By Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
Starting with the vintage Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey has created a fancy, forever interesting global uniting people and nice telepathic dragons. thousands of committed readers have soared at the glittering wings of Anne's mind's eye, following publication by means of ebook the evolution of 1 of technological know-how fiction's so much cherished and commemorated 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 background: her son, Todd.
Young Kindan has no expectancies except becoming a member of his father within the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining payment suffering to show a revenue faraway from the good Holds the place the presence of dragons and their riders capacity protection and civilization. Mining is fraught with possibility. thankfully, the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly relating to dragons and uniquely suited for really good paintings at the hours of darkness, chilly mineshafts. Kindan's father is the watch-wher's handler, and his son occasionally is helping him out. yet even that very important activity delivers no chance outdoor the mine.
Then catastrophe moves. in a single poor fast, Kindan loses his relatives and the camp loses its watch-wher. Fathers are changed by means of sons within the mine--except for Kindan, who's taken in by means of 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 lady nobody turns out to understand exists. it really is Nuella who assists Kindan while he's chosen to hatch and educate a brand new watch-wher, a role that forces him to renounce his dream of changing into a Harper; and it's Nuella who is helping him provide new intending to his life.
Meanwhile, sparked by means of the tragedy, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp. a ways under the skin, a gaggle of envious miners hides a perilous mystery. As warring factions threaten to blow up, Nuella and Kindan start to become aware of unknown abilities within the misunderstood watch-wher--talents that may rather well store a whole carry. in the course of their time educating the watch-wher, the 2 study a few issues themselves: that even a probably very unlikely dream is rarely thoroughly out of achieve . . . and that gentle are available even in darkness.
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