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Nerilka's Story & The Coelura : The Dragon Books - Anne McCaffrey

Nerilka's Story & The Coelura

The Dragon Books

Paperback Published: 2nd October 1987
ISBN: 9780552128179
Number Of Pages: 256

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Nerilka's Story

It was in Moreta's time - a time of legend, of heroic valor, of terrible Threadfall and the Great Plague that devastated both Holders and Dragonfolk. For Lady Nerilka of Fort Hold, the tragedy was twofold, for with the death of her mother and her sister, her father's mistress took possession of the Hold. Angry and betrayed, Nerilka decided to escape and, as Pern seethed in turmoil, she began her perilous journey to Ruatha, Lord Alessan and an unknown destiny.

A gripping tale in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern.

The Coelura

When the Lady Caissa was told by her exalted sire to enter into an heir-contract with Cavernus Gustin she was appalled. For although Gustin was genetically sound he was vain, pompous and intellectually inept. But Caissa's father was determined there should be a union - he had his own privately plotted plans for such a match. And a few hours later Caissa began to suspect what they were.

On a private flight over the forbidden areas of the North, she was alerted by a distress signal - and there discovered a stranger who said his name was Murell - a man surrounded by coelura, the incredible rainbow creatures whose very brilliance threatened their extinction. It was the coelura her father wanted. And Murell was determined to save them.

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she lived in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, where, as well as writing, she bred horses. She was the creator of the Dragons of Pern series. She died in November 2011.



A great favourite of mine, I am thrilled to find I can access these books, that hooked me decades ago, on Booktopia. Its a huge treat to rediscover something decades later and find its still a benchmark :)



Great read!


I love these books. I read them all years ago when I borrowed them off my sister. I have just decided to re-read them so have started my own collection. They're as great as I remember them to be.



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ISBN: 9780552128179
ISBN-10: 0552128171
Series: The Dragon Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2nd October 1987
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: IE
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 10.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1

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