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Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern) epub ebook

by Anne McCaffrey

Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern) epub ebook

Author: Anne McCaffrey
Category: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey (September 10, 1997)
Pages: 303 pages
ISBN: 0345419367
ISBN13: 978-0345419361
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 104
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Volume I of The Dragonriders of Pern®. Once relieved of imminent danger, Pern settled into a more comfortable way of life. The descendants of heroes fell into disfavor, as the legends fell into disrepute.

Volume I of The Dragonriders of Pern®. Ballantine books, new york. Drummer, beat, and piper, blow, Harper, strike, and soldier, go. Free the flame and sear the grasses.

Dragonriders of Pern is a science fiction series written primarily by American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey, who initiated it in 1967. Beginning in 2003, her middle child Todd McCaffrey has written Pern novels, both solo and jointly with Anne. The series (as of July 2012) comprises 23 novels and several short stories. Most of the short fiction has been collected in two volumes or incorporated in one of the novels, so Dragonriders of Pern is sometimes identified with the 24 books.

Volume I of The Dragonriders of Pern®, the groundbreaking series by master storyteller Anne McCaffrey On a beautiful . view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook.

Volume I of The Dragonriders of Pern®, the groundbreaking series by master storyteller Anne McCaffrey On a beautiful world called Pern.

Dragonflight is the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. Dragonflight was first published by Ballantine Books in July 1968. McCaffrey was the first woman writer to win either award.

Dragonflight is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It is the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series. Dragonflight was first published by Ballantine Books in July 1968

Dragonflight is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It is a fix-up of novellas, including two which made McCaffrey the first woman writer to win a Hugo and Nebula Award.

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey was unfortunately plain unenjoyable. Dragonriders of Pern is inarguably entry level fantasy

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey was unfortunately plain unenjoyable. The setting is the least intriguing one I have been faced with in quite a long time. There was just nothing to pique my interest on the world of Pern. Dragonriders of Pern is inarguably entry level fantasy. That is never a bad thing in itself, and I am sure McCaffrey’s fans have reasons why they enjoy her books. I was surprised to find that the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series actually does have a good story, with interesting characters and an excellent invented world.

Counting Dragons by Macdragon for Kastaka. Fandoms: Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey. A closer look at the five eventful weeks Dragonflight covers in three pages. No Archive Warnings Apply.

Together, dragon and rider will fly, and Pern will be changed forever

Together, dragon and rider will fly, and Pern will be changed forever. DRAGONQUEST Since Lessa and Ramoth, her golden queen dragon, traveled into the past to bring forward a small army of dragons and riders to save their world from deadly alien spores, fear and desperation have spread across the land

April 2014 : USA MP3 CD.

The Dragonriders of Pern. Humans and their flying dragon companions live in fear of thread, a caustic, deadly material that falls sporadically from space. Product DescriptionFinally together in one volume, the first three books in the world’s most beloved science fiction series, THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, by Anne McCaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time: DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, THE WHITE DRAGON.

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. . . .From the Paperback edition.
Reviews (7)
santa
I wish that I could affix ratings to the story and it's rendition as an ebook independently. This novel is great. But don't read this version of it.

More than 40 years after its first publication, Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight clearly withstands the test of time. A vibrant and compellingly original vision of flaming dragons rising in the skies to combat an ancient foe that returns to menace their home.

Dragonflight has justly remained among the most cherished of SciFi & Fantasy classics because it deftly blends both genres, and because it introduced our world to McCaffrey's captivating world of Pern.

Unfortunately, this kindle edition makes that experience nearly unreadable. The text clearly wasn't given the most cursory review by a human editor prior to being released into the marketplace. Most notably, this text is rife with missing and incorrect punctuation. Without exaggeration, one has the feeling that on almost every virtual page, there are multiple sentences that run together because the necessary punctuation marks are missing.

Making matters worse, character names are at times misused. When characters have names which resemble each other, it's sometimes necessary to take care that they're not mixed up. On more than one occasion though, the reader encounters a name that's simply the result of poor OCR during the original digitization process. Names which are close-but-not-quite-right appear in scenes and are never heard from again.

The shoddy quality of this edition truly takes the reader out of the story, because you are forced to try and understand how the text was really meant to be.

If this were my first exposure to this novel, I would have had a difficult time understanding what was going on. I would likely have never continued reading the series.

I love my Kindle. I have read 100s of Kindle books on it, as well as on phones, tablets and computers. I've read Project Gutenberg works, PDFs and Amazon novels. I've used it for years and this is the first time I've felt compelled to say: don't read this story on your Kindle. It's not worth it.

Beranyle
I've loved Anne McCaffrey's books for about 30 years now. She writes very interesting, compelling characters. Some of the stories tell the same events from very different viewpoints, and that makes me say things like, "ah, so that's why that happened!" Dragonflight is the first novel in the Pern series. I echo the author's advice to read the books in the order in which they were written. That way, you'll understand the action more clearly. I didn't follow this advice originally, the reason is unimportant now, but I ended up reading books more than once to fill in blanks.

Ndlaitha
This book - no, this author - still holds a very special place in my heart. I've read this book countless times since I first discovered it at age 13, and I never get tired of it. I love how it reads like a medieval fantasy, yet is firmly built on a science fiction world. I adore Lessa and F'lar and the many other colorful characters that fill the pages. I admire how the author creates a setting that lives and breathes on the page: a world that countless other readers, like myself, yearn to live in. I often joke that I'd scrub toilets if it meant I could live on Pern. This book enflamed my love of reading, and this author sparked my desire to create a fictional world of my own.

I highly recommend for fantasy fans as a stepping stone into the science fiction universe, for girls who are looking for strong female leads and swoon-worthy romance, and for anyone who appreciates richly detailed and incredibly developed setting.

Miromice
Let me start by saying that this was the first Anne McCaffrey novel, and first Dragonriders of Pern novel, I've read in nearly 15 years. I read a few as a schoolchild and they had a notable impact on me, but I hadn't really touched them since. So, having found a new thirst for fantasy, I decided to revisit her series through the eyes of an adult and see if it held up.

1) General Impression:
- I finished this novel over the course of 4 weeks. Although that isn't quite accurate to how I actually read it. I began reading it in my surgery rotation of medical school and found time in my Family Medicine rotation to finish it. But it does speak to the primary reason why I rated it 4/5 and not 5/5. The beginning starts slow. Very slow. Anne's world is fascinating and incredibly well crafted but she does throw you in the thick of it and explains very little. I actually prefer that, but the dip was pretty powerful here and it made the slow start feel slower.
- The lack of plot and generic feel to both protagonists made the first half of the novel rather bland, but there is a huge shift once about 40% into the book when all the elements start to align and there is a course for the reader to see ahead.
- Once the elements of the plot settle in, this gives the characters (Lessa and F'lar) real room to breathe and develop. Book got infinitely better.
- By the end I was beyond hyped and thoroughly enjoyed the read. At about the 55% mark I couldn't put the book down.

2) Characters:
- Lessa - Female lead. Very reserved, independent, and dealing with a troubled past while being kept in the squallor of Ruatha, her home Hold. I can't really reveal much more for spoilers sake. As a character she starts off rather generic. She is your prototypical passionate, vengeful, clever female lead. However, when her place in the plot is revealed, she is really given room to show incredible character depth. In fact, I was impressed with Anne's ability to add great levels of nuance. Her romantic relationship, her personal growth, her understanding of her role, her wisdom in knowing when to be overbearing and when to let others lead. It all made for a very unique and memorable character.
- F'lar - Male lead. A born leader, big picture thinker, determined, and charismatic. His and Lessa's growth are very interwoven so it is difficult to truly analyze them separately, but he acted as a solid foundation for the story to move forward. His journey from mentor to partner is fascinating to watch and his obssessive drive to defend and lead his people made for a solid reason to root for him. It was relieving to see that his romantic relationship was only a facet of his character, one that very much took a backseat to his true motivation which was saving his people.

3) Plot - It takes a while to truly settle in, and even when it does there is a lack of urgency. The plot is essentially that the Red Star circling the planet will release Threads (deadly organisms that devour organic matter) upon Pern, which it hadn't done in 400 years. Only F'lar believes this to come true, everyone else is sceptic. When the events inevitably do come true it felt so sudden after what felt like a long, drawn out "doomsday clock" sort of vibe. It could have been smoother, but honestly, it was fine. There is a nice mystery element and plot twist that adds alot of fun.

4) Prose - Anne breaks a lot of rules and writes her world with that "old time" kind of feel, but it is strangely hypnotic and is actually a strong case to her successful series. She really knows how to make deep characters, her vocabulary and seamless transitions make for a steady read, and her clear depiction of perspective decreases confusion. However she does abuse certain adjectives. Be prepared to read "Sardonically" a million times.

5) World Building - Incredible. #1 reason I came back to this book. The planet and traditions of Pern honestly feel like another character in itself. Anne put serious work into her world, its history, its cultures, and its mechanisms. There were so many times where I just wanted her to keep describing elements of a new city as opposed to returning to the plot or the main characters.

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