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Author: Anne McCaffrey
ISBN13: 978-0345335081
Title: Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern #2)
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Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Del Rey; Reprint edition (October 13, 1986)

Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern #2) by Anne McCaffrey

Volume 2 of the Dragonriders of Pern. But without the Dragonriders of Pern, the land would be sucked dry of any sustenance by Thread, even if every man, woman and child of the planet were armed with flame throwers. One burrow, well established, could race across plain and forest as fast as a dragon could fly it, consuming everything that grew or lived, save solid rock, water or metal.

Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again  . I made the mistake of deciding to re-read book 1 of The Dragonriders of Pern by audio this time around. And yup, I am once again obsessed with this world and these dragons/riders. Mar 25, 2013 Juushika rated it it was ok. Shelves: genre-fantasy, status-borrowed, al. When Thread begins to fall out of schedule Pern is thrown into high agitation, aggravating troubled political relationships and sending dragonriders on a new quest: to stop the threat of Thread for good. For such a bold aim, Dragonquest is markedly undirected

Volume II of. The Dragonriders of Pern®. The second phase of the proposed defense against the spore incursions would take longer to mature. For Thread, a space-traveling mycorrhizoid spore, devoured organic matter with mindless voracity and, once grounded, burrowed and proliferated with terrifying speed. The originators of the two-stage defense program did not compensate sufficiently for chance nor for the psychological effect of visible extermination of this avid foe. For it was psychologically reassuring and deeply satisfying to the endangered Pernese to see the menace charred to impotence in mid-air. Also, the southern continent,.

Dragonriders of Pern is a sci-fi science fantasy series written primarily by American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey, who initiated it in 1967. Beginning in 2003, her middle child Todd McCaffrey has written Pern novels, both solo and jointly with Anne. The series (as of July 2012) comprises 23 novels and several short stories. Most of the short fiction has been collected in two volumes or incorporated in one of the novels, so Dragonriders of Pern is sometimes identified with the 24 books

Dragonquest is the second book in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. Dragonquest was first published by Ballantine Books in May 1971. Dragonquest was one of six nominees for the 1972 Hugo Award for Best Novel (voted by participants in the annual World Science Fiction Convention) and it placed fifth for the 1972 Locus Award for Best Novel (voted by Locus magazine readers).

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Book 2 of 23 in the Dragonriders of Pern Series. Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern® series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master.

Certain rights and privileges accrued to the different leaders of Holds and Masters of Crafts, and naturally, to the Dragonriders to whom all Pern looked for protection during Threadfalls. The Red Star would swing inexorably close to Pern, but it would also Pass again, and life could settle into a less frenzied pattern. Occasionally, the conjunction of Rukbat’s natural five satellites would prevent the Red Star from passing close enough to Pern to drop its fearful spores

Volume II of The Dragonriders of Pern®, the legendary series by award-winning author Anne McCaffrey Since Lessa and Ramoth, her golden queen dragon, traveled into the past to bring forward a small army of dragons and riders to save their world from deadly alien spores, fear and desperation have spread across the land. But while the dragonriders struggle with threats both otherworldly and human, a young rider named F’nor and his brown dragon, Canth, hatch a bold plan to destroy the alien scourge at its source—the baleful red star that fills the heavens and promises doom to all.
Reviews: 7
The Dragon Riders of Pern is a great trilogy of young adult books. Sadly our library no longer carries the entire trilogy so I purchased the missing one. (Yes, I know....kindle possibilities...but I find that after working at a computer all day the last thing my eyes need is more screen time. I prefer the physical book.

Vivid scenes, memorable characters. Female characters given as much importance (or more) than the male characters which is not usual. (Ms. McCaffrey being a strong female character herself, readers will find this reflected in the values of her characters). I have read all of the McCaffrey dragon books and have to say that as much as I love them, none of them are as good as the initial trilogy. Please buy this book and pass it on to those who like alternative worlds and rich characters.
Second novel in the Pern series. I've read most of the Pern novels since they first came out, along with a number of McCaffrey's other series. Love her work, which is a cross between sci-for and fantasy. Her world building is very realistic and based on natural scientific ideas with a magical/supernatural twist. Love that her dragons are a natural defense against the invasive spores that periodically bombard the planet of Pern, destroying all life they touch. The relationships between the dragons and their riders are wonderful and deep, and the greatest dangers they face together during Threadfall (the spores) stem as much from centuries of lost lore as the actual Threads themselves. I highly recommend the entire series for anyone who likes sci-go, fantasy and especially dragons.
I can't believe how much I love these books. I have read and enjoyed them many times. I finally had to buy the ebooks of them because my paperback copies have become so used they're falling apart and I am preserving my hardback ones to leave to my grandchildren. I started reading them to my oldest grandson when he was about 4. They were the only books he wanted read to him at bedtime. He's 21 now and we're reading them together. He has his own set of the print books now.
One of the incredible Dragon Riders Of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. Purchased this copy as a gift for a friend who revealed her love of dragon stories... this series has long been one of my very favorite with so many social and gender perspectives and time periods explored throughout the books. Think you don't like a character? Read another book and you may hear the story from their perspective and see them in a whole new light!
Full disclosure: I'm a dragon-lover, and Anne McCaffrey has come up with a great futurist saga of genetic mods by a more technologically advanced culture on a planet that hasn't the resources to support a level of technology beyond agrarian. Her development of the characters and the world is plausible, and I find it convincing. She creates so many characters that complexity isn't feasible, but her characters are well developed. She has a facility for moving the action quickly while retaining the character complexity. I heartily recommend it for sci-fi/fantasy buffs.
I've loved Pern and the mental bond between dragon and rider since young adulthood. I'm always interested in what the dragons have to say. I've not read all the books relating to Pern but I read and reread the basics like they are old friends. As suggested by the author all should start with (in order) Dragonflight, Dragonquest and The White Dragon. The Harper Hall Trilogy then Moreta. Dragonsdawn then All the Weyrs of Pern. Try them I hope you like them. Cheers
This book is a great read as are all of Anne's books in the Dragon books series. (I've read all of them, now more than twice) The basic pattern is always the same, but each book is "stand alone" novel, and each is interesting, and a great read all on its own. I began reading these books when I was in my twenties and still enjoy them now at the age of 68.
I first read this book as a young teenager. It affected me deeply then and has stayed with me lo these many years. The series was a part of my journey into selfhood and as I reread it approaching my 50th year I am amazed at the strength, power, community, and love in the story, the characters, and the world that Anne McCaffrey created. This is a book and a series worth rereading several times over the course of your life. I am literally wiping tears from my eyes as I finish reading the passages of F'nor and Canth's climactic journey. Can't wait to start The White Dragon...