Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern

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Ballantine Books, 1984 - Fiction - 359 pages
109 Reviews
All seems well on Pern until a mysterious ailment strikes killing myriads of holders, craftsmen, and dragonriders. Pern is left in mortal danger with no one to rise to char the prarasitic Thread. The dragonriders of Pern are in danger from a mutated strain of influenza.

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awesome book other than the sad ending. - Goodreads
This book was so depressing it was hard to read. - Goodreads
Anne is the most prolific writer of all time. - Goodreads
Loved the book for the love story. - Goodreads
The first Pern book to make me weep at the ending. - Goodreads

Review: Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Pern (Chronological Order) #12)

User Review  - Gale Bailey - Goodreads

Great story that kept me engaged the entire way through. But just when I thought it would have a happy was sad. At least Orlith's eggs had a good hatching!! Read full review

Review: Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Pern (Chronological Order) #12)

User Review  - Jess - Goodreads

Moreta is a strong character who reminds me of Lessa (Dragonflight). I enjoyed the journey of her discovery of the joys of dragons and the dangers of timing it, as well as the background information ... Read full review

About the author (1984)

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

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