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Dragon's Kin

(2003)
(A book in the New Adventures of Pern series)
A novel by

 
 
Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining settlement struggling to turn a profit far from the great Holds where the presence of dragons and their riders means safety and civilization. Mining is fraught with danger. Fortunately, the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts. Kindan's father is the watch-wher's handler, and his son sometimes helps him out. But even that important job promises no opportunity outside the mine.

Then disaster strikes. In one terrible instant, Kindan loses his family and the camp loses its watch-wher. Fathers are replaced by sons in the mine-except for Kindan, who is taken in by the camp's new Harper. Grieving, Kindan finds a measure of solace in a burgeoning musical talent . . . and in a new friendship with Nuella, a mysterious girl no one seems to know exists. 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, sparked by the tragedy, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp. Far below the surface, a group of resentful miners hides a deadly secret. As warring factions threaten to explode, Nuella and Kindan begin to discover unknown talents in the misunderstood watch-wher-talents that could very well save an entire Hold. During their time teaching the watch-wher, the two learn some things themselves: that even a seemingly impossible dream is never completely out of reach . . . and that light can be found even in darkness.

Genre: Fantasy
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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (The Dragonriders of Pern)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-4177-3768-9 / 978-1-4177-3768-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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December 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Dragonriders of Pern (Pb))
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd J McCaffrey
ISBN: 0-7569-5758-3 / 978-0-7569-5758-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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October 2004 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Dragon's Kin
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd J McCaffrey
ISBN: 0-606-32550-6 / 978-0-606-32550-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dragon's Kin
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey
ISBN: 0-593-05287-0 / 978-0-593-05287-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dragon's Kin
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 0-345-46198-3 / 978-0-345-46198-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

December 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dragon's Kin (The Dragonriders of Pern)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd J McCaffrey
ISBN: 0-345-46200-9 / 978-0-345-46200-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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November 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dragon's Kin: Fantasy (The Dragon Books)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 0-552-15150-5 / 978-0-552-15150-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-4915-4340-X / 978-1-4915-4340-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-4692-9400-1 / 978-1-4692-9400-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-4692-9401-X / 978-1-4692-9401-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-59335-640-4 / 978-1-59335-640-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-59335-255-7 / 978-1-59335-255-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dragon's Kin: Dragonriders of Pern, Book 18
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dragon's Kin: Dragonriders of Pern, Book 18
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-59355-183-5 / 978-1-59355-183-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Dragon's Kin
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 0-7531-2083-6 / 978-0-7531-2083-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio Books
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November 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Dragon's Kin: A New Novel of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd J McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-59355-180-0 / 978-1-59355-180-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Dragon's Kin: A New Novel of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd J McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-59355-181-9 / 978-1-59355-181-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Dragon's Kin: A New Novel of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd J McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-59355-182-7 / 978-1-59355-182-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Brilliance Audio on Compact Disc)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-59355-481-8 / 978-1-59355-481-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Dragonriders of Pern Series)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
ISBN: 1-59355-480-X / 978-1-59355-480-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dragon's Kin: Fantasy (The Dragon Books Book 17)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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November 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dragon's Kin (Pern)
Author(s): Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
Publisher: Del Rey
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