Dragonflight (Pern: Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE AN ENTIRE WORLD?To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise—and take back her... show more
HOW CAN ONE GIRL SAVE AN ENTIRE WORLD?To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise—and take back her stolen birthright. But everything changes when she meets a queen dragon. The bond they share will be deep and last forever. It will protect them when, for the first time in centuries, Lessa’s world is threatened by Thread, an evil substance that falls like rain and destroys everything it touches. Dragons and their Riders once protected the planet from Thread, but there are very few of them left these days. Now brave Lessa must risk her life, and the life of her beloved dragon, to save her beautiful world. . . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 12th 1986
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
Series: Dragonriders of Pern (#1)
I initially got this book to participate in The Dead Writers Society genre challenge for July. I unfortunately got a PDF version of this book through my library (did not realize it until it came out of hold for me) and then just bought it. Unfortunately, that all happened after the month passed for ...
This was a re-read from my early Fantasy reading days, but it was almost new to me after so many years. Anne McCaffery is one of the great Fantasy writers of all time and this was the first book of her Pern series, her best work. I can safely say that it stands the test of time. To quote the ope...
This is a review of the error-ridden digital epub format and a caution to think twice before you buy it. (The book is rated 3 stars as the book.)I'm reading this as a digital edition checked out through Overdrive from my public library. (The cover on Overdrive matches the August 2002 DelRay edition....
I finished this a few days ago and forgot to mark it. I'm not going to say too much, but I will say this: Though I had quite a few mixed feelings while reading it, for the most part, I enjoyed the heck out of it. There's something compelling that makes reading it entertaining as hell. It's not ...
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