By Anne McCaffrey
For greater than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of courageous women and men fixed upon the backs of dragons. As somebody is familiar with who has been touched via the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to learn of the unique international of Pern is to inhabit it--and to event its outstanding dragons is to bounce aloft with them and proportion their spectacular adventures.
Now, A present of Dragons brings jointly 3 loved tales and an exhilarating new story of Pern in one quantity illustrated with attractive art via Tom Kidd. In "The Smallest Dragonboy," Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, decided to provoke a dragon while the following grab 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 relatives at risk and may convey her nose to nose along with her maximum fears--and along with her such a lot mystery wish. The "Runner of Pern" is a woman named Tenna, who follows family members culture by way of providing messages--and who will locate her future at the mossy strains that runners have used for hundreds of years lower than the dragon-filled sky. and at last, a truly distinctive reward: an exhilarating new Pern experience, released the following for the 1st time, clean from the mind's eye of Anne McCaffrey.
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Sergey grinned, unscrewing the cognac. Misha, having meanwhile abandoned quilt for ice, set off at a comical waddling run and dived once more into the ice-hole. 21 In the small hours of Monday morning, Viktor was roused by the insistent ringing of the phone. When finally awake, he didn’t feel like getting up, but lay waiting for the caller to lose patience. But the caller didn’t lose patience, and even the penguin woke and gabbled. Viktor got out of bed and made his way unsteadily to the phone.
He accompanied these words with a lordly wave of the hand. “I’d prefer coffee, if I may,” said Viktor, settling into a leather armchair facing the vast executive desk. “Two coffees,” the Editor-in-Chief said, picking up the phone. “Do you know,” he resumed amiably, “we’d only recently been talking about you, and yesterday in came our Assistant Arts Editor, Boris Leonardovich, with your little story. ‘Get an eyeful of this,’ said he. I did, and it’s good. ” Viktor nodded politely. Igor Lvovich paused and smiled.
By next morning Viktor had earmarked a possible first obelisk. It only remained to get the Chief’s blessing. 30 next morning, having got the Chief’s blessing, drunk coffee, and been solemnly presented with his Press card, Viktor bought a bottle of Finlandia at a kiosk, and set off for the office of sometime author, now State Duma Deputy, Aleksandr Yakornitsky. Hearing that a correspondent of Capital News wished to see him, the State Deputy was delighted, and immediately told his secretary to cancel all his remaining appointments and admit no one else.
A Gift of Dragons (Dragonriders of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey