Sky Dragons

Sky Dragons

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Xhinna, the first female Weyrleader, and her group of young dragonriders struggle to rebuild the decimated dragon population and protect the world from a deadly alien spore by collecting dragon eggs and protecting baby dragons from predators and saboteurs.
Publisher: ** E-Book // Click on DOWNLOAD link to place holds
Edition: EBOOK TEXT
ISBN: 9780345533500
Branch Call Number: EBOOK TEXT
Additional Contributors: McCaffrey, Todd 1956-
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tigerlily_13
Feb 03, 2016

Sky Dragons was a good end to the Third Pass of Pernese history which started in "Dragon's Kin". Even though the Third Pass novels were usually darker and depressing-- than I cared for--after all, how many more times can they wipe out the humans and/or dragons from Pern from plagues, and an colony of Earth not fail-- I liked many of the characters, such as, Seban, Kindan, Lorana, Fiona, T'mar, and the ill-fated M'tal. My two favorites books in the Third Pass part of The Dragonriders of Pern series were Dragon's Fire, and Dragonheart.

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AngelaMoran
Feb 06, 2013

I was sad to learn that this was Anne McCaffrey's last book. I have loved her books for two decades and will greatly her. Unfortunately this was much more a Todd McCaffrey book than an Annne McCaffrey book. While he is a good writer he has in no way mastered his craft to the degree his mother did. Hopefully he will continue to improve so we can continue to enjoy Pern in the future.

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GuyN
Dec 17, 2012

This third book in the miniseries is the best of the three with more actual challenges in the life of the "colony" and less emphasis on "timing it". Females and youngsters become increasingly important in riding dragons, fighting thread, etc. It may not be as good as the best Pern books, but it is worthy of a read. As others observe Todd doesn't write as well as his mom did. Her contributions to this book were her swansong, er, dragonsong.

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Komplikator
Dec 03, 2012

This WILL be my last Pern book. I couldn't even get past the first 50 pages I'll stick to re-reading the older books every couple of years if I need a fix

As mentioned by others, Todd is not the author his mother was. And the last couple of book showed this all too well

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MikeBennett6249
Nov 14, 2012

Anne seemed to have multiple stories every 5-10 pages. Todd does not have this depth of story. I can see where someone would be comparatively bored as Todd tends to have less short story events in his books...is my observation.

rowanquincy Oct 03, 2012

Read all the Pern books but this may be my last. the son is nowhere near the mother's writing ability. I was bored.

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