in one quantity illustrated with appealing art via Tom Kidd. In "The Smallest Dragonboy," Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, decided to provoke a dragon whilst the following take hold of of eggs hatches. yet what transpires will shock everyone--Keevan so much of all. In "The woman Who Heard Dragons," a tender girl's infrequent skill to speak with dragons places her relatives at risk and should carry her head to head along with her maximum fears--and along with her such a lot mystery wish. The "Runner of Pern" is a woman named Tenna, who follows relatives culture by way of offering messages--and who will locate her future at the mossy strains that runners have used for hundreds of years below the dragon-filled sky. and eventually, a really targeted reward: an exhilarating new Pern event, released right here for the 1st time, clean from the mind's eye of Anne McCaffrey.
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