Dragon's Kin : Fantasy, Paperback
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Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon on Pern.

Mining is fraught with danger, but fortunately the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts.

Then disaster strikes, leaving Kindan orphaned and the camp without a watch-wher.

Grieving, Kindan is taken in by the camp's new Harper and finds a measure of solace in a burgeoning musical talent ...and in a new friendship with the mysterious Nuella.

It is Nuella who assists Kindan when he is selected to hatch and train a new watch-wher, a job that forces him to give up his dream of becoming a Harper; and it is Nuella who helps him give new meaning to his life.

Meanwhile, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp.

As warring factions threaten to explode, Nuella and Kindan begin to discover hidden talents in the watch-wher - talents that could very well save an entire Hold and which show them that even a seemingly impossible dream is never completely out of reach ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780552151504



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Has the energy and verve of some of her earlier work. A good yarn.Kindan has several talents and has to find his future in a minehold. He ends up working with Watchweres and learning more about them than has been known before.

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