Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern

Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern

eBook - 1983
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Anne McCaffrey draws the reader back in time to an earlier Pern to tell the story of one of Pern's great and true heroines.

An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr, where her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch.

Then without warning, a runnerbeast fell ill. Soon myriads of holders, craftsmen, and dragonriders were dying; and the mysterious ailment had spread to all but the most inaccessible holds. Pern was in mortal danger. For, if dragonriders did not rise to char Thread, the parasite would devour any and all organic life it encountered.

The future of the planet rested in the hands of Moreta and the other deicated, lelfless Pernese leaders. But of all their problems, the most difficult to overcome was time. . . .
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1983
ISBN: 9780345454010
0345454014
Characteristics: xiii, 278 p. : map ; 22 cm
Call Number: eBook

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tigerlily_13
Feb 04, 2016

I liked many of the characters in both Moreta --and its sequel, "Nerilka's Story-- but was made depressed by reading of humans dying from the flu and dragons...suiciding...when their riders died---during Pern's Sixth Pass. Thankfully, Nerilka's Story was the more hopeful of the two. Of course, by the time I got to the tragedies of the Third Pass--written years later-- I was ready to say...enough.

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Canine_sCompanion
Sep 11, 2010

Recommended for sure to many teens and octogenerians and those between! I have read most of the entire series. McCaffrey starts using co-writers on some of the later novels. I will never forget the one about the dolphins.

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