The Dragonriders Of Pern Author:Anne McCaffrey This volume contains three novels in the Pern series: — DRAGONFLIGHT: In return for protection, land holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. But it has been nearly 400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to doubt that the menace will ever strike again. ... more »They are wrong.
DRAGONQUEST: Most Pernese are grateful to dragonkind for keeping them safe, but some resent their obligations to the weyrs and have begun to complain about the privileged status of dragonriders. Then a few ambitious Lords decide that dragonmen should go to the Red Star to destroy the Threads at their source.
THE WHITE DRAGON: Normally a Lord Holder would never be a dragonrider. But Jaxom, young Lord of Ruatha, has been at Benden Weyr's hatching ground when an undersized egg there was almost overlooked. Moved by emotions he scarcely understood, he had helped Pern's one and only white dragon into the world - and changed the course of history. Because that white dragon, runt of a Queen's clutch, possessed unique abilities even full-sized dragons couldn't match.« less