By Anne McCaffrey
Each 2 hundred years or so, shimmering Threads fall from area, raining loss of life and black smash on Pern. the nice dragons of Pern hurl themselves during the beleagured skies, flaming tongues of fireplace to ruin lethal Thread and shop the Planet. however it was once now not Threadfall that made younger Menolly unsatisfied. It was once her father who betrayed her ambition to be a Harper, who thwarted her love of tune. Menolly had no selection yet to run away. while, unexpectedly, she stumbled on a bunch of fireside lizards, wild and smaller relations of the fire-breathing dragons, she enable her tune swirl round them. She taught 9 of them to sing. all of sudden Menolly was once now not on my own -- she was once Mistress of song and Ward of the stunning fireplace dragons.
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