(From the publisher):
After a vicious plague swept through the world of Pern, there are no longer enough dragons to fight off the onslaught of Thread, the deadly spore that falls like rain from the skies and devours everything organic in its path.
Pern's last chance to rebuild the decimated dragon population lies with a group of young dragonriders and their dragons, left stranded on an unexplored island. Leadership of these dragons and riders falls to Xhinna, female rider of the blue dragon Tazith, who becomes Pern's first female wingleader.
Not everyone is ready to accept Xhinna as wingleader and she has to battle to earn their respect as well as protecting the precious dragon eggs from the lethal Mrreows and voracious tunnelsnakes. Some of her newfangled ideas, like letting green dragons mate and lay eggs, cause uproar. All the while she must protect her people and baby dragons from the predators and, worse, traitors, or all hope for Pern will be lost...
Original title: Sky Dragons
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Species Evolution
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Planets & Societies→ Adapting To Harsh Conditions