Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, The White Dragon

Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, The White Dragon

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by Anne McCaffrey
     
 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Finally together in one volume, the first three books in the world's most beloved science fiction series, THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, by Anne McCaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time: DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, THE WHITE DRAGON. Those who know these extraordinary tales will be able to re-visit with

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Finally together in one volume, the first three books in the world's most beloved science fiction series, THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, by Anne McCaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time: DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, THE WHITE DRAGON. Those who know these extraordinary tales will be able to re-visit with Lessa, F'lar, Ruth, Lord Jaxon, and all the others. And for those just discovering this magical place, there are incomparable tales of danger, deceit, and daring, just waiting to be explored..

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345340245
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1988
Series:
Dragonriders of Pern Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
78,773
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.44(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Dragonriders of Pern 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 372 reviews.
ak_wrx More than 1 year ago
I bought and read Dragonflight and was hooked on the series, so thought I would buy this 3-book edition for the next 2 books in the series. There are so many typos in the Nook edition of this book, that the story is almost unreadable. Lines are missing from the bottom of many pages, so when you turn the page, you feel lost as though you missed something. I flip back and forth trying to figure out if I missed a page and then realize that half a sentence is missing. I can't help but wonder if more than a line is missing here and there. Great series. Great books. But I wouldn't buy this one for the Nook again.
Nancy Morrison More than 1 year ago
Anne McCaffrey is one of my favorite authors and I return to her characters often as if to visit old friends. Despite the typos on nearly every page, I thoroughly enjoyed this latest visit with Pern.
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
Here in one volume are the first three novels--in my opinion the best three--in her Pern series. These books often wind up on best fantasy lists, thought technically they're science fiction about a lost colony of Earth where the native dragons and bonded to human riders who imprint them at hatching to fight an inimical spore that comes from space. The characters are memorable and appealing: Lessa, F'nor, F'Lar, Brekke, Jaxom, Robinton--and that includes the dragons like "The White Dragon" Ruth. These three books aren't notable for style and provoking thought, but they're fine, entertaining novels that bear rereading--science fantasy comfort food. I don't feel the later books are as winning, but these three come to a satisfying resolution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read these books as a teen and fell in love with pern and its resourcefull people. To be honest these books helped a young man see things from a womans perspective and I am glad for the knowledge it privided. I am a very conservative yet practical person and have heard many negative comments about the sexual content in these books. Let me put your mind at ease the content in these books is tame and realistic given the situations and the cultural background the author relays in context and anyone who says otherwise is a prude and living in their own fantasy world. As far as E-books go this book needs to be updated with a free update to those who already purchased it mostly for spelling errors picked up in translation to digital this however is not the distraction that others would have you believe either as it is not widespread. All around one of the best novel series in literary history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read these books I don't know how many times. And I love them! However, the transfer to the ebook format needs an editor. Because I have read them so many times, I know what the text should be. In the ebook format, there are alternate words substituted, inserted punctuation, punctuation left out, words truncated, and I could go on. Is there no detail person who is looking over the text before it is published? There needs to be one. Please don't let this diatribe deter you from purchasing these books or reading them. They are, and will continue to be, my favorite books. The stars are for the content of the books, not the ebook text.
CAM57 More than 1 year ago
I first read the books here around 20 years ago, and had forgotten how much I loved them until I bought this compilation on e-book recently. Nicely written and hard to put down. I'm just glad that I picked it up again after so long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had these books many years ago but my eyes aren't that great anymore. I got these and soon discovered as others did that it appeared pieces were missing. After playing with the Nook for a few, I discovered that my enlarging the print had cut off sentences. When I reduced and re-enlarged the print everyrhing was back to normal. Really enjoyed rereading them.
The_Lab_Rat More than 1 year ago
I'd bought, and wore out, several editions of these books in paperback, and with my changing lifestyle (Smaller house, not much room for bookshelves), I decided to get a nook. Problem is - not all my favorite old books are on nook - or even ebook! - format! Thankfully, Anne McCaffrey's publisher is forward-thinking enough that they've allowed this. I love getting to read about my favorite characters whenever I feel the need! I still have the hardcover originals at home, but they don't have to be risked out in the cruel world just so I can enjoy a quick ride a-dragonback before going in to work. Excellent stories, and they lose nothing in the format change to digital.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pern is where i learned to love reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theses were amazing books. Maybe a little challenging for 5th and 6th grade , but I'm in 6th grade and I loved these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
so happy to get these on nook. looking forward to the time all of them are available. I have all of them in paper form. Mccaffrey is a good writer. So sorry she is gone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading and re reading! Creates an entire wold
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First three nooks in this series are amazing.while some typos do exist overall the book is well compiled.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is what started it all for me many years ago, and I still lust for more Pern! McCafferty has a way of writing that draws you in and makes you feel like you're a part of this incredible planet. You'll learn to fear the scores (burns) of thread and wonder at the history of the planet...which is deliciously and masterfully explained in later volumes. You'll come to love the dragons as your own and practically be elated when your favorite character is chosen by a newly-born dragonet on the hatching grounds. I know you'll enjoy this series...so what are you waiting for!?!?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my all-time favorite dragon series. If you like dragons, you must read this series. You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As far as I know, Pern has never been stated to bean ideal society. In fact, it's actually the opposite: It's indicated several times in these books (and made extremely obvious in later books) that Pernese society, as well as technology, has degenerated significantly from when the settlers first arrived. I can't counter many of your specific examples without giving away important details, but if you compare the worst end results and why they happened, you'll notice that Jaxom showed a certain amount of common sense that Kylara lacked. Finally, whatever you may think of specific actions or traits, keep in mind that no character can or should be perfect. That makes a very boring book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love to read Anne McCaffrey's work of art. The first Story I read that was written Anne McCaffrey was 'The Smallest Dragonboy'. After that I have Read Every one of the books in this series.She really makes it come to life. It is just like you are there and the same life as the DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN.It is really awsom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love these book, Dragonflght is my favorite. I read them over a year ago and just finished the last book in the Pern series. The only thing I don't like is that Lessa is dipicted as being mean, self-center, and spiteful after Dragonflight, but she's one of my favorite characters (I think F'lar is over rated). But these are still really wonderful books.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
Any who enjoyed the Dragon Riders of Pern series may also like the dragon series by B J Whittington that starts with the free prequel Dragon Nemisis.
Anonymous 12 months ago
The Dragonriders of Pern is the series that started me on the journey that led to other worlds in the incredible mind of Anne McCaffrey. Her writing is so descriptive that you feel like you are a part of the action. I'm sure that I was really meant to be living on Pern, riding my own dragon and fighting thread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this series! Don't know how many times I've reread these books and still can't get enough
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each one of the books focuses on different people so you get to know them well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read