Dragonflight

(Dragonriders of Pern (1))

Mass Market Paperback

English language

Published July 12, 1973 by Ballantine Books.

ISBN:
9780345234438

View on OpenLibrary

4 stars (19 reviews)

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 …

58 editions

Review of 'Dragonflight (Bookcassette(r) Edition)' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This is the first novel in a classic series, and various books in the series have own a bucketful of awards. This novel reads like a fantasy, and you think that is what it all is about until later in the series when it becomes a science fiction theme. Dragons in this case are winged beasts who can breathe fire and burn the "thread", a deadly enemy that periodically falls from the sky. Lessa, a young lady, has certain mental powers that she puts to work getting revenge on the people who invaded her family's domain, and tries to use those powers on the Dragonriders when they come around. This brings her to their attention, and she become a Dragonrider herself. While I like it a lot (and so do many others when you look at the awards McCaffrey earned), I would not recommend it to someone who does not …

avatar for aandnota

rated it

5 stars
avatar for Tak@reading.taks.garden

rated it

4 stars
avatar for quirk

rated it

5 stars
avatar for inga-lovinde

rated it

1 star
avatar for Jezynka

rated it

5 stars
avatar for nonskanse
Vee

rated it

3 stars
avatar for vhyka

rated it

3 stars
avatar for spideyj

rated it

4 stars
avatar for wetdryvac

rated it

2 stars
avatar for localstatic

rated it

5 stars
avatar for GucciGarbage

rated it

4 stars
avatar for Yogthos

rated it

4 stars
avatar for evermorian

rated it

4 stars
avatar for stadjodes

rated it

5 stars
avatar for evenstar
Rin

rated it

3 stars
avatar for CaptainCassidy

rated it

3 stars
avatar for windchime

rated it

4 stars

Subjects

  • Non-Classifiable
  • Nonfiction - General