The Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey

The Dragonriders of Pern

By Anne McCaffrey

  • Release Date: 1988-10-12
  • Genre: Adventure
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 389 Ratings)


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Together in one volume—the first three books in the world’s most beloved science-fiction series!


On a beautiful world called Pern, an ancient way of life is about to come under attack. Lessa is an outcast survivor—her parents murdered, her birthright stolen—a strong young woman who has never stopped dreaming of revenge. But when an ancient threat reemerges, Lessa will rise—upon the back of a great dragon with whom she shares a telepathic bond more intimate than any human connection. Together, dragon and rider will fly, and Pern will be changed forever.


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. But while the dragonriders struggle with threats both human and otherworldly, a young rider named F’nor and his brown dragon, Canth, hatch a bold plan to destroy the alien scourge at its source—the baleful Red Star that fills the heavens and promises doom to all. 


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 loyal—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 choice—one that will push their bond to the breaking point . . . and threaten the future of Pern itself.


  • Loved it then, will love it now

    By ChrisArm66
    I read the paperbacks of these three books back in the 1980s (I know, dating myself), and I’m glad they’re not only available here but at such a reasonable price. I really love this series, it’s a sci-fi/fantasy classic. The mix of science and legend work so well; the way Ms McCaffrey writes is simply amazing. You enter an entirely new world, yet it’ll seem strangely familiar. These books won’t disappoint!
  • Amazing!

    By ER8Ix
    When l got this l looked and if you buy the books separately it costs 4.98 more than this. Also the books are really good. Top edition only thing wrong is my phone is old. Love getting the sample l read it like five times before l got this
  • Excellent Fantasy Trilogy

    By Dwardeng
    It's very hard to stop reading this volume of three fantastic works. Great for adults as well as children.
  • This is the one u must have

    By mackandjeff
    My1st books of Anne's, read with a dictionary! I picked it up in my childs room when she was 11. It took me forever ( talk about increasing your vocabulary while having fun),and opened up fantasy for me as not just silly stuff. It was a challenge. Just re read the entire series in order....sans dictionary and had to laugh. They are addicting. This trilogy was the very best she had and she built on that in ways I don't think have been copied. Dragons in movies have me thinking about impressing in a blink of an eye before I realize I'm doing it, to this day, The rest of the books are fascinating to read and to connect the dots, read in order works best. I imagine the story boards and cross reference system she must have had for this, in my mind. Wow, What a writer. I will definitely keep for my grand children with a dictionary close by for visits! There is just nothing like this 1st book to stir my own imagination ... And smile, .... that this one book of 3 amazing novels can still do that to me.
  • iBook version of dragon riders of pern

    By melissa white
    Love the books but disappointed in the editing. In the first book dragon flight I talks about lytol's dragon and that it was a green and a HIM but in white dragon it talks about Lytol's brown Larth.
  • The dragonriders of pern

    By Joreader
    I have nothing but praise for this story but as I read this ebook the misspellings and use of wrong words is becoming very irritating . I haven't had a book with this many in all I have purchased.
  • The White Dragon

    By Come on in ...
    This is book three in one section of the vast array of books about the "Dragon-riders of Pern!" I started with Dragon Song, and Dragon Singer, which came out in the 1970's. Then came this book, although this one is a collection also. I read them as they were written, one after the other, getting them from my local library. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone interested in fantasy, Science Fiction, and just plain wonderfully drawn people and plots..a world of them. I have read the whole series, and now, 35 years later, have reread these three books again. I love them. And, these are just the beginning. There is so much more to read in this series! I myself, will have to look for the one I am wanting, that is after This one...The White Dragon! A definite good read! Enjoy!
  • The Dragon Riders of Pern

    By Daisy Luvr
    A friend turned me on to these books years ago and I in turn gave them to my son. We both loved them and every new book was devoured as soon as it was released. We loved them then and now. I am glad that they have been released for another generation to enjoy. I keep hoping someone will make them into movies so we could watch good dragons fly. Read them and you will be hooked too!!
  • Wonderful!

    By Feenannee
    Of all the worlds of authors' imagination, Pern holds a special magic. I've re-read this book time and time again, enjoying every scene as the characters come to life in my mind's eye. Thank you, Anne for this wonderful gift!
  • Great story!

    By Torrack1714
    A real page turner, I couldn't put it down! Looking forward to reading the next in the series. Only complaint: a few grammatical and spelling errors which I suspect are due more to iTunes than to the author.