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The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey
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a young holder lord impresses a runt dragon. The southern continent is shown to be HUGE and the northerners want it opened up for their landless children. F'lar wants the best of the continent for dragonmen so they won't be beholden to the holds once threadfall passes. Everything works out and it is discovered that man is not indigenous to Pern.

This was a good wrap up to the original trilogy, BUT, McCaffrey rushes forward so quickly that you can see the world going from Dragons and Fantasy to Science Fiction. and I think that is why her later books are weaker. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
A runt should never be underestimated. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
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  BethanyMoore | May 13, 2016 |
That's enough dragonriders. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
The White Dragon follows the Coming of age story of Jaxom, the young Lord of Ruatha Hold, who had accidentally impressed the unusual white dragon Ruth in Dragonquest and Dragonsong. As Jaxom grows up, he has to deal with the difficulty of being both a Lord Holder and a dragonrider, the maturity of Ruth (who besides being white is a runt), his own teenage angst and desire to fight Thread on his own, and the rebellious Oldtimers, who attempt to steal a golden egg from Benden Weyr. Fortunately, Ruth always knows when he is and can travel through time to avert the growing political crisis. But while fighting Thread, Jaxom falls ill to a deadly sickness, Fire-Head. This leads him to recuperate in Cove Hold, and while there helps him discover the mysteries the ancients, ancestors of the Pernese, left behind and help make more sense of the past.

  bostonwendym | Mar 3, 2016 |
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to my brothers
Hugh and Kevin
for sibling rivalries, and
the mature affections and loyalties that
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"If he isn't clean enough now," Jaxom told N'ton as he gave Ruth's neck ridge a final swipe with the oiled cloth, "I don't know what clean is!"
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Third book in series

where a boy and his dragon

find their place in life.


Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345341678, Mass Market Paperback)

The third volume in a series of adventures in the land of Pern.

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Tired of his boring life, Lord Jaxom decides to secretly train his extraordinary dragon to take part in the desperate battles of dragons and their riders against the Threadfall that periodically threatens their planet.

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