Book Reviews of The White Dragon (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 3)

The White Dragon (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 3)
The White Dragon - Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 3
Author: Anne McCaffrey
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345341679
ISBN-10: 0345341678
Publication Date: 11/12/1986
Pages: 468
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 290 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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Book 3 of a science fiction / fantasy trilogy of people and dragons struggling to protect their planet from a deadly solar threat.
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I enjoyed this book nearly as much as the first two in the series, however the treatment of women by the primary character left me cold. I'm know mysogyny when I see it.

Read my complete review here.
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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!
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Another of McCaffrey's classics - she draws you into her world and makes you believe in her characters and grow to love them!
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Pretty Good. Go Ruth the runty but adorable dragon! Powers over fire lizards and the lordling of Ruatha, Jaxom, as his rider...he's destined for big things...

However, this book is not as good as the 1st two in the series.

FROM THE BACK COVER:

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 desaster of all!
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Very well loved book :)
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My favorite Pern book - Ruth is just fantastic!
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volume 3 of "The Dragonriders of Pern"
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---Part of McCaffrey's best-selling DRAGONS OF PERN series---
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--if only his over-protective guardian would let him! 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!
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Great Mccaffrey
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On the planet of Pern, a small white dragon and his rider prove their value as destroyers of Threadfire.
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One of my top favorites of the Pern novels.
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Great book Anne did wonderful on this just like all her others
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I really enjoyed this book. I would have given it 5 stars if sometimes I didn't become annoyed with the main character. It was good to see the interaction of many main characters I'd come to know thus far. This book moved the history of Pern forward in a fun, not sad, manner. Good writing.
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This was my favorite of the Pern series as a boy. I bought it because I was enchanted by the cover, and started reading it only to discover that it was part of a series. So I went back and read the original two books before resuming this one. This was definitely my favorite, and I think that even now, many years later, this book still is one of my favorite books from any genre.
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3rd in the classic dragon series.
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According to an "official" guide, this book is #5 of 16. Though, read the first two chapters of this, then book 6, then back to the remainder of book 6.
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The little dragon of this book is fun. I wish he got more "screen time" and the humans less!
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Anne McCaffrey is one of my favorite sci-fi writters. Her Dragonriders series is one of my favorites.
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I love the Pern Series. I have been reading it since I was a pre-teen. And I still go back and re-read it over and over.
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For me, Anne McCaffrey is the ultimate fantasy author, and Pern is my favorite setting. This is good stuff.
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My favorite of the Pern series!
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AS FANTASY GOES, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ONES THAT I HAVE READ. I ENJOYED IT, AND HOPE FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO READ AND ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I DID. VJ
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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!
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Never has there been as close a bonding as the one that exists between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extroidinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incrdibly agile, Ruth is a dragon of many talents, though almost everyone on Pern thinks he is a runt who will never amount to anything. Lord Jaxom knows better, knows he can teach his dragon to fly and to destroy the deadly silver Thread that falls from the sky. Disobeying all rules, Jaxom and Ruth train in secret. Their illicit flights seem but a minor disobedience until they find themselves in the path of danger and in a position to prevent the biggest disaster of all....