Dragon Harper : Pern Novels - Published Order

  • by Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
  • Narrated by Susan Ericksen
  • Series: Pern Novels - Published Order
  • 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsa's defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram - a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship.Meanwhile, in nearby Fort Hold, a clutch of fire-lizard eggs is about to hatch, and Lord Bemin's beautiful young daughter, Koriana, is determined to Impress one of the delightful creatures. At the hatching, Kindan Impresses a fire-lizard of his own...and wins the heart of Koriana. But Lord Bemin mistrusts harpers and will not hear of a match between his daughter and the low-born Kindan.Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly. Arising suddenly, as if out of nowhere, the contagion decimates hold after hold, paying no heed to distinctions of birth.In this feverish crucible, friendship and love will be tested to the breaking point and beyond. For with Threadfall scant years away, the Dragonriders dare not expose themselves to infection, and it will fall to Kindan and his fellow apprentices to bravely search for a cure and save humanity.The price of failure is unthinkable. But the price of success may be even harder to bear.

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What the Critics Say

"The McCaffreys depict the crisis vividly, with enough detail to make the tragedy all too real and with enough hope to keep fantasy fans happy." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Disappointing

I was sorry to see one of my favorite authors put her name on this book. It started out as a conglomeration of several previous books with very little originality. It ends as a lengthy and tedious account of sickness and dying. Very little was either original or interesting. I forced myself to finish the story in hopes there would be something redeeming. The narrator was good but it wasn't worth the effort or time.
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- Amazon Customer

Very Disappointing

I was truly excited to try another Pern novel but this one is very disappointing. The story is depressing, no heart as in the other novels I have truly enjoyed. The characters have no depth, and the plot is often ridiculous with many hair brained ideas thrown in to try to hold the story together. I don’t often feel as though I wasted a credit but this is definitely the case. I suggest avoiding this book like the plague.
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- Jeanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio