Harry Potter House Eds win prizes granchester eligible curtis sittenfeld desmond elliott 2017

Dragon's Kin by Anne McCaffrey
  

Dragon's Kin

Part of the The Dragon Books Series
Fantasy   eBook Favourites   

RRP £9.99

Download an extract Share this book

Lovereading view...

The first new Pern novel since 2001 and the first written in collaboration with McCaffrey’s son. The series is now more than 20 years old and she continues to add depth intrigue and a host of new characters to the mythical Dragon World.

If you like Anne McCaffrey you might also like to read books by Katherine Kerr, Julian May and Anne Leonard.

Synopsis

Dragon's Kin by Anne McCaffrey

Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon. However, mining is fraught with danger and a disaster leaves Kindan orphaned. Grieving, Kindan is taken in by the camp’s new Harper and finds a measure of solace in a burgeoning musical talent…and in a new friendship with the mysterious Nuella. Nuella helps Kindan when he is selected to hatch and train a new watch-wher for the camp, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts. Meanwhile, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp. As warring factions threaten to explode, Nuella and Kindan begin to discover hidden talents in the watch-wher–talents that could very well save an entire Hold and which show them that even a seemingly impossible dream is never completely out of reach … For the first time, Anne McCaffrey has invited another writer to join her in the skies of Pern, a writer with an intimate knowledge of Pern and its history: her son, Todd.


Browse inside this book

About the Author

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey (1926 - 2011) was one of the world’s leading science-fiction writers, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she moved to live in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, where, as well as writing, she breed horses. She was recently awarded the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. She was the creator of the Dragons of Pern series.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2004

Author

Anne McCaffrey

More books by Anne McCaffrey
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.annemccaffrey.org/

Publisher

Corgi Adult

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Fantasy
eBook Favourites

Fantasy

ISBN

9780552151504

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools