By Anne McCaffrey
For greater than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of courageous women and men fixed upon the backs of dragons. As a person understands 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 event 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 by means of Tom Kidd. In "The Smallest Dragonboy," Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, decided to provoke a dragon whilst the subsequent seize 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 relations at risk and may deliver her head to head together with her maximum fears--and along with her so much mystery wish. The "Runner of Pern" is a lady named Tenna, who follows kinfolk culture by means of offering messages--and who will locate her future at the mossy lines that runners have used for hundreds of years below the dragon-filled sky. and eventually, a really targeted reward: a thrilling new Pern experience, released right here for the 1st time, clean from the mind's eye of Anne McCaffrey.
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I’m not so sure. Someday someone’s going to do it. ’ ‘Nonsense! Get to another planet and back! It’s impossible. It is to this age what the philosopher’s stone was to an earlier one. ’ At two o’clock a young schoolmaster looked earnestly at his charges. ‘This,’ he said, ‘is a history lesson. I wonder what history really means to you. I should like you to see it as I do not as a dull procession of facts and dates, but as the story of Man’s climb from the time when he was a dumb brute: a story that is still being told.
But this is an age of hair splitting. Many could be found to say that while Dale’s Norse ancestors were physically courageous, they were spiritually cowardly that the motive of their courage was the fear of losing a reputation for valour…. Dale should not have married at least, he should not have married a woman of Mary’s type. And inwardly Mary herself knew that now. He should have swept up one of the worshipping little things he had thrilled in the past. He should have installed in his home one of those pretty little goldenheads whose hope it was, and whose perpetual joy it would be, that she was the chosen and the closest to the hero acclaimed by millions.
Somewhere about nine thirty Police Gyrocurt Number 4 came hovering close to Number 5. Number 4’s pilot picked up a megaphone and shouted across: ‘Just look at ‘em down there. Bill. ’ Bill, in Number 5, nodded. ‘If they keep on comin’ in at this rate, we’ll lave to start parking them vertical,’ he bawled back. That part of the Plain which lay below them had undergone a transformation. Outside the five mile circle of the beacon balloons acres of country were covered with parked cars and ‘planes. From them crowds of black dots were stippled inwards, growing denser as they converged.
A Gift of Dragons (Dragonriders of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey