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Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern Book 1) by [McCaffrey, Anne]
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Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 164 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in Pern (3 Book Series)

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Length: 356 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"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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The first chronicle of Pern.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1113 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital; New Ed edition (31 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FY4KBS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 164 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,035 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I first read this book as a teenager and loved it. The story of the dragon riders of Pern is a classic, which will never date or go out of style.

With F'lar and Lessa as the hero and heroine, the book quickly captures the readers attention and the wonderful dragons they ride are a magical and magnificent part of their story.

It is an epic tale, telling of battles, riders, armies and a biological enemy that only the dragons can destroy. It has everything - including adventure and romance.

I can't wait to re-read the whole series. I promise you that Anne McCaffrey's books will tell you how humans arrived on this Earth like planet called Pern. How they bred the dragons and developed one of the most unique communities ever to feature in English literature.
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beginning story gets you hooked and wanting to know how theycan survive amccaffey at her best!!
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At start you sit there wonder "what's going on?" Then you get caught up in the story and you drift off to the land of Dragons!
I enjoyed this book, characters were nicely covered and story line was well done.
Now need to get next book.
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I really enjoy reading Anne McCaffrey dragon books, her insight into the future is on a par with George R R Martin. You really feel as if you are living the story; totally captivating.
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a good read
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It is really good.
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arrived as described
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Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight is a rare thing - a genuinely original story rather than another genre clone. And yet this richly imagined tale includes elements of a great many well loved movies - the disinherited young woman who fulfills a destiny far beyond her imaginings, the great and enduring love that she finds along the way, the looming threat that will bring an end to everything she loves, the elite band of heroes who stand against that threat (even though they know they can't win), the impossible act of bravery that saves the day and yes, the cavalry that thunders over the hill in the final reel. They are all there, familiar themes that pull you into the story, and yet Ms McCaffrey's unique setting and particular use of them will delight you.

The girl is Lessa, forced into servitude by the Lord who ursurped her lands and title, but whose success in winning back those lands brings her to the attention of the Dragon Riders of the title. Though too few in numbers, and barely tolerated by a world that has forgotten the need for the great telepathic dragons and their riders, they are all that stands against the coming dark. They need Lessa, and it is with the riders that Lessa finds her most enduring love when she bonds with the newly hatched, and last, of the golden queen dragons. As to the threat, well that's one of the things that makes Dragonflight unique as it does not involve hordes of the undead, orcs or aliens. Similarly, the act of bravery stands out as one of the best imagined resolutions to an impossible problem in fiction. And arrival of the cavalry is just that, but with a neat McCaffrey twist that brings all of the plot lines together, as every ending should. Dragonflight is a great read.
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