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The White Dragon (1971)

by Anne McCaffrey

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Series: Pern: Dragonriders of Pern: original trilogy (3), Dragonriders of Pern: Publication Order (5), Dragonriders of Pern: Chronological Order ((Dragonriders; original trilogy 3) 21)

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Fantasy. Fiction. Science Fiction. HTML:Volume III of The Dragonriders of Pern®, the influential series by sci-fi/fantasy titan Anne McCaffrey
Never in the history of Pern has there been a dragon like Ruth. Mocked by other dragons for his small size and pure white color, Ruth is smart, brave, and loyalÔ??qualities that he shares with his rider, the young Lord Jaxom. Unfortunately, Jaxom is also looked down upon by his fellow lords, and by other riders as well. His dreams of joining the dragonriders in defending Pern are dismissed. What else can Jaxom and Ruth do but strike out on their own, pursuing in secret all they are denied? But in doing so, the two friends will find themselves facing a desperate choiceÔ??one that will push their bond to the breaking point . . . and threaten the future of Pern… (more)
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Lots of fun, haven't read a Pern book in ages. It's fantasy, once you skip the premise, but it's light fun fantasy. ( )
  furicle | Aug 5, 2023 |
Jaxom was kind of obnoxious. ( )
  bjsikes | Jan 30, 2023 |
By far my favorite of the Pern series, though I haven't read nearly all of them... ( )
  Serenity17 | Nov 5, 2022 |
My favorite of all the Dragonriders books. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
This was one of my favorite Pern stories. ( )
  Windyone1 | May 10, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
McCaffrey, Anneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alk─▒m, Bar─▒┼č EmreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edwards, LesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fairbrother-Roe, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gábor, EmmaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hill, DickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hilling, SimoneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langeveld, KarinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Re├č-Bohusch, BirgitTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whelan, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book is irreverently dedicated
to my brothers
Hugh and Kevin
for sibling rivalries, and
the mature affections and loyalties that
develop from early brawling!
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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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Fantasy. Fiction. Science Fiction. HTML:Volume III of The Dragonriders of Pern®, the influential series by sci-fi/fantasy titan Anne McCaffrey
Never in the history of Pern has there been a dragon like Ruth. Mocked by other dragons for his small size and pure white color, Ruth is smart, brave, and loyalÔ??qualities that he shares with his rider, the young Lord Jaxom. Unfortunately, Jaxom is also looked down upon by his fellow lords, and by other riders as well. His dreams of joining the dragonriders in defending Pern are dismissed. What else can Jaxom and Ruth do but strike out on their own, pursuing in secret all they are denied? But in doing so, the two friends will find themselves facing a desperate choiceÔ??one that will push their bond to the breaking point . . . and threaten the future of Pern

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Third book in series

where a boy and his dragon

find their place in life.

(Rozax)

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