On a beautiful world called Pern, their way of life is about to come under attack from a myth that is all too real. Lessa is an outcast survivor–a strong young woman who has never stopped dreaming of revenge. But when an ancient threat to Pern re-emerges, Lessa will rise–upon the back of a great dragon with whom she shares a telepathic bond more intimate than any human connection. Together, dragon and rider will fly . . . and Pern will be changed forever.