Dragon's Time (Dragonriders of Pern, Book 23) by Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey

By Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey

Although Lorana cured the plague that used to be killing the dragons of Pern, sacrificing her queen dragon within the method, the devastating ailment has left too few dragons alive to struggle the autumn of lethal Thread. As morale at Telgar Weyr plunges within the wake of the common loss, and Weyrwoman Fiona and the harper Kindan fight to maintain desire from vanishing, a pregnant Lorana comes to a decision she needs to take drastic steps. not anything wanting manipulating time itself will undo the wear performed by means of the plague. yet trying time trip may have devastating consequences--altering heritage, and future, perpetually. Now, one way or the other, Lorana needs to be able to complete what turns out most unlikely: bending the normal legislation of the universe with out wreaking havoc on life itself. to make sure the way forward for Pern, she's keen to take the fateful chance--even if it calls for one more, some distance higher, sacrifice.

BONUS: This variation includes an excerpt from Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey's Sky Dragons.

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Can you even tell me that it is as good and true as it was fifteen years ago when we entered the profession? Look at what’s happened, for Christ’s sake! We are bogged down in a morass of legislation and regulation that reaches from here to China, and even the judges and lawyers don’t understand half of it. We used to be able to call ourselves general practitioners—now we are lucky to be competent in one or two fields, simply because of the updating we must constantly do in order to keep ourselves current.

He could. When did he wish to see Mr. Meeks? Tomorrow morning, if possible. He was visiting from Chicago for a few days only. Would tomorrow morning at ten o’clock be satisfactory? That would be fine. Ten o’clock sharp, then? Fine. The line went dead. He stared at it for a moment, then hung up. He went down to the lobby, bought a Times, drank several scotches—Glenlivet and water over ice, as usual—and went in to dinner. He ate with the paper before him, scanning its sections without interest, his mind elsewhere.

But of course he was questioning himself now. He was the one considering. He had been standing there, drinking his drink and thinking about how he didn’t belong; and when he had picked up the Wishbook, the item on Landover had caught his attention right away. He was the one who felt himself the outsider in his own world, who had always felt himself the outsider, who was seeking always a way to escape what he was. And now here was his chance. His grin broadened. This was crazy! He was actually contemplating doing something that no sane man would even think twice about!

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