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A young woman allies with magnificent dragons in the first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey's beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.Every two hundred years or so, on the planet colony of Pern, shimmering Threads fall from space, raining death. Yet the great dragons of Pern, mounted by the stalwart dragonriders, scour the skies with fire to destroy the deadly Threads and save the planet. But it was not Threadfall that made young Menolly unhappy. It was her father who betrayed her ambition to be a harper, who thwarted her love of music, because she was a woman. Menolly had no choice but to run away. When she came upon a group of fire lizards--wild and smaller relatives of the fire-breathing dragons--she let her music swirl around them. She taught nine of them to sing. And suddenly Menolly was no longer alone--she was Mistress of Music, and Ward of the dazzling fire dragons.
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"This is science fantasy that is cohesive and briskly paced, with sturdy characterizations and a fully-conceived society."
"Suspense and continuity are...maintained through McCaffrey's ability to weave deft characterizations and a good story."
Continuing the outstanding Chronicles of Pern.
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Book Description Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Please note this book is over 20 years old. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. Seller Inventory # CHL3671765
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR005248234
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, U.S.A., 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First British Edition. 202pp, Ex-library copy with lots of faults. Wrapper is complete but badly faded to spine, authors name is still just legible, and creased to edges but not torn and no library marks, now in removable clear protective sleeve. Slight rubbing to boards but nothing of any significance. Internally there is damage to front paste down where tape has been removed, remains of library sticker to rear end paper and a couple of library marks internally. Definitely a reading copy only. Photos on request. Heavy book, please inquire for postage outside the UK. Seller Inventory # 021299
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1976. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0283983299_4
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First British Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0283983299
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st UK edition. Blue boards with silver titles to the spine. Clean Pages and firm square binding. Jacket has a bit of sun fade at the spine. Seller Inventory # 3796
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson. 1976. 0283983299, 1976. HB. DW. 1st edition. DW rubbed & edgeworn. Spine faded. Spine of book creased. Small loss of colour to bottom edge of DW back panel. Good+. Seller Inventory # 8162
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Scarce first edition. Unmarked. Dust jacket is price clipped, otherwise intact, part faded at the spine. Seller Inventory # 032599