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

Most Helpful

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.

Not what I expected!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't think anyone who has ever read Anne McCaffrey's books about Dragon Riders would ever enjoy this book. I can't think of anyone I know who would enjoy this book.

What was most disappointing about Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey ’s story?

The most disappointing thing about this book is that it was not about dragon riding or thread or any of the things these books are supposed to be about. It was about a lesbian relationship, envy, and jealously. If I want to listen to a book about these things then I will pick one out. I could not even finish this book because it was so bogged down in other factors.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emily Durante?

Kate Reading

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment that this book was not about what I thought it would be and anger because it did not tell you what the book was really like.

Any additional comments?

I don't usually pay attention to reviews when I pick out a book but in this case I was really wrong not to. I will read every review from now on unless I know the author and am familiar with the writings.

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- M. Webster "None"

Book Details

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