Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern Series #2)

Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern Series #2)

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by Anne McCaffrey
     
 

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On Pern, men breed and train great fire-breathing dragons to help them fight the deadly silver Threads that fall from the sky, destroying all life-forms, whenever the Red Star passes near.

Overview

On Pern, men breed and train great fire-breathing dragons to help them fight the deadly silver Threads that fall from the sky, destroying all life-forms, whenever the Red Star passes near.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345335081
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Series:
Dragonriders of Pern Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
169,469
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 4.14(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern® novels, is one of science fiction’s most popular authors. With Elizabeth Ann Scarborough she co-authored Changelings and Maelstrom, Books One and Two of The Twins of Petaybee. McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.

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Dragonquest 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
grizz1968- More than 1 year ago
If a book is offered in nook then the whole series should be offered.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
What I love most about McCaffrey is that she is definitely one of a kind. She has such origional ideas that I become completely captivated by her world. Her books are a must read for any science-fiction/fantasy lover. Dragonquest is no exception! I especially liked the characters she chose to develop, I daresay even more than the ones in Dragonflight.

If you enjoyed McCaffrey, you might consider Lackey's "Joust" and Knight's "Dragon Champion" as they are also phenomenal dragon reads!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After finishing Dragonflight, I was so impressed that I immediately brought Dragonquest. I think that it is a very good book, and just as exciting, but what disappointed me was that my favorite characters from Dragonflight, Lessa and F'lar, somewhat faded in importance. This story revolves more around F'nor, Brekke (junior Weyrwoman to Kylara in the Southern Weyr) and Kylara. It is a book worth reading if you are a fan of Anne McCaffrey, but I think that the interval of seven years between -Flight and -Quest somewhat jumps over the character development of the original characters. Also, Dragonquest has a broadened focus - it includes a lot more political games than Dragonflight. Over all, this is a book worth reading, but if you tend to grow attached to characters, be prepared.
Dragons01 More than 1 year ago
I had read for years. I grew up reading. This book though is the one that captured me and my love of reading exploded. It is not 'great literature' like Twain by any means, but it is great for escaping on an afternoon to the world of Pern. My fascination with Dragons began with this series. The human characters are just as well developed and rounded as the dragons. The dragons act as the conscious at times to their partners, sometimes reminding them that they may be chosen but they have a responsibility to the people and the planet on which they live. I almost wish at times there was such a connection between animals of earth and man. I read this series almost every year and learn something new with each reading.
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
The Pern books are technically science fiction, set on a lost colony of Earth, but its often found on fantasy lists, for here be dragons. Although I lost interest in the series with its later books the original trilogy and the Harper Hall trilogy set in the same universe remain favorites I've reread more than once. (If you haven't already, you should read the first book, Dragonflight, before reading Dragonquest) Part of the reason I love them is that McCaffrey sets up an intriguing world with it's fighting dragons bonded to their riders. Part of it is that McCaffrey makes you care about the characters: Lessa, F'Nor, F'Lar, Brekke (one of the more moving episodes concerns her). This isn't the kind of book that leaves an impression because of style or because it's thought-provoking--but because its a wonderful escapist read with characters you love spending time with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awsome book. not really heavy reading but still keeps you captivated all the way through. it is perfect for when you dont want really heavy reading. Neil Gaiman, Anne Bishop, Jacqueline Carey, N.K. Jemisin (first series) are also excellent authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has less adult content than the first book but still not okay for young kids
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I love this second book just as much as the first. I am so glad I discovered this series. An enjoyable read.
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I liked the part where Robinton was trying to get his apprentices ready for the party.
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