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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 & 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, London, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st ed/1st printing, An Ex-Library book but in very good condition for age, only one stamp and minor damage to inside cover and FEP where ticket removal has occurred, page ends are tanning slightly and minor spine lean. DJ is very good, no sun fading and only minor scuffs and tears to corners. protected in removable clear cover. Seller Inventory # 003693
Book Description Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2920276529
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