After ten long Turns, Lessa was ready to come out of hiding, to reclaim her birthright.... and to Impress the young dragon queen and become Weyrwoman of Benden.
Suddenly the deadly silver Threads once again threatened all Pern with destruction. But the mighty telepathic dragons that for centuries had defended Pern were now few in number, not nearly enough to protect the planet in its hour of greatest peril. Then Lessa hatched a daring and dangerous scheme to rally support from people who had long ago ceased to exist!
A real classic fantasy, set in a medieval-style world where dragons really do exist. I loved the characters and the complexity of their relationships with one another (and their dragons). It was also a very interesting society, feudal in many respects but somehow more than that. My only disappointment was that it ended on a cliff-hanger; just as well I've got the next instalment at hand to read as soon as possible.
I got this book as part of a bookcrossing spiral
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