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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

A Gift of Dragons

A Gift of Dragons by Anne McCaffrey.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Del Rey; 1 edition (October 29, 2002)
ISBN-10: 0345456351

Amazon Review

For more than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to read of the exotic world of Pern is to inhabit it—and to experience its extraordinary dragons is to soar aloft with them and share their dazzling adventures.

Now, A Gift of Dragons brings together three beloved stories and a thrilling new tale of Pern in a single volume illustrated with beautiful artwork by Tom Kidd. In “The Smallest Dragonboy,” Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, determined to impress a dragon when the next clutch of eggs hatches. But what transpires will surprise everyone—Keevan most of all. In “The Girl Who Heard Dragons,” a young girl’s rare ability to communicate with dragons puts her family in danger and will bring her face to face with her greatest fears—and with her most secret desire. The “Runner of Pern” is a girl named Tenna, who follows family tradition by delivering messages—and who will find her destiny on the mossy traces that runners have used for centuries under the dragon-filled sky. And finally, a very special gift: an exciting new Pern adventure, published here for the first time, fresh from the imagination of Anne McCaffrey.

Honestly, there's not much left to say after the amazon Review.  Since the book is 4 short stories they have given a good account of it.

I will add that the pages are all decorated and every so often the is a full page drawing of what is happening in the story.  The book is call A Gift of Dragons.. but it also a special little book that is a gift in itself.


Blogger Cath said...

Yeah, I think this is the book someone sent my grand-daughter. I don't think she took it to uni with her so next time I go over to my daughter's place (don't hold your breath) I'll see if I can borrow it.

Hey, don't faint... I started The Woman in White a couple of days ago. LOLOLOL!

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Blogger Carl V. Anderson said...

Art by Tom Kidd is always a draw for me, I love his work. Although his style is very different than Whelan's, Kidd is another author who I often find myself pulling books off store bookshelves simply because they have his art. I even have a trading card set of Kidd cover illustrations in my collectibles.

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