Sky Dragons

Sky Dragons

Sky Dragons cover

Our next (and, sadly, last) collaboration, Sky Dragons, is with the publisher. According to and Barnes&Noble, the publication date appears to be June 26, 2012.

You can pre-order it from in hardback or Kindle and from Barnes&Noble in hardcover.  Or ask at your local independent bookseller!

For those of you in the UK, the hardcover, according to, is due out a bit earlier – 26 May 2012.

[Update: 1/11/2012]

From the New York Times bestselling mother-and-son team of Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey comes the final installment in the riveting Pern saga that began with Todd’s solo novel, Dragonsblood. Now, with all of Pern imperiled by the aftereffects of a plague that killed scores of dragons and left the planet helpless against the fall of deadly Thread, the only hope for the future lies in the past.

There, on an unexplored island, a group of dragonriders led by Xhinna, a brave young woman who rides the blue dragon Tazith, must battle lethal Merows and voracious tunnel-snakes to build a safe home for themselves and the dragons, whose offspring will one day—if they survive—replenish Pern’s decimated dragon population. But as the first female rider of a blue dragon, and the first female Weyrleader in the history of Pern, Xhinna faces an uphill battle in winning the respect and loyalty of her peers . . . especially after an unforeseen tragedy leaves the struggling colony reeling from a shattering loss.

Amid the grieving, one girl, Jirana, blessed—or cursed—with the ability to foresee potential futures, will help Xhinna find a way forward. The answer lies in time . . . or, rather, in timing it: the awesome ability of the dragons to travel through time itself. But that power comes with risks, and by venturing further into the past, Xhinna may be jeopardizing the very future she has sworn to save.

60 Replies to “Sky Dragons”

  1. I finished Sky Dragons & it was wonderful. I’m so glad your Mum let you play in her sandbox & I hope you write another book on Pern soon. I look forward to seeing you @ Dragon Con this Sept.

  2. Haven’t finished Sky Dragons yet, but love it so far. Your mom was rumored to be working on a book taking place just after “The Skies of Pern” called “After the Fall is Over” (in progress) —(set after the Ninth Pass in “New Era Pern”). I got that reference from Is that true? IF so, are you going to finish it for her. Please say yes.

  3. Tony,

    Yes, Mum was working on the book; we talked about it on and off a number of times. At the moment, though, we’re all still recovering from her loss and working to get the Estate all properly set up. After that, we’ll see.

    As for Wikipedia, its entries are “interesting” but not always accurate.

    — Todd

  4. Todd,
    Great job on this book. Your mom got me hooked, and I am glad your continuing the Pern series (yes, I have read them all: hers, yours and your collaborations with your mom).
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. The world may have lost a wonderful writer, but “between” has gained an angel Dragonrider.

    — Eva

  5. Hi Todd,

    Another winner from Pern, thank you.

    If you haven’t read the book yet please don’t read this reply &o)>…..

    One question, could they have “timed” it to rescue those 2 dragons and riders ?


  6. Todd,
    I just finished Sky Dragons it was great as usual! I am very sorry to hear about your Mom, I can sympathize I lost my Dad in March2012. My deepest condolences. I have read her books since I was 13 or so and 30 years later still count the days until the next is released. I hope you do continue the series because I can’t imagine life without Perm and your Mom picked the perfect person to keep it going.

  7. With all due respect… a movie of Dragonflight would be good. Keep it to one though please. There really is a limit to the number of times the same story can be told over, and over, and over again… Praise to the mother. May Pern’s history rest with her demise.YR

  8. Anthony,

    The thing about “timing it” is that it has to have happened or it can’t. Strange, I know but that’s the way it is. In this case, they didn’t “time it” so they couldn’t.

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