Dragonflight (Mass Market Paperbound)
The original Mother of Dragons, McCaffrey's first novel in the Dragonrider's of Pern is a must-read classic for any fantasy reader. The story follows Lessa, the daughter of a deceased noble family, in her quest to take back the land that is rightfully hers. Her mission is derailed, however, when she is selected by the leader of Pern's only remaining Weyr to stand as a candidate to ride the newly hatched dragon queen.— Jenna
Volume I of The Dragonriders of Pern(R), the groundbreaking series by master storyteller Anne McCaffrey On a beautiful world called Pern, an ancient way of life is about to come under attack from a myth that is all too real. Lessa is an outcast survivor--her parents murdered, her birthright stolen--a strong young woman who has never stopped dreaming of revenge. But when an ancient threat to Pern reemerges, Lessa will rise--upon the back of a great dragon with whom she shares a telepathic bond more intimate than any human connection. Together, dragon and rider will fly . . . and Pern will be changed forever.
About the Author
Anne McCaffrey, one of the world's most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern(R) 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. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.