Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern

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Ballantine Books, 1984 - Fiction - 359 pages
127 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
The first Pern book to make me weep at the ending. - Goodreads
Loved the book for the love story. - Goodreads
The ending of this one really surprised me. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Jeff Doten - Goodreads

My copy is signed to me by Anne McCaffrey " With thanks to Jeffrey for my Fluer " - I'd met her at a children's literature convention and had the chance to spend the day with her. So I'm fond of Anne ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Katlet - Goodreads

It's been years since I read this, but found it just as enjoyable as the first time. 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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