Sky Dragons : Dragonriders of Pern (New Series)

  • by Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
  • Narrated by Emily Durante
  • Series: Dragonriders of Pern (New Series)
  • 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling mother-and-son team of Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey comes the final installment in the riveting Pern saga that began with Todd’s solo novel, Dragonsblood. Now, with all of Pern imperiled by the aftereffects of a plague that killed scores of dragons and left the planet helpless against the fall of deadly Thread, the only hope for the future lies in the past.
There, on an unexplored island, a group of dragonriders led by Xhinna, a brave young woman who rides the blue dragon Tazith, must battle lethal Merows and voracious tunnel-snakes to build a safe home for themselves and the dragons, whose offspring will one day—if they survive—replenish Pern’s decimated dragon population. But as the first female rider of a blue dragon, and the first female Weyrleader in the history of Pern, Xhinna faces an uphill battle in winning the respect and loyalty of her peers... especially after an unforeseen tragedy leaves the struggling colony reeling from a shattering loss.
Amid the grieving, one girl, Jirana, blessed—or cursed—with the ability to foresee potential futures, will help Xhinna find a way forward. The answer lies in time... or, rather, in timing it: the awesome ability of the dragons to travel through time itself. But that power comes with risks, and by venturing further into the past, Xhinna may be jeopardizing the very future she has sworn to save.


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Customer Reviews

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A very epic story

This was the first of the mother-son McCaffrey collaborations I have read or listened to, and it surpassed my expectations. I will admit, I had my heartstrings tugged more than once by the heroics present in the story.
Also, for any McCaffrey fan who likes a bit more female presence among the riders, this story takes the cake. The narrator was excellent, and really brought the story to life. There is also a touching tribute by Todd McCaffrey to his late mother in the beginning. Someday, I will share her legacy with my own children. Truly an amazingly inspiring woman.
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- Jennifer J.T.B.

Will it keep it's old snap

Would you consider the audio edition of Sky Dragons to be better than the print version?

I did not read the print version

What did you like best about this story?

Good suspense at the end.

Which character – as performed by Emily Durante – was your favorite?

She does a good job of creating the differences between all the characters so you know who you are listening to

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed the entire book.

Any additional comments?

With the death of Anne M. will her son continue the journey and if he does how will his style effect the generations of Pern to come

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- Keithwsr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio