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Dragonquest
Author Anne McCaffrey
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Dragonriders of Pern
Genre(s) Fantasy novel
Publisher Ballantine Books
Released 1970
Media Type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0345335082
Preceded by Dragonflight
Followed by The White Dragon
This article is about the novel by Anne McCaffrey. For other uses, see Dragonquest (disambiguation).

Dragonquest is a novel written by Anne McCaffrey and is part of her Dragonriders of Pern series. It takes place seven years after the end of Dragonflight. At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Anne Inez McCaffrey (born April 1, 1926) is an American science fiction author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Dragonriders of Pern is an extensive fantasy/science fiction series of novels and short stories primarily written by Anne McCaffrey. ... Look up Fantasy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For other definitions of fantasy, see fantasy (psychology). ... Ballantine Books, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine, is a major book publisher and is currently owned by Random House. ... A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) book is bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth or heavy paper) and a stitched spine. ... Paperback may refer to a kind of book binding by which papers are simply folded without cloth or leather and bound - usually with glue rather than stitches or staples - into a thick paper cover; or to a book with this type of binding. ... Dragonflight is the first book in the long-running Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. ... The White Dragon is the third book in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. ... There are several works with the title Dragon Quest or a similar title: Dragon Quest, a series of video games. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Anne Inez McCaffrey (born April 1, 1926) is an American science fiction author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Dragonriders of Pern is an extensive fantasy/science fiction series of novels and short stories primarily written by Anne McCaffrey. ... Dragonflight is the first book in the long-running Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. ...


Plot summary

As it opens, tensions are rising between the Oldtimers, those dragonriders who came forward in time hundreds of years to help the present-day dragonriders protect the planet from the destructive Thread, and the modern inhabitants of Pern. F'nor attempts to mediate, but things escalate to the point where an Oldtimer stabs F'nor. F'nor is sent to the Southern Continent to recover, where he falls in love with Brekke and discovers the wicked deeds of Weyrwoman Kylara. F'lar is eventually forced into a duel with T'ron, the leader of the Oldtimers, which ends in banishment for the Oldtimers who will not accept F'lar's leadership and in a grave injury for F'lar. Brekke's queen dragon rises in mating flight but is attacked by Kylara's queen dragon and both dragons die, leaving their riders in near-catatonic states. The Red Star, believed to be the source of Thread, is finally able to be visited by dragonriders due to the newly-discovered "distance viewer" (telescope), and F'nor takes it upon himself to make the jump between to spare his brother the political and personal pressure to send an expedition. The Red Star turns out to be inhospitable to both human and dragon life, and F'nor and his dragon Canth nearly die, able to return home only on the strength of Brekke's telepathic cry, "Don't leave me alone!" Thread is the name of a deadly phenomenon that appears throughout Anne McCaffreys series of science-fiction novels about the fictional planet Pern. ... Famanoran or Fnor is a fictional character in Anne McCaffreys Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Famanoran or Fnor is a fictional character in Anne McCaffreys Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Brekke is a young Weyrwoman in the Dragonriders of Pern series of science-fiction novels by Anne McCaffrey. ... Tron is a character in Anne McCaffreys Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Red star on the Soviet flag The five-pointed red star (a pentagram without the inner pentagon) is a symbol of Communism and Socialism and represents the five fingers of the workers hand, as well as five of six inhabited continents. ... Between in Anne McCaffreys Dragonriders of Pern series, refers to a dimension through which dragons travel during the process of teleportation, i. ...


The cry was also the inspiration for a song by Menolly, after she found that a certain guitar chord sounded amazingly like Brekke's voice when she screamed. This is chronicled in Dragonsinger. Menolly is the most prominent character in Anne McCaffreys Harper Hall trilogy, which is connected to the Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Written by Anne McCaffrey, Dragonsinger is part of the Harper Hall Trilogy which consists of Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums. ...

The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
The Dragonriders of Pern trilogy Dragonflight | Dragonquest | The White Dragon
The Harper Hall trilogy Dragonsong | Dragonsinger | Dragondrums
Other novels Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern | Nerilka's Story | Dragonsdawn | Renegades of Pern | All the Weyrs of Pern
The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall | The Dolphins of Pern | Dragon's Eye | The Masterharper of Pern | The Skies of Pern
Novels by Todd McCaffrey Dragon's Kin | Dragonsblood | Dragon's Fire

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DragonQuest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (671 words)
The magic system in DragonQuest is different from DandD in that there are distinct Magical Colleges, with each one carrying its own group of spells and rituals.
DragonQuest appeared in four editions: first edition and second edition, a revised second edition in conjunction with Bantam Books, and a third edition published by TSR when they acquired SPI.
Most DragonQuest players consider the revised second edition to be the best edition of the game, but many faithful players have been known to combine elements from all editions, creating their own version of the game.
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