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Fiona is sent to relieve the distressed weyrfolk of the now-dragonless Weyr. Plot Summary Spoiler Warning: Next is the text detailing the details of the plot. If you are sure you want to read this, click the button. Continuing on from Dragonheart , the story begins with Fiona and the others who stayed back in time at Igen Weyr for three Turns returning to Fort Weyr , where Fiona apologises to those who thought that they had been lost between. In the night, Fiona makes amends with Xhinna , who she realises is in love with her.
Later, Fiona aids Tintoval in checking in on the injured, and later talk with Terin about the possibility of getting some children to help them with their work, and then get them to train the others.
Fiona is forced to take a reluctant Talenth to the abandoned Igen Weyr, where she goes over mating flight Records until they are able to return to help the others. That evening, during a discussion about recent Falls, it is revealed that Benden Weyr has sent weyrlings back in time to Igen Weyr, and also claims to have ten dragons who have recovered from the Dragon Plague.
Unexpectedly, Fiona feels the force of all the dragons grow within her, only for it to move to Cisca and then to someone at Benden Weyr, where it recovers a single dragon from between. Fiona requests Terin and Xhinna accompany her, and Seban and Bekka ask to join her when she leaves. Later, a ceremony is conducted for the lost riders of Telgar Weyr, where the riders from Fort Weyr pledge to take up their mantle, thus becoming Telgar Weyr. The next day, Fiona discovers to her horror that Talenth has the Dragon Plague.
Lorana is taken to rest, and Kindan explains how they discovered the cure, and reveals that Tullea had taken Minith back in time to High Reaches Weyr to clutch a new generation of dragons who would be immune to the Dragon Plague. They discuss this, and Lorana requests they keep it a secret from Kindan; Fiona helps by swapping their brooches.
The next day, Norik reveals his intention to trade his position as Weyr Harper with Kindan, as Telgar Weyr now holds too many sad memories for him. In addition to this, Sonia , Weyrwoman of High Reaches Weyr arranges to meet with the others, and Fiona takes her to meet with Mekiar and learn pottery when she arrives.
The next day, Talenth rises to mate, and is caught by Zirenth. Before Fiona can ask them about her strange link with Lorana, Tolarth rises to mate, and Fiona ends up going with Mekiar to distract her mind by working with clay; lest she get drawn into the flight and arouse Talenth again, causing a fight between her and Tolarth. Tintoval then asks Fiona to take her to the Healer Hall , so they can get others who can treat him to get a taste of Weyr life. Despite her initial anger at his supposed abandoning of Salina , Fiona soon recognises the similarity to her own situation.
On another day, Telgar Weyr prepares for the arrival of a large number of dragonriders, crafters and holders for a meeting in the Council Room.
Fiona talks with Lorana about their relationship, Lorana telling her she will be glad to know that Fiona could be a surrogate mother to her child if anything happened to her. While there, Zenor and Fiona suggest that Nuella ride on Zirenth with Lorana and Kindan, so that Lorana can talk to her, and Kindan protect them both from getting hurt. Kindan makes up with Fiona while they test this, and after seeing their incredible exhaustion afterwards, she states they should only attempt it as a last resort.
At Telgar Weyr, Bekka and Seban return as healer apprentices. Despite this, she wakes in the night, certain that something horrible will happen, and this stays with her. Noting that Talenth was ill shortly before clutching, Fiona suggests they wait and see how the other clutches turn out.
After this, Fiona tells the others she plans to have the youngsters sleep in the Hatching Grounds with the eggs, and that she plans to have Xhinna attend as a Candidate, but not necessarily for the queen egg. Fiona finds Shaneese has already prepared firestone, claiming to have been told to do so by Fiona herself an hour earlier, so Fiona gets Talenth to take her back in time so she can give those instructions to Shaneese.
Talenth becomes alarmed when seeing one egg failing to hatch, and breaks the shell with her fangs, before Fiona takes over. Fiona eventually tires of the work and discards her jacket, but forgets to put it on again when returning to Telgar Weyr; and she contracts a fever. During her illness, Fiona has a nightmare where she fears losing a baby.
Fiona recovers after four days, and is pleased when she returns to the Dining Cavern and finds that the Telgar Weyrfolk were concerned for her; they have accepted her as their Weyrwoman. Later, Lorana falls into a motherly mood, and Kindan and Fiona end up sharing her bed, allowing them to comfort her when she relives in a nightmare her waking alongside her family, dead of the Plague.
After Fiona leaves, Lorana approaches the drunken Ketan again, and reminds him of the last thing Drith said to him; he had to go while he still could, and tells Ketan that he could be with Drith again, and could save three lives. Lorana at last understands what she must do, and goes between on Minith.
Fiona finally states that they will be here with love for her when she returns.
Fiona is sent to relieve the distressed weyrfolk of the now-dragonless Weyr. Plot Summary Spoiler Warning: Next is the text detailing the details of the plot. If you are sure you want to read this, click the button. Continuing on from Dragonheart , the story begins with Fiona and the others who stayed back in time at Igen Weyr for three Turns returning to Fort Weyr , where Fiona apologises to those who thought that they had been lost between. In the night, Fiona makes amends with Xhinna , who she realises is in love with her. Later, Fiona aids Tintoval in checking in on the injured, and later talk with Terin about the possibility of getting some children to help them with their work, and then get them to train the others. Fiona is forced to take a reluctant Talenth to the abandoned Igen Weyr, where she goes over mating flight Records until they are able to return to help the others.
Plot overview[ edit ] Dragongirl is set primarily during a few months of year AL After Landing on Pern , beginning weeks after the start of the "Third Pass" of the Red Star and its attendant Threadfall. Primarily it continues the story of gold dragonrider Fiona of Fort and the people she leads. In broad terms, it continues the history of the crisis that the start of every Pass brings to Pern, the third such crisis. Plot summary[ edit ] Until nearly the end of Dragonheart, Fiona had been a very young Weyrwoman in the past, during a long episode of time travel. Essentially, she had led a large group of young dragons and young dragonriders with the primary purpose simply to survive and to mature in the relative safety of the past. That worked, and so they gained time, or adult man- and dragonpower, for the Pernese to handle the current crisis.
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