New PDF release: A Gift of Dragons (Dragonriders of Pern)

By Anne McCaffrey

ISBN-10: 0345458605

ISBN-13: 9780345458605

For greater than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of courageous women and men fixed upon the backs of dragons. As a person is familiar with who has been touched through the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to learn of the unique global of Pern is to inhabit it--and to event its outstanding dragons is to jump aloft with them and percentage their awesome adventures.

Now, A reward of Dragons brings jointly 3 liked tales and an exciting new story of Pern in one quantity illustrated with appealing art by means of Tom Kidd. In "The Smallest Dragonboy," Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, made up our minds to provoke a dragon while the subsequent seize of eggs hatches. yet what transpires will shock everyone--Keevan so much of all. In "The woman Who Heard Dragons," a tender girl's infrequent skill to speak with dragons places her relations at risk and may carry her head to head together with her maximum fears--and along with her such a lot mystery hope. The "Runner of Pern" is a woman named Tenna, who follows kin culture through providing messages--and who will locate her future at the mossy strains that runners have used for hundreds of years less than the dragon-filled sky. and eventually, a truly specific present: a thrilling new Pern event, released the following for the 1st time, clean from the mind's eye of Anne McCaffrey.

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Your hunger for celebrity (which is the wish for power over other men, as it hopes to enthrall their imaginations to one’s own)—that is your nature and, as you must know, the instrument of others’ inevitable destruction. It is Hyde who sees Drayton removing Jekyll’s notebook from its lair and yielding precipitately to the seduction of a formula that will make him singular, extraordinary—which is to say, monstrous. Hyde sees Drayton now in Jekyll’s house, captivated by Jekyll’s niece, whom I did not mention (a lovely young woman by all reports)— now circling around her, now seducing her, and soon—in one form of Hyde—destroying her, as he must, as he must.

This is not a night one finds in the North Atlantic, I thought to myself, where purity of darkness yields to a sullen, secretive gloom. And the air—so suave and flowery as we leaned over the rail to watch the shining fish. ” I asked her to repeat the word. ” I begged. ” “In saying it, your lips look as if they were about to kiss,” I said. She smiled and looked at the moon, which was round and gold as a coin. “I don’t understand what is happening,” I said. She misunderstood my confusion, thinking I meant kisses.

She must be, I tell myself. Shaking my head to dispel an anxiety that has laid its hand upon my soul, I inquire after the barber, who is nowhere to be seen. ” Peggy says with the air of someone who has just been given a great happiness. “We can’t remember the last time he was called. And the captain was always so fastidious! He disliked beards and side-whiskers, insisting that he be clean-shaven. ” “Through the speaking tube,” she says, nodding toward The Captain Is Sleeping 47 an apparatus above the wainscoting, next to a crudely lithographed calendar.

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