Dragonflight

Dragonflight

(Dragonriders of Pern: 1): an awe-inspiring epic fantasy from one of the most influential fantasy and SF novelists of her generation

Summary

Let Anne McCaffrey, storyteller extraordinare and New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author, introduce you to a whole new world: Pern. A world of dragons and other worldly forces; a world of mighty power and ominous threat. If you like David Eddings, David Gemmell and Douglas Adams, you will love this.

"Anne McCaffrey, one of the queens of science fiction, knows exactly how to give her public what it wants" - THE TIMES

"Read Dragonflight and you're confronted with McCaffrey the storyteller in her prime..." - SFX
"Wonderful descriptive writing, the dragons are totally believable and their riders are very human." -- ***** Reader review
"Pure genius." -- ***** Reader review
"One of the all time classics of science fiction." -- ***** Reader review
"Well written, extraordinary world building whose influence can be seen even today." ***** Reader review

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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 and the blood-red star, but there are very few of them left these days. Only the gigantic, golden Queen can breed new dragons. And the Queen is fading . . . dying . . .

Now brave Lessa must risk her life, and the life of her beloved dragon, to save her beautiful world. . . .

The Dragonriders of Pern series continues in Dragonquest.

Reviews

  • Read Dragonflight and you're confronted with McCaffrey the storyteller in her prime, staking a claim for being one of the influential fantasy and SF novelists of her generation - and doing it, remarkably, in the same novel
    SFX

About the author

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Literary Achievement Award. She was deeply honoured to have been made a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 2005, and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2006. Born and raised in the US and of Irish extraction, she moved to Ireland in 1970 where she lived in the ‘Garden of Ireland’, County Wicklow, until her death in 2011 at the age of eighty-five. She is the creator of the Dragonriders of Pern® series. Her website is www.pernhome.com.
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