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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 26, 2002 - Fiction - 416 pages
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In Anne McCaffrey's New York Times bestselling DRAGONSEYE,
join Weyrleaders, Holders, and Craftmasters in the creation of the legendary Star Stones and the teaching ballads of Pern!

It's been two-hundred years since the deadly Thread fell like rain upon Pern, devouring everything in its path. No one alive remembers that first horrific onslaught and no one believes in its return--except for the dragonriders. For two centuries they have been practicing and training, passing down from generation to generation the formidable Threadfighting techniques.

Now the ominous signs are appearing: the violent winter storms and volcanic eruptions that are said to herald the approach of the Red Star and its lethal spawn. But one stubborn Lord Holder, Chalkin of Bitra, refuses to believe--and that disbelief could spell disaster. So as the dragonriders desperately train to face a terrifying enemy, they and the other Lord Holders must find a way to deal with Chalkin--before history repeats itself and unleashes its virulence on all of Pern. . . .

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User Review  - humouress - LibraryThing

This is subtitled The Second Chronicles of Pern, so I assumed that, like the The Chronicles of Pern : First Fall, it was a collection of short stories. It is actually a novel (known in the US as ... Read full review

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User Review  - DragonFreak - LibraryThing

Two hundred years after the first fall and nobody but the dragonriders know that the Thread exists and a very stubborn Lord Holder named Chalkin is going to ruin everything. I was very dissapointed ... Read full review

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Early Autumn at Forts Gather
Gather at Fort
Late Fall at Telgar Weyr
Telgar Weyr and the College
Weyrling Barracks and Bitra Hold
Telgar Weyr Fort Hold 7 Fort Hold 8 Telgar Weyr
Fort Hold and Bitran Borders Early Winter
High Reaches Boll Ista Weyrs High Reaches Weyr Fort and Telgar Holds
The Trials at Telgar and Benden Weyrs
High Reaches and Fort Holds
Bitra Hold and Telgar Weyr
Turns End at Fort Hold and Telgar Weyr
New Year 258 After Landing College Benden Hold

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Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of PernŽ series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.

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