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Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern Series #2)

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Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground.

But F'lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed anymore dissent... before his brother F'nor would be foolhardy enough to launch another...

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Overview

Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground.

But F'lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed anymore dissent... before his brother F'nor would be foolhardy enough to launch another suicide mission... and before those dratted fire-lizards could stir up any more trouble!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345335081
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Series: Dragonriders of Pern Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 176,617
  • Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 4.14 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    enjoyable

    If a book is offered in nook then the whole series should be offered.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2001

    Worth reading, but a little different . . .

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2010

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    This is what started it all!!!!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2008

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    A Good Continuation!

    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. <BR/><BR/>If you enjoyed McCaffrey, you might consider Lackey's "Joust" and Knight's "Dragon Champion" as they are also phenomenal dragon reads!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

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    One of My Favorite Works of Science Fiction (or Fantasy)

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Love it

    Love these books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Fantastic Fantasy

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Not for kids

    This book has less adult content than the first book but still not okay for young kids

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    I LIKE THE SERIES?

    Good book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Amazing Book

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Very good.

    I liked the part where Robinton was trying to get his apprentices ready for the party.

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

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    A great classic of fantasy literature

    Almost everyone knows about Pern, even those who aren't generally interested in fantasy or science fiction novels. I'm surprised that no one has tried to take this series and make it into a movie. At the very least, a Sci-Fi channel original series or an anime treatment of it is due. I've included this as part of the classics because I believe that McCaffrey's ability to create a world and tell a story with lots of layers of conflict is far above and beyond that of most fantasy and science fiction writers. She doesn't just rely on the fantasy and tension of the storyline as a crutch, but creates realistic characters who are fighting real battles, whether that be against the threads, other people, or even time itself. She's also so intricately created the politics of Pern that it seems like a real place. A quick warning, though, there are elements of sexuality and murder throughout the text, so it may skew a little higher in age. I recommend this book to readers 14+. -Lindsey Miller, lindseyslibrary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2006

    THE BEST BOOK IN THE SERIES

    After reading this book, I recommended this book to everyone I knew. I think it is the best book in the series. After Lessa becomes Weyrwoman of Benden weyr, F'lar notices a weird pattern change in the falling of Thread. F'nor is a character that is way more focused on than in the book before this, Dragonflight. This book is my favorite, and I was hooked onto it from the first page!!!!Please, I recommend this to ANYONE who is a fan of Anne McCaffrey's books, or who likes fantasy in general. I have read a lot of Anne McCaffrey's books but none of them is as good as this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    Awesome

    I thought the book was awesome. I think that it is an interesting read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2003

    The review of the best book ever-Dragonquest!

    Dragonquest is a great book about a group of dragonriders that are trying to get rid of their worst enemy-thread. They plan to go to the Red Star, which is the source of the thread. Later, they find out how to tame fire lizards which can eat thread. To go along with that, they discover another thread eating creature- a grub that can live in any soil. They have trouble deciding whether or not to go to the Red Star, or should they just spread the grub. To find out what they choose and what the result is, you must read the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2003

    EXCELLENT

    This book easily held my intrest, and rivaled the first in the series. The book delves deeper into Pern's history, and reveals more about the worries and concerns of Pern.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2001

    Awesome, like all the Pern books

    I have read almost all of the Pern books, and I think that they are all worth reading, definitely. This is a couragous story that has everything that is needed in it, life, love, adventure, and bravery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2000

    READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is a great book. I couldn't put it down until it was over, and even then I didn't want it to be finished. Definatly read this book!

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