Dragonflight - The Dragon Books (Paperback)Anne McCaffrey (author)
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The two novellas collected together in Dragonflight, the opening book in the hugely influential Dragonriders of Pern series, made Anne McCaffrey the first female winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, becoming touchstone fantasy texts in the process. Magical yet still profoundly human, they pioneered a new way of looking at the relationship between humanity and dragon that endures to this day.
The men who rode the dragons were a breed apart. Chosen when the dragons were first hatched, they became soulmates for life with the huge, magnificent beasts they controlled - the green, blue, brown and bronzes - beautiful - terrible - the only creatures who could defend the planet Pern from the blood-red star.
But without the Queen, the dragons would become extinct. Only the gigantic, golden Queen could breed the new flights. And the Queen was fading, dying, leaving behind one last, huge, golden egg.
Dragonflight is the first book in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern and has been in print since its first publication in hardcover 30 years ago.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 178 x 106 x 22 mm
'Read Dragonflight and you're confronted with McCaffrey the storyteller in her prime, staking a claim for being one of the influential fantasy and SF novelists of her generation - and doing it, remarkably, in the same novel' - SFX
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