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Dragon's Kin (The Dragonriders of Pern)
Dragon's Kin - The Dragonriders of Pern
Author: Anne McCaffrey, Todd J. McCaffrey
Beginning with the classic Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey has created a complex, endlessly fascinating world uniting humans and great telepathic dragons. Millions of devoted readers have soared on the glittering wings of Anne’s imagination, following book by book the evolution of one of science fiction’s most beloved and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345462008
ISBN-10: 0345462009
Publication Date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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grandsue avatar reviewed Dragon's Kin (The Dragonriders of Pern) on
In this vist to Pern we find out more about the watchwhers. These creatures, genetically engineered by Wind Blossom, the daughter of the famed Kitty Ping who engineered the Dragons of Pern from indigeous fire lizards, are photosensitive. They are useless in daylight,however,the miners find them very handy in the dark mines. Watchwhers, who bond with their handlers just as Dragons do with their riders, prove to be a great asset since they can detect both "bad air" and tunnel snakes.
This then is the story of a watchwhere handler, a girl with a secret, and a harper with a long range view. Enjoy yet another visit to Pern and it's resourceful residents.
philomene avatar reviewed Dragon's Kin (The Dragonriders of Pern) on + 23 more book reviews
Dragon's Kin shares some of the delight of earlier Pern tales. There's unlikely heroes and some well crafted characters. And the threat of thread.

but let's face it, kin or not, Watch-wehrs are no way near as wonderful as dragons, and neither are stories about them.
Bossmare avatar reviewed Dragon's Kin (The Dragonriders of Pern) on + 306 more book reviews
I tend to like the Pern books a bit more now since Todd started writing with Anne. They are a bit grittier and not so fluffy.