The Girl Who Heard Dragons

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1995 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Anne McCaffrey's dragons are the stuff of which SF/fantasy legends are made. All of her dragon books for many years have been national bestsellers. She is one of the most popular writers ever in fantasy and science fiction.

The Girl Who Heard Dragons is a feast for McCaffrey fans and for all readers - a big, satisfying compilation of her fiction never before collected in book form. Best of all, it opens with an original short novel of Pern, "The Girl Who Heard Dragons." In addition, the book contains 24 beautiful black and white drawings by award-winning artist Michael Whelan.

Romance, humor, colorful description and affecting characters are Anne McCaffrey's hallmarks and the fifteen stories herein have these virtues in abundance. No wonder the Chicago Sun-Times described her as a "master of the well-told tale."

"The Girl Who Heard Dragons" is the story of Aramina, a teenage girl of Pern who hears dragons - a skill which does not seem likely to help solve her family's problems. They are "holdless," and must constantly roam the land, trying to hide from bandits. Aramina's mother fears losing her daughter completely to the life of a dragonrider, but McCaffrey has another fate in mind for her young heroine.

The fourteen other stories - all just as good - are:

Velvet Fields
Euterpe on a Fling
Duty Calls
A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty
The Mandalay Cure
A Flock of Geese
The Greatest Love
A Quiet One
If Madam Likes You...
Zulei, Grace, Nimshi and the Damnyankee
Cinderella Switch
Habit Is an Old Horse
Lady-in-Waiting
The Bones Do Lie
 

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Review: The Girl Who Heard Dragons (Pern (Published Order) #13.5)

User Review  - Magda - Goodreads

This was just weird. I liked about two stories in this collection of 15. I don't think I finished reading all of them before. Read full review

The girl who heard dragons

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This collection of 15 stories, including a new "short novel'' of Pern, offers a varied look at one of sf's most popular storytellers. Recommended. Read full review

Contents

So You re Anne McCaffrey
1
The Girl Who Heard Dragons
13
Velvet Fields
65
Euterpe on a Fling
77
Duty Calls
91
A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty
127
The Mandalay Cure
151
A Flock of Geese
167
A Quiet One
255
If Madam Likes You
287
Zulei Grace Nimshi and the Damnyankees
305
Cinderella Switch
335
Habit Is an Old Horse
351
LadyinWaiting
363
The Bones Do Lie
379
Copyright

The Greatest Love
187

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About the author (1995)

Anne McCaffrey was born in, l926 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and published her first novel in 1967. She is best known for the series of novels beginning with The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern, many of them international bestsellers. She lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.

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