SOME FOURTEEN HUNDRED TURNS AFTER MEN FIRST CAME TO PERN RODE MORETA, ON HER GREAT GOLDEN DRAGON, ORLITH.
It was towards the end of the Pass of the Red Star- a time when every living creature on Pern was threatened by threadfall- when the courage and daring of dragons and riders was all that kept the planet from extinctation.
And then, at the height of the battle against Thread, came a new and terrified evil. Moreta, in one last superhuman endeavour, was to save her people, and become the greatest legend of dragonlore until the end of time.
THIS IS THE STORY OF MORETA'S RIDE
Nominated in 1984 for the Hugo Award for best novel.
Anne Inez McCaffrey (1926-2011) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She was married and had three children. She lived in Dragonhold-Underhill in Wicklow County, Ireland.
McCaffrey studied Slavonic Languages and Literature in Radcliffe College and made career in music theatre before starting to write.
She is best known for her Pern-series. Her son Todd is also writing for the series, so more adventures are coming.
The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Anna Creech.