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When the volcanoes rumble and the powerful storms begin brewing on Pern, it means one thing: Thread. For 257 years Pern has been free of the life-destroying Thread, but now the Red Star has reappeared in the sky and soon the deadly Threadfall will follow. In the holds and weyrs across the land, the genetically-engineered dragons of Pern and their human riders begin feverishly training to combat the Thread, for only dragon fire can destroy the silvery invaders. But, incredibly, one Lord Holder refuses to believe the Thread will fall again, and he may endanger the entire planet.
YA. While not as good as the first "Dragonriders" novels, this 11th in the series comes closer than most of the more recent Pern books. It has been more than 250 years since the first Thread fall, but everything seems to indicate the imminent approach of the Red Star. The Dragonriders have been practicing and passing down knowledge for over two centuries to be prepared, but there are skeptics unwilling to believe. The worst of the lot is Lord Holder, Chalkin of Bitra, a greedy, self-centered, abusive leader. He refuses to take any action to prepare, threatening the survival of the planet, because all must work together to overcome Thread. Interesting, fleshed-out characters combined with a well-written story makes for a very good read. While this entry can stand alone, it is best read along with the other Pern novels, especially Dragonflight (1978) and Dragonquest (1979, both Ballantine).?John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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I've loved the Pern books for over two decades now but I have to say this is the least memorable of the lot. Read morePublished on July 22 2003 by Cybele A. Baker
Well if you are stickly a Pern fan it would be a fine novel, and God knows this book is still much better then alot of the stuff getting published. Ms. Read morePublished on May 13 2002 by General Pete
This book was pretty good but there were a lot of noticeable (sp) typos in there. I think the story was pretty interesting and the characterization was really well done. Read morePublished on March 29 2002 by S. Taylor
The story flows nicely. Sometimes I get a little confused regarding who is who, but on the whole I enjoy the tale. Many of the people in it live near me, some are friends of mine. Read morePublished on March 27 2002 by Frank Noble
Several years ago a friend introduced me to Fantasy books. Anne Mccaffrey was 1 of the first writers I read, starting a long history of cruising book shops. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2001
I thought Dragonseye was a superb book. A decendent of the first Fort wyerleaders (Sean and Sorka), K'vin has the dubious honor of being the Telgar Wyerleader at the start of the... Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2001
I enjoyed this as a fill-in for the history of PERN but my copy is defintely called Red Star Rising not Dragonseye!Published on Feb. 1 2001 by Tigger Ellmer-Radlett
I was first introduced to the world of Pern when I was ten; I devoured most of the series at eleven, and have faithfully read each new installment since. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2000 by Amanda M. Hayes