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Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern)

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ISBN13: 9780345484260
ISBN10: 0345484266
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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, 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. . . .

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Anne McCaffrey received the 1999 Margaret A. Edwards Award, given by the American Library Association to honor authors for their lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

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nrlymrtl, January 29, 2013 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
I loved this book as a kid and I love it again as an adult. If you read only the the first few chapters of this book, you might think that Anne McCaffrey was a sexist, having bought into the myth that men are greater than women, etc. But she is a clever writer and merely sets you up to show how our Heroine Lessa will change that paradigm over a few short years by her bravery, her wit, her strong personality, and her lack of impulse control. Indeed, our Lessa is flawed, deeply flawed at the beginning as she is a somewhat selfish individual bent on revenge. However, McCaffrey pairs her wits with F’Lar’s steady hand. He has his issues too, having waited too long to set a definitive course for his people, and then once doing so playing his cards too close to his chest in a show of control freakishness. And I love these characters for their flaws, as it reflects the true human spirit.

The second half of the book truly shines with more explanation of the dragon’s abilities, the pseudo-science behind their fire breathing abilities, and info on the Threads which travel the void of space when the Red Rogue wanders close to Pern, mindlessly landing on any organic matter and attempting to devour it. In addition to the science, we have a time travel element (and I won’t say much because I don’t want to spoil it), and we have telepathic ability to chat with the dragons who are at least as cognizant as their human counterparts. Indeed, this book has a lot going for it and I look forward to reacquainting myself with the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345484260
Author:
Mccaffrey, Anne
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
McCaffrey, Anne
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x .68 in .5625 lb

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