AIVAS banished Thread forever… And Pern suffered. After Turns of conflict, and rule by a brutal dictator, peace has finally returned. Guided by the secretive but benevolent Starcraft, all Pernese base their futures on the Sign of their birth. Dragon have finally been driven extinct by war, disease, and dwindling numbers, but new technology has made life easier for everyone. It is Pern just as the colonists intended…
Except the Starholds are hiding more than just the secrets of the heavens. Dragonkind has persisted, clinging to survival by concealing themselves, yet their riders maintain an iron grip on the unsuspecting populace. When a lonely girl discovers a dragon egg, it threatens to overturn everything they have built.