Dragonheart

Dragonheart Todd McCaffrey s first solo novel in the classic Dragonriders of Pern series Dragonsblood was hailed by critics and embraced by the countless devoted readers of the landmark science fiction saga cre

  • Title: Dragonheart
  • Author: Todd J. McCaffrey
  • ISBN: 9780345491145
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Todd McCaffrey s first solo novel in the classic Dragonriders of Pern series, Dragonsblood, was hailed by critics and embraced by the countless devoted readers of the landmark science fiction saga created by his mother, Anne McCaffrey Now the chronicles of Pern take another captivating turn as the embattled planet, the brave pioneers who call it home, and the magnificentTodd McCaffrey s first solo novel in the classic Dragonriders of Pern series, Dragonsblood, was hailed by critics and embraced by the countless devoted readers of the landmark science fiction saga created by his mother, Anne McCaffrey Now the chronicles of Pern take another captivating turn as the embattled planet, the brave pioneers who call it home, and the magnificent flame breathing creatures who fly high to protect it confront a dire new challenge.The grim specter of sickness looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire lizards and posing a potentially devastating threat to their dragon cousins, Pern s sole defense against the deadly phenomenon that is Thread Fiona, the youngest and only surviving daughter of Lord Bemin, is just coming of age, and about to assume the duties of a Weyrwoman, when word spreads that dragons have indeed begun succumbing to the new contagion With the next season of Threadfall quickly approaching, and the already diminished ranks of the dragons once under siege, every Weyr across Pern is in crisis mode It is hardly the time for disturbing distractions such as the strange voice Fiona suddenly hears in her mind at the darkest and most urgent moments Circumstances and the mood of the weyrfolk worsen when advance patrols relay the dreaded news that black dust the unmistakable herald of falling Thread has been sighted As dragons sicken and die, leaving only a new generation of weyrlings too young to succeed them, Weyrleader B Nik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to comb Fort Weyr s archives in a desperate search for clues from the past that may hold the solution to the plague But could the actual past itself prove the pathway to salvation for Pern s stricken dragons and the entire imperiled planet Guided by a mysterious ally from a wholly unexpected place, and trusting in the unique dragon gift for transcending time, Fiona will join a risky expedition with far reaching consequences for both Pern s future and her personal destiny.

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    • Todd J. McCaffrey

      Todd J McCaffrey born as Todd Johnson is an Irish American author of science fiction best known for continuing the Dragonriders of Pern series in collaboration with his mother Anne McCaffrey.Todd Johnson was born 27 April 1956 in Montclair, New Jersey as the second son and middle child of Horace Wright Johnson deceased 2009 , who worked for DuPont, and Anne McCaffrey deceased 2011 , who had her second short story published that year He has two siblings Alec Anthony, born 1952, and Georgeanne Gigi , Georgeanne Kennedy , born 1959.Except for a six month DuPont transfer to Dusseldorf, Germany, the family lived most of a decade in Wilmington, Delaware, until a 1965 transfer to New York City when they moved to Sea Cliff, Long Island All three children were then in school and Anne McCaffrey became a full time author, primarily writing science fiction About that time, Todd became the first of the children to read science fiction, the Space Cat series by Ruthven Todd He attended his first science fiction convention in 1968, Lunacon in New York City.Soon after the move, Todd was directed to lower his voice as an actor in the fourth grade school play, with his mother in the auditorium That was the inspiration for Decision at Doona 1969 which she dedicated To Todd Johnson of course The story is set on an overcrowded planet where just talking too loud made you a social outcast.Anne McCaffrey divorced in 1970 and emigrated to Ireland with her two younger children, soon joined by her mother During Todd s school years the family moved several times in the vicinity of Dublin and struggled to make ends meet, supported largely by child care payments and meager royalties.Todd finished secondary education in Ireland and returned to the United States in 1974 for a summer job before matriculation at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania He studied engineering physics and discovered computers but remained only one year Back in Dublin he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree at the College of Technology Bolton Street Later he earned a Politics degree at Trinity College, Dublin.Before Trinity College, Todd Johnson served in the United States Army 1978 82, stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, and determining to pursue civilian life After Trinity he returned to the US hoping to work in the aerospace industry but found employment in computer programming beginning 1986 He earned a pilot s license in 1988 and spent a lot of time flying, including solo trips across North America in 1989 and 1990 Meanwhile he sold his first writings and contributed Training and Fighting Dragons to the 1989 Dragonlover s Guide to Pern, using his military and flight experience Next year he quit his job to write full time and in 1992 he attended the Clarion Workshop for new science fiction and fantasy writers.Writing under the name Todd Johnson until 1997 98 he specialized in military science fiction, contributing one story each to several collective worksAs a boy, Todd accompanied his mother to her meetings with writers, editors, publishers, and agents and had attended conventions from age 12 He was exposed to Pern before its beginning soon after the move to Long Island when he was nine, his mother asked him what he thought of dragons she was brainstorming about their bad press all these years The result was a technologically regressed survival planet whose people were united against a threat from space, in contrast to America divided by the Vietnam War The dragons became the biologically renewable air force About thirty years later, Todd McCaffrey recalls, the editor at Del Rey asked me to write a sort of scrapbook about Mum partly to prevent Mum from writing her autobiography instead of Pern books That was Dragonholder 1999.The editor had also pitched it to me that someone ought to continue Mum s legacy when she was no longer able At the time I had misgivings and no stor

    530 thoughts on “Dragonheart

    • Preface: I love Pern and have read every single book in the series and plan to do so until I die or the McCaffrey clan stops writing them.Overall: A great book, read it!Details:This one started a tiny bit rough for me in a few ways. One of the things I love most about this series is how vivid and real it's become for me (after reading what appears to be 22 books or stories). In reading this book it felt to me a bit like the author felt the same way, a little too much. Some common knowledge felt [...]


    • I read the Pern books long ago. Decided to re-read in "chronological order". Then I got to the ones Todd McCaffrey wrote, both in conjunction with his mother and on his own. I made it through the first, Dragon's Kin, which wasn't TOO bad, and the second, Dragon Harper, which was okay, then got through about half of Dragon's Fire, and now a quarter of the way into Dragon Heart, I just can't go on. When I look at the ratings, I'm astonished to see his books rated as high as hers it just loyalty? W [...]


    • This is the fifth book by Todd Mccaffrey and it tells the story of Fiona, last surviving daughter of Lord Bemin at Fort Hold who impresses a gold dragon, Talenth. Fiona must learn the difficult duties of a Weyrwoman despite being only thirteen Turns old. Things are further complicated by a terrible plague that is affecting dragons across Pern, just as the deadly Threads begin falling again in the Third Pass. Fiona travels back in time ten Turns to abandoned Igen Weyr to allow injured dragons and [...]


    • I read this because they had a copy at the library when I took my sons. I enjoyed parts of the story, but I did not feel like it was a complete novel, in spite of its length. I did not buy in to any of the conflict, or characters completely.


    • This book is about a young girl named Fiona, the only surviving offspring of Lord Bemin at Fort Hold and how she grows and matures into becoming a Weyrwoman. Fiona and her father attend the hatching grounds to see the new candidates impress the new hatching dragons. One of the eggs is a gold queen, the most powerful of all the dragons and to everyone's surprise the infant queen heads toward the stands instead of the remaining candidates. With double surprise the queen chooses Fiona and she impre [...]


    • TODD MCCAFFREY IS RUINING PERN!please stop him. dragonheart was not a very good book. okay so he is telling the story of the dragon riders that went back in time during the dragon plague. finepoor storytelling. i mean his books are getting worse instead of better. there were so many thing i did not like. the dialogue was a major issue. the ages of fiona and terin was another one, a lil gross and kinda unbelievable. the needless detail about how they were going to get the weyr up and running. i m [...]


    • Todd does not write as well as his mother. Needs to use a larger variety of adjectives. Also uses too many formula descriptions. That said, will keep reading the Pern books even if Anne isn't writing them any more as I love the universe so well.


    • Finished the latest Pern offering by Todd McCaffrey, and it felt like an old friend. The effects of "Timing it", a few conundrums associated therewith, the banning of the fire lizards explained, leading us full circle to a setup for the original trilogy hundreds of turns later.


    • Sometimes the son of the author tries to continue a series, and the reader is disappointed. I never expected this book to be as great as his mother's work, yet it truly is!


    • Todd maintains the Perm traditions I have loved through the years. I enjoyed the characters and story, and Emily's reading style works well with the whole package.


    • This is another story from the early days of Pern. Fiona, who is the Lord Holder's only surviving child after plague ravaged the population, impresses a queen dragon Talenth and her life changes. Now she is the youngest of three weyrwomen at Fort Weyr. While she spent her life in the Holds, now she has to change her thinking. Luckily, the skills she learned as a Lord Holder's daughter translate nicely to that of a weyrwoman who cares for the needs of the dragons, dragonriders and other people of [...]


    • FINALLY!! (NO SPOILERS)Yes, *finally* a book by Todd MC worthy of being included in the pantheon of Pern books! The first couple of Pern books he co-wrote/wrote (DragonKin/Fire/Harper) were shallow and extremely lacking in descriptions and character development, every incident happens at a breakneck pace, foreshadowing of exactly what is going to happen is obvious from about page 25, and overall they seem to be novellas that the publisher had him bulk up to come out in book form. Dragonsblood wa [...]


    • Todd McCaffrey is moderately scary in his ability to mimic his mother's writing style. It's a talent I appreciate though.Most of the time I wouldn't notice a difference in writing style--except when his maleness came through, like when he had male characters smack female characters on the butt "in a sign of affection." No. Gross. Don't. Do. It. Unless you ask the female first if she would be okay with it, don't. do. it. If asking feels too awkward, well then, I have a solution for you--don't. do [...]


    • 4.5 stars rounded up. Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey is the 21st book in the¬†Dragonriders of Pern series.I've been a fan of the series since I discovered them in the late 1990's. I must admit that I was a bit leary when I heard that her son, Todd, was starting to take over the series. I wasn't a huge fan of the first couple of books that came out under his name, but this one I really love. Fiona and T'mar have become two of my all-time favorite Pern characters and this book really showcases thei [...]


    • This book happens in parallel to Dragonsblood. Unfortunately, when I read the description, I mistook it for Dragonsblood, which I read in my last stage of Pern reading before college and before I was on , and read Dragon's Time first, which horribly spoiled this book and Dragongirl, before realizing my mistake. The Dragonriders of Pern span most of my reading career so far and I scrambled the order at every stage, so I guess this just follows the precedent. Dragonheart is another Todd-authored b [...]


    • Todd McCaffrey has certainly proved himself equal to his mother in this latest in the Dragonriders of Pern series. He is definitely the best person to carry this series on. Once again, the Dragonriders must face the impossible if the dragons are to survive a mysterious illness that is destroying dragons and dragon lizards. And with the next turn of Thread, this is disastorous. So a group of injured dragonriders as well as Weyrlings with their young dragons, travel 10 years into to the past to gr [...]


    • I have just loved the Pern series. Some of the books are stronger than others - my favorites are the first three of the Dragonriders series and the Harper Hall trilogy - but all are wonderful. The dragon personalities are amazingly individualized and each rider distinct. I am decidedly NOT a fantasy/SF fan, but have loved these books and reread them. All of those were written by Anne McCaffrey. This book was written by her son, who just doesn't write as well - at least in this series. The book i [...]


    • Fiona is from Fort Hold raised to be a holder never expecting to Impress when she's at Fort Weyr hatching. Fiona has alot to learn about being Weyrwoman and Weyrfolk. Since Impressing Fiona has felt unusual fatigue that has no explanation and it's not just her either but her fellow hatching mates. Fiona is struck by how much duties and chores at the weyr are similar to hold's. When dragons and firelizards start coughing from illness. A panic begins to form in young Fiona's mind praying that it's [...]


    • I'm always happy to be back in the world of Pern and its dragonriders - especially when I haven't been there for a while! While Todd isn't Anne, he really is the next best thing. I wish it hadn't been quite so long since I had last read Todd's books, though. They deal with this same time period and many of these same characters. I know there were connections I missed or only vaguely grasped. Overall, though, this was enjoyable to read. It didn't quite grab me up and carry me along like most of A [...]


    • DragonsbloodWhen I read Dragonsblood a couple of weeks ago, I was a sobbing mess. Yes, it really got me on the emotional level. Dragons and fire dragons dying? Oy.I expected more of the maudlin tone in this book (Dragonheart) since it's next in the series. Fortunately, it didn't get to the same level, although it is still set in the time of the plague. Some may dismiss it as another sci-fi/fantasy tome, but these books really capture the spirit of those who face overwhelming odds and doing what [...]


    • This book is the best (so far as I've read) of Todd's Pern books. At times, it was hard to put down. But, it's not a stand-alone book and the story is not finished at the end. All of the Third Pass books need to be read together, in quick order Parallel stories are told and reading the books without a break between would help to keep events and people straight in your head.And having said that, I really do think that Todd could be a great writer. The scope of the Third Pass books is rather amazi [...]


    • This is the latest in the Dragon Riders of Pern series--penned by the son of the originator. I enjoyed this book a great deal. I admit, I was a bit disappointed when I first realized that it was an explanation/fleshing out of one of the side-plots in a previous book, with no intense adventure plot of it's own. It was a good read, though. I just wish there had been a more obvious feeling of resolution at the end. This one feels like it's part of a much larger story that was broken up by the publi [...]


    • Wow! This was terrific! Fiona is just wonderful, forthright, assertive, but still learning herself and leadership as a young weyrwoman! And T'mar is delightful too. A great read, with connects to Nuella, M'tal and others from Todd and Anne's joint series. I love seeing watch-whers given their proper respect. It's a shame this doesn't get picked up on later in Anne's books of the future. Maybe Todd will write sequels even later than hers?


    • So what happens when an entire Weyr disappears? Well you take all the, okay only most, of the main characters from the past books and put them in the same place. While as a plot device it seems a little thin, it does make for a fun story. I am quite possibly rating these books a tad higher than they deserve, but they are fun reads, that pull on the emotions. Quickly read and easily enjoyed, they are great to read, but perhaps not the best of literature.


    • This is the second book of a trilogy and I enjoyed the story line. That said, I did find the reading tedious and boring at times. There was a lot of unnecessary waffling that distracted from the story at times. A group of Dragonriders and Weyrlings, jump to 10 turns in the past. The aim is that this will help heal injured dragon riders from thread injuries and to allow the Weyrlings to grow untainted by a mystery illness which is threatening Pern's dragons.


    • I have long been an avid Anne McCaffrey fan and have enjoyed visiting Pern with her but unfortunately her son has not quite captured her flair for storytelling. The premise is good but the story was a bit disjointed and characters appear and die off with abandon. I am still a Pern fan but I hope that the next book is a little better organized and that it doesn't end with as little resolution as this one.


    • I hope that Todd Mccaffrey continues this story, because I was completely enthralled with this book from start to finish. I felt it was very incomplete in the end, however, with so many pieces of the puzzle completely unfinished. This has left a great opening for another book to continue the saga and I cannot wait to read on!


    • Well what a surprise: Pern is saved again. Actually we only got to the point where they are ready to fight again. The next book, no doubt, will continue the battle. Why do I waste my time? The books are delightful and soapoperaish> (Is that a word.)The protagonists have a challenge to overcome and by wit and determination win out.


    • Not as soaring as Anne McCaffrey's best, but much deeper than Anne's later/weaker books, this is a good addition to the series, and follows Dragonsblood well. There's a little too much focus on neatly filling in the gaps of how Pernese society evoloved through the actions of these particular characters, but it left me eager to find out what happens next.


    • Todd McCaffrey seems to be as good a writer as his mother as he continues the Dragonriders of Pern series. In this gratifyingly hefty volume, first thread has started to fall after 250 years. Unfortunately the population of Pern has been decimated by a recent plague, and now dragons are falling sick. Fiona, newest Weyrwoman at Fort Weyr, is pressed to come up with a creative solution.


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