Dragonriders of Pern (New Series)

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 157 ratings

Dragon's Fire Summary

Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, Pellar - along with his fire-lizard, Chitter - joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship.

Halla is one of the children of the Shunned. Though innocent of their parents' crimes, these children have inherited their cruel punishment. Lack of food, shelter, and clothes is their lot; hope is unknown to them. And what future would they hope for? Without a hold to call their own, there will be no protection for them when the lethal Thread inevitably falls again.

Life is particularly tough for Halla. Her family gone, she must fend for herself. Yet despite the brutality of her surroundings, Halla is kind and gentle, devoted to those more helpless than she.

As depraved as Halla is good, Tenim is in league with Tarik, a crooked miner from Camp Natalon, who helps him steal coal in exchange for a cut of the profit. But Tenim soon realizes there is a lot more to be made from firestone, the volatile mineral that enables the dragons of Pern to burn Thread out of the sky. Tenim doesn't care what he has to do, or whom he has to kill, in order to corner the market.

Cristov is Tarik's son. Dishonored by his father's treachery, the boy feels he must make amends, even if it means risking his life by mining the volatile firestone, which detonates on contact with the slightest drop of moisture.

When the last remaining firestone mine explodes in flames, a desperate race begins to find a new deposit of the deadly but essential mineral, for without it there can be no defense against Thread. But Tenim has a murderous plan to turn tragedy to his own advantage, and only Pellar, Halla, and Cristov can stop him - and ensure that there will be a future for all on the world of the Dr...

©2006 Brilliance Audio; 2006 Anne and Todd McCaffrey
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 3

    • Dragon's Fire

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, Pellar - along with his fire-lizard, Chitter - joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Something missing

    • By Barry on 04-03-11

    Regular price: £26.39

  • Book 4

    • Dragon Harper

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsa's defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram - a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship. Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to the same standard.

    • By Bob on 12-09-10

    Regular price: £24.29

  • Book 5

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  • Book 7

    • Dragon's Time

    • A Dragonriders of Pern Novel
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    For the first time in more than three years, best-selling authors Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey have teamed up again to do what they do best: add another chapter to the Dragonriders of Pern. Even though Lorana cured the plague that was killing the dragons of Pern, sacrificing her queen dragon in the process, the effects of the disease were so devastating that there are no longer enough dragons available to fight the fall of deadly Thread. And as the situation grows more dire, a pregnant Lorana decides that she must take drastic steps in the quest for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • memories

    • By Benny on 02-10-16

    Regular price: £23.79

  • Book 8

    • Sky Dragons

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Leadership of these dragons and riders falls to Xhinna, female rider of a blue dragon, who must earn the respect of all who follow her and solve the problem of how to get sufficient numbers of dragon eggs, all while protecting her people and baby dragons from the predators, and worse, traitors!

    Regular price: £10.19