The Resource Dragon's fire, Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey, (electronic resource)

Dragon's fire, Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey, (electronic resource)

Label
Dragon's fire
Title
Dragon's fire
Statement of responsibility
Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, Pellar--along with his fire-lizard, Chitter--joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship. Halla is one of the children of the Shunned. Though innocent of their parents' crimes, these children have inherited their cruel punishment. Lack of food, shelter, and clothes is their lot; hope is unknown to them. And what future would they hope for? Without a hold to call their own, there will be no protection for them when the lethal Thread inevitably falls again. Life is even tougher for Halla. Her family gone, she must fend for herself. Yet despite the brutality of her surroundings, Halla is kind and gentle, devoted to those more helpless than she. As depraved as Halla is good, Tenim is in league with Tarik, a crooked miner from Camp Natalon, who helps him steal coal in exchange for a cut of the profit. But Tenim soon realizes there is a lot more to be made from firestone, the volatile mineral that enables the dragons of Pern to burn Thread out of the sky. Tenim doesn't care what he has to do, or whom he has to kill, in order to corner the market. Cristov is Tarik's son. Dishonored by his father's greed and treachery, the boy must make amends somehow, even if it means risking his life by mining the volatile firestone, which detonates on contact with the slightest drop of moisture. When the last remaining firestone mine explodes in flames, a desperate race begins to find a new deposit of the deadly but essential mineral, for without it there can be no defense against Thread. But Tenim has a murderous plan to turn tragedy to his own advantage, and only Pellar, Halla, and Cristov can stop him--and ensure that there will be a future for all on the world of the Dragonriders
  • Pellar, a gifted tracker and orphan, accompanies Masterharper Zist on a secret mission to the Natalon coal-mining camp, where they discover a group of disillusioned workers who seem to have lost all hope. The coauthor is Todd McCaffrey
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCaffrey, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3563.A255
LC item number
D76 2006eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCaffrey, Todd
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pern (Imaginary place)
  • Life on other planets
  • Space colonies
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Theft
  • Dragons
Label
Dragon's fire, Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4CC5D5E6-171E-4C5B-98FD-BAF7B34F7F4F
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 366 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345493828
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)236501420
Label
Dragon's fire, Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4CC5D5E6-171E-4C5B-98FD-BAF7B34F7F4F
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 366 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780345493828
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)236501420

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