Nerilka's Story (Dragonriders of Pern, Book 8) by Anne McCaffrey

By Anne McCaffrey

It used to be in Moreta's time -- a time of legend, of heroic valor, of bad Threadfall and the good Plague that devastated either Holders and Dragonfolk. for girl Nerilka of citadel carry, the tragedy was once twofold, for with the loss of life of her mom and her sister, her father's mistress took ownership of the carry. indignant and betrayed, Nerilka made up our minds to flee and, as Pern seethed in turmoil, she begun her perilous trip to Ruatha, Lord Alessan and an unknown future. The Coelura whilst the girl Caissa was once advised by means of her exalted sire to go into into an heir-contract with Cavernus Gustin she was once appalled. For even supposing Gustin used to be genetically sound he used to be useless, pompous and intellectually inept. yet Caissa's father was firm there can be a union -- he had his personal privately plotted plans for the sort of fit. and some hours later Caissa started to suspect what they have been. On a personal flight over the forbidden components of the North, she was once alerted via a misery sign -- and there found a stranger who stated his identify was once Murell -- a guy surrounded by means of coelura, the wonderful rainbow creatures whose very brilliance threatened their extinction. It used to be the coelura her father sought after. And Murell was resolute to save lots of them.

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By Anne McCaffrey

It used to be in Moreta's time -- a time of legend, of heroic valor, of bad Threadfall and the good Plague that devastated either Holders and Dragonfolk. for girl Nerilka of citadel carry, the tragedy was once twofold, for with the loss of life of her mom and her sister, her father's mistress took ownership of the carry. indignant and betrayed, Nerilka made up our minds to flee and, as Pern seethed in turmoil, she begun her perilous trip to Ruatha, Lord Alessan and an unknown future. The Coelura whilst the girl Caissa was once advised by means of her exalted sire to go into into an heir-contract with Cavernus Gustin she was once appalled. For even supposing Gustin used to be genetically sound he used to be useless, pompous and intellectually inept. yet Caissa's father was firm there can be a union -- he had his personal privately plotted plans for the sort of fit. and some hours later Caissa started to suspect what they have been. On a personal flight over the forbidden components of the North, she was once alerted via a misery sign -- and there found a stranger who stated his identify was once Murell -- a guy surrounded by means of coelura, the wonderful rainbow creatures whose very brilliance threatened their extinction. It used to be the coelura her father sought after. And Murell was resolute to save lots of them.

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The Sanctuary is the military heart of the faith but that’s why it’s positioned here in the back of beyond—to curtail its shout. Although I have great power, any commander of the Sanctuary who approaches within forty miles of Chartres would be excommunicated by fiat of the Pope. I am permitted there only by his express permission—rarely forthcoming—and never with more than a dozen priests. ” A pause. ” “Straight there as usual. They count me as a rival but one effectively neutralized because all my power is in the army and not in Chartres.

Neither I nor the God we both serve need you to agree. You are not a man and you are not a god, you are anger and disappointment made flesh. What you do is what you are. ” “I have been told in my visions that you will be taken up and set aside in the Island of Avalon, a place flowing with milk and honey. ” After this Cale did not say anything for some time. ” “The Sanctuary is the military heart of the faith but that’s why it’s positioned here in the back of beyond—to curtail its shout. Although I have great power, any commander of the Sanctuary who approaches within forty miles of Chartres would be excommunicated by fiat of the Pope.

My plans for you—for all of this—were years in the future. Tenth in line to the papacy is not in line to the papacy at all. Your vanishing and my coming for you advanced everything in a most peculiar and unexpected way. Memphis is fallen. I have much of the credit and what is not mine is yours. I am now fourth in line to the papacy. ” mocked Bosco. ” “Why would you? ” “Because you will see it more clearly if you do so. ” Told by the devil who has tormented you all your life that he will let you guess his secrets, what intelligent boy, however deep his hatred, might not be curious?

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