They were misfits, the outcasts, the murderers without Hold or Crafthall. Some were resentful, some sought vengeance, but it was not until Thella, Lady Holder of Telgar, began to weld them together into a terrifying and brilliantly evil clan that they became the Renegades of Pern. it was a time of great turmoil on the planet. The pass of the Red Star had brought a new terrible reign of Threadfall, and in the southern Hold, Toric was carving out an enormous empire for himself from lands as yet uncharted. And as the times of trouble grew, so did the ravages of Thella and her band, turning from theft to murder to vicious and insane revenge.
Jayge Lilcamp, the young and roving trader, was one of the first to fall foul of the renegades, and as he saw what Thella had done to his family and his wagon train he began to seek his own revenge, a revenge which grew into a determination to destroy the most evil woman on Pern.
About the Author
Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. A prolific bestselling author, she is best known for her handling of broad themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly in her tales of the Talents and the novels about the Dragonriders of Pern. Anne McCaffrey lived in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland where she died at the age of 85 in 2011.
"McCaffrey paints her colorful world on a still larger canvas, maintaining the complex plots and strong characterization that permeate her work." - Publishers Weekly
"On the whole, it's an interesting look at a different side of events familiar to the long-time reader of Pern, but at the same time manages to be understandable to someone who had never read any of the Pern books before." - The Billion Light-Year Bookshelf
Series: The Dragon Books
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 21st March 1991
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 10.9 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1