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The Renegades of Pern: (#7) (The Dragonriders of Pern) (original 1989; edition 1989)

by Anne McCaffrey (Author)

Series: Pern: Renegades of Pern (4), Pern (8th Interval - 9th pass)

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As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their Lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread. But not everyone on Pern was part of that system of mutual care and protection, particularly those who had been rendered holdless as punishment for wrongdoing. And there were some, like Jayge's trader clan, who simply preferred the freedom of the roads to the security of a hold. Others, like Aramina's family, had lost their holds through injustice and cruelty. For all the holdless, life was a constant struggle for survival. Then, from the ranks of the criminals and the disaffected, rose a band of renegades, led by the Lady Thella. No one was safe from Thella's depredations, and now her quarry was Aramina, reputed to have a telepathic link with dragons. But when Thella mistakenly vented her rage on Jayge's family, she made a dangerous mistake. For Jayge was bent on revenge ... and he would never let her have the girl who heard dragons!… (more)
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Title:The Renegades of Pern: (#7) (The Dragonriders of Pern)
Authors:Anne McCaffrey (Author)
Info:Del Rey (1989), Edition: 1st, 384 pages
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Anne McCaffrey is the quintessential writer of fantasy books pertaining to dragons. These books are always wonderful, well written, and perfectly characterized. All of her series are great but the ones that take place on Pern are the best of all. A thoroughly fun and engaging read. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
Ummm, where are the dragons?

As far as I'm concerned, the entire point of a Pern book is dragons. 104 pages in and the dragons have made virtually no appearances. The only dragonrider to even be featured is one who lost their dragon. Not for me. DNF at page 104. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Jun 5, 2021 |
As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their Lord Holders, who in turn supported the dragonriders, Pern’s greatest weapon against Thread. But not everyone on Pern was protected. Some, like Jayge’s trader clan, simply preferred the freedom of the roads to the security of a hold. Others, like Aramina’s family, had lost their homes. Regardless of their differences, however, they all feared the outlaws who preyed on holds and holdless alike.

The Lady Thella’s renegades are the most dangerous yet—all they need is Aramina, whose telepathic link with dragons can help them evade the dragonrider patrols. But Jayge is out to stop Thella . . .and he will never let her have Aramina. ( )
  Gmomaj | Aug 28, 2020 |
Runs concurrently with the events in The White Dragon ( )
  nadineeg | Oct 5, 2019 |
There she goes again. This is just the first three books told from a dozen other points of view. To begin with the many different points of view (which don't merge until somewhere around the middle of the book) was a bit disjointed and irritating to me. It took me a long time to get interested in the story at all and nearly just stopped reading the series all together. In the end I didn't hate it, but it is for SURE my least favorite. ( )
  Amelia1989 | Jun 10, 2019 |
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Anne McCaffreyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Weston, SteveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whelan, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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JOHN GREENE
Marechal de logis
1958-1988

'O, Johnny, why did they do ye?'
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When mankind first discovered Pern, third planet of the sun Rukbat in the Sagittarian Sector, they paid little attention to the eccentric orbit of the Red Star, another satellite in the system.  (Prologue)
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As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their Lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread. But not everyone on Pern was part of that system of mutual care and protection, particularly those who had been rendered holdless as punishment for wrongdoing. And there were some, like Jayge's trader clan, who simply preferred the freedom of the roads to the security of a hold. Others, like Aramina's family, had lost their holds through injustice and cruelty. For all the holdless, life was a constant struggle for survival. Then, from the ranks of the criminals and the disaffected, rose a band of renegades, led by the Lady Thella. No one was safe from Thella's depredations, and now her quarry was Aramina, reputed to have a telepathic link with dragons. But when Thella mistakenly vented her rage on Jayge's family, she made a dangerous mistake. For Jayge was bent on revenge ... and he would never let her have the girl who heard dragons!

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