Travel back to the earliest days of Pernese history in this first-ever Dragonriders of Pern short-story collection!
Join the original survey team as they explore Pern and decide to recommend it for colonization.
Share the terror of the evacuation from the Southern Continent as a flotilla of ships, aided by intelligent, talking dolphins, braves the dreadful currents of the Pernese ocean.
Learn how the famous Ruatha Hold was founded, and thrill with the dragonriders as they expand into a second, then a third Weyr.
And discover a secret lost in time: the rescue of some of the original colonists before the planet was cut off forever!
The Survey: P.E.R.N.
The Dolphin's Bell
The Ford of Red Hanrahan
The Second Weyr