(From the publisher):
The specter of sickness looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and threatening their dragon cousins, Pernís sole defense against the deadly phenomenon that is Thread. Fiona, the young rider of queen dragon Talenth, is about to assume the duties of a Weyrwoman when word spreads that dragons have begun succumbing to the new contagion. As more dragons sicken and die, Weyrleader BíNik and queen rider Lorana comb Fort Weyrís archives in a desperate search for clues from the past that may hold the solution to the plague. But could the past itself prove the pathway to salvation for Pernís imperiled dragons? Guided by a mysterious ally from a wholly unexpected place, and trusting in the dragon gift for transcending time, Fiona will join a risky expedition with far-reaching consequences for both Pernís future and her personal destiny.
Original title: Dragonheart
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Science Fantasy