HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE AN ENTIRE WORLD?
seems nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has
survived by serving those who betrayed her family and took over their
lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise—and take
back her stolen birthright.
But everything changes when she meets
a queen dragon. The bond they share will be deep and last forever. It
will protect them when, for the first time in centuries, Lessa’s world
is threatened by Thread, an evil substance that falls like rain and
destroys everything it touches. Dragons and their Riders once protected
the planet from Thread, but there are very few of them left these days.
Now brave Lessa must risk her life, and the life of her beloved dragon,
to save her beautiful world... From Goodreads.
I was introduced to the Pern series about 4 years ago and I think I bought most of them (only the ones written by Anne McCaffrey alone) as fast as I could get them delivered. I am now reading some of them again for All the Books of Pern Challenge 2012
I enjoyed reading it again and find it a very interesting story. I like Lessa who is quite a strong woman but by no means a saint as she with her power has hurt a lot of people in order to get her revenge. It is a patriarchal society and women are treated badly to say the least but there are some women who are very strong in their own way.
This book qualifies for:
100 books in a year Reading Challenge 2012,
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge,
2012 Ebook Challenge
All the Books of Pern Challenge 2012