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Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
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    His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik (Rozax)
    Rozax: Both Novik and McCaffrey take great care in developing the worlds for their respective series. If you like one, you may very well like the other.
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    Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen (sandstone78)
    sandstone78: Bonds with dragons in science-fictional societies- I read these two series in my early teen years and they are inextricably intertwined in my memory.
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    Forty Thousand in Gehenna (Alliance-Union Universe) by C. J. Cherryh (Aquila)
    Aquila: Another excellent book about an abandoned colony forming symbiotic relationships with alien dragons ;-)
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    Joust by Mercedes Lackey (geophile)
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    Archangel (Samaria, Book 1) by Sharon Shinn (allisongryski)
    allisongryski: They both have a fascinating fantasy world setting with some parallels (weyrs/dragons vs aeries/angels) and important traditions that have been forgotten and must be renewed. They also both have a duty-driven hero, a strong, resourceful heroine who begins the story as a servant but was not born to that life. Even the nature of the romance, which is something like "arranged" is similar between the stories.… (more)
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    Damia by Anne McCaffrey (raq929)
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    Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey (amanda4242, ktoonen)
    ktoonen: Magical creatures paired telepathically with human youths (dragons versus horses/Companions), with similar feminist tones.
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    The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card (gtfernandezm)
    gtfernandezm: Lost World setting in which simplicity has been used to avoid the past failings of humanity. Similar use of sci-fi tools, similar characterization, straightforward yet not overly simple.
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    Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn (TheBooknerd)
    TheBooknerd: Both epic series feature a young but clever leader, his intrepid female "partner in crime", great world-building, and -- oh yeah! Dragons!

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The first of the Dragronrider Series, this title introduces us to the planet of Pern, where humans live under the threat of Thread, a deadly spore that falls from the sky. The only protection they have are the dragons and their brave riders.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Sep 27, 2017 |
First reread of a Pern book after I first discovered them in the 1980s because I inherited a whole bunch of them from a friend. Back then, I was overwhelmed. Now, I can't find much good to say, at least about this volume. Especially Lessa is a spoiled brat, and that she jumps as soon as F'lar asks her to only makes it worse. Not much development, neither in them as characters nor in their relationship. ( )
1 vote DeusXMachina | Aug 12, 2017 |
As always, this was a fun and interesting reread. It toes the line between Scifi and Fantasy quite well (despite the author declaring she was writing pure Scifi). Overall a great start to a great series. ( )
  Serenova_Phoenix | Jun 26, 2017 |
I suppose I enjoyed this more than I should have. Probably because it allowed escapism from work related thoughts. Sometimes you just want the simple things. As with all things YMMV.

Source: Bought off Better World Books
First Finished: 15feb2017 ( )
  kephradyx | Jun 20, 2017 |
A re-read of an old favorite. ( )
  theexiledlibrarian | Jan 31, 2017 |
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A story in which

a brave girl and her dragon

save their world from Thread.


Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345335465, Mass Market Paperback)


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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One of the author's early Dragonrider adventures, set on the planet Pern, where deadly "thread" falls from the sky and puts all living creatures at risk. The symbiotic relationship of dragon and rider is the planet's only hope for survival. Dragonflight is the story of Lessa, the last of the noble bloodline of Ruatha Hold. The dragonriders rescue her from servitude while searching for likely candidates to impress the new dragon queen. Lessa is successful at imprinting Ramoth, the new queen, which makes her the leader of the Weyr and the mate of F'lar. As rider of the bronze dragon Mnementh, he is most suitable to lead the on-going struggle against the dreaded thread.… (more)

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