Every two hundred years or so, shimmering threads fall from space, raining death and black ruin on Pern. The dragons of Pern hurl themselves through the beleaguered skies, flaming tongues of fire to destroy deadly Thread 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. Menolly had no choice but to run away.
When, suddenly, she came upon a group of fire lizards, wild and smaller relatives of the fire-breathing dragons, she let her music swirl about them. She taught nine of them to sing. Suddenly Menolly was no longer alone - she was Mistress of Music and Ward of the dazzling fire lizards. Dragonsong is a further chapter in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern.
About the Author
Anne McCaffrey is one of the world's most popular authors. Her first novel was published in 1967. Since then, she has written dozens of books, of which there are more than twelve million copies in print. Before her success as a writer, she was involved in theater. She directed the American premiere of Carl Orff's Ludus de Nato Infante Mirificus in which she also played a witch.
McCaffrey lives in County Wicklow, Ireland, in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, so named because she had to dig out a hill to build it.
"Anne McCaffrey, one of the queens of science fiction, knows exactly how to give her public what it wants" * The Times *
Series: The Dragon Books
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 1983
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 10.8
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1