Synopses & Reviews
Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth was a dragon of many talents, though almost everyone on Pern thought he was a runt that would never amount to anything.
But Jaxom knew better, knew he could teach his dragon to fly and to destroy the deadly silver Threads that fell from the sky. Disobeying all rules, Jaxom and Ruth trained in secret. Their illicit flights seemed but a minor disobedience - until they found themselves in the path of danger and in a position to prevent the biggest disaster of all.
Never has there been as close a bond as the one that exists between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his white dragon, Ruth, as in this tale from the queen of fantasy.
There had never been a bonding as close as that between the young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary pure white and incredibly agile dragon, Ruth. Too young to be allowed to help fight the dreaded Thread, the Weyrmates trained themselves in secret. Disobeying all rules, Jaxon taught Ruth to fly back in time - as well as between - to escape detection. Their illicit flight seemed but a minor disobedience, until unexpected events put them in the path of danger and in a position to prevent what could be the biggest disaster of all: a battle that set dragonrider against dragonrider!
The third book in the Dragonriders of Pern Trilogy, The White Dragon was the first science fiction book ever to make the New York Times bestseller list.