DRAGONFLIGHT Author:Anne McCaffrey For millenia the magnificent Dragons of Pern had given themselves in proud service to mankind. And the men who rode them were literally a breed apart, with special telepathic abilities developed through long centuries to unite them with the dragons in defending the planet from the dread silver Threads that periodically floated gently down from S... more »pace. The Dragonmen, no less than the glorious beasts they rode through the skies, were the elite of Pern, proud inheritors of the right to protect their planet.
But it had been long since Pern needed any defense and the memories of tithe-payers and traditionalists alike were short. The Dragonweyr was shabby, its resources meageer, and, worst of all, the complement of fighting dragons had reduced itself to a handful of squadrons, pitifully inadequate to defend a whole planet when the Threads came.
The first book of the Dragon Riders of Pern series. The last remaining queen dragon has lain a golden egg (a queen)and only waits for it to hatch, so she can go "between". F'lar and the other dragon riders search the land for fitting young women to present to the new queen dragon. F'lar finds more than he bargained for in 'Lessa.
This books is SOOO good, if you enjoy Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I have read it over and over and over (oh, don't worry, I have another copy.) Terrific!