(Dragonriders of Pern: 2): a captivating and breathtaking epic fantasy from one of the most influential fantasy and SF novelists of her generation


Let Anne McCaffrey, storyteller extraordinare and New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author, take you on a journey to a whole new world: Pern and discover not only its flora, fauna, population and cultural hierarchy, but the history of an entire civilization. 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

"I have never read better" -- ***** Reader review
"Best book I've read in a long time." -- ***** Reader review
"Pern - what a magical place. The author brings not only the characters but the whole world to life. Wonderful. Love it." -- ***** Reader review
"Compulsive reading" -- ***** Reader review



Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads begins falling again. So the bold dragonriders take to the skies and their magnificent dragons swirl and swoop in space, belching flames that destroy the shimmering strands before they reached the ground.

But F'lar knows he has to find a better way to protect the peoples and lands of Pern, and he has to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers can breed any more dissent...before his brother F'nor will be foolhardy enough to launch another suicide mission...and before the mercurial fire lizards can cause even more trouble...

The Dragonriders of Pern series continues in Dragonsong.


  • Anne McCaffrey, one of the queens of science fiction, knows exactly how to give her public what it wants
    The Times

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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