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The White Dragon

57.1% complete
1978
1979
2 times
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Prelude - Prelude
I - At Ruatha Hold, Present Pass, 12th Turn
II - Benden Weyr, Present Pass, 13th Turn
III - Morning at Ruatha Hold, and Smithcrafthall at Telgar Hold, Present Pass, 15.5.9
IV - Ruatha Hold, Fidello's Hold, and Various Points Between, 15.5.10-15.5.9
V - Morning at Harpercraft Hold, Fort Hold, Afternoon in Benden Weyr, Later Afternoon in Harpercraft Hall, 15.5.26
VI - Ruatha Hold and Southern Hold, 15.5.27-15.6.2
VII - Morning at Ruatha Hold, 15.6.2
VIII - Ruatha Hold, Fort Weyr, Fidello's Hold, 15.6.3-15.6.17
IX - Early Summer, Harpercraft Hall and Ruatha Hold, 15.7.3
X - From Harpercrafthall to the Southern Continent, Evening at Benden Weyr, 15.7.4
XI - Late Morning at Benden Weyr, Early Morning at Harpercraft Hall, Midday at Fidello's Hold, 15.7.5
XII - Ruatha Hold, Fidello's Hold, Threadfall, 15.7.6
XIII - A Cove in the Southern Continent, 15.7.7-15.8.7
XIV - Early Morning at Harpercraft Hall, Midmorning at Ista Weyr, Midafternoon at Jaxom's Cove, 15.8.28
XV - Evening at Jaxom's Cove and Late Evening at Ista Weyr, 15.8.28
XVI - At the Cove Hold, 15.8.28-15.9.7
XVII - Fort Hold, Benden Weyr, at Cove Hold, and at Sea aboard the Dawn Sister, 15.10.1-15.10.2
XVIII - At the Cove Hold the Day of Master Robinton's Arrival, 15.10.14
XIX - Morning at the Cove Hold, Star-gazing in Late Evening, Next Morning, Discovery at the Mountain, 15.10.15-15.10.20
XX - At the Mountain and at Ruatha Hold, 15.10.18-15.10.20
XXI - Next Day at the Mountain, Cove Hold, and the Southern Hatching Ground, 15.10.21
Afterword - Afterword
Dragondex - Dragondex
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Copyright © 1978 by Anne McCaffrey
This book is irreverently dedicated
to my brothers
Hugh and Kevin
for sibling rivalries, and
the mature affections and loyalties that
develop from early brawling!
"If he isn't clean enough now," Jaxom told N'ton as he gave Ruth's neck ridge a final swipe with the oiled cloth, "I don't know what clean is!"
May contain spoilers
The dragons on the fire-heights rose to their haunches, bugling their jubilation on this happy day while fire-lizards executed dizzy patterns in the Thread-free sky!
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Added: 29-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 02-Dec-2021

Publications

 01-May-1979
Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryI read this editionHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-May-1979
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.25
Pages*:
468
Read:
2 times
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
1475
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-25373-6
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-25373-6
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Bob Porter - Map
Michael Whelan  - Cover Artist
A FANTASY
OF A TIME WHEN...

Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth.  Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth was a dragon of many talents, though almost everyone on Pern thought he was a runt that would never amount to anything.

But Jaxom knew better, knew he could teach his dragon to fly and destroy the deadly silver Threads that fell from the sky.  Disobeying all rules, Jaxom and Ruth trained in secret.  Their illicit flights seemed but a minor disobendience - until they found themselves in the path of danger and in a position to prevent the biggest disaster of all!
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
First paperback edition.  Portions of this book were published in a substantially different form as A Time When by NESFA Press, Copyright © 1975 by Anne McCaffrey.
 17-Jun-2008
Brilliance Audio
Audiobook
In my libraryOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
17-Jun-2008
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$18.60
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
2334
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
From audible.com:

Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth was a dragon of many talents, though almost everyone on Pern thought he was a runt that would never amount to anything.
But Jaxom knew better, knew he could teach his dragon to fly and to destroy the deadly silver Threads that fell from the sky. Disobeying all rules, Jaxom and Ruth trained in secret. Their illicit flights seemed but a minor disobedience - until they found themselves in the path of danger and in a position to prevent the biggest disaster of all.

Book another flight with the Dragonriders of Pern.
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:

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Author(s)

Anne McCaffrey  
Birth: 01 Apr 1926 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Death: 21 Nov 2011 County Wicklow, Ireland

Awards

1979Locus MagazineBest SF Novel Nominee
1979World Science Fiction SocietyHugo Award - Best Novel Nominee
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