FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > The White Dragon (novel)
The White Dragon
Author Anne McCaffrey
Country United States
Language English
Series Dragonriders of Pern
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Sidgwick & Jackson
Released 1978
Media Type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 504 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0283985011 (first edition, hardback)
Preceded by Dragonquest
Followed by Dragonsong

The White Dragon is the third book in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. It follows the Coming of age story of Jaxom, the young Lord of Ruatha Hold, who had accidentally impressed the unusual white dragon Ruth in Dragonquest and Dragonsong. As Jaxom grows up, he has to deal with the difficulty of being both a Lord Holder and a dragonrider, the maturity of Ruth (who besides being white is a runt), his own teenage angst and desire to fight Thread on his own, and the rebellious Oldtimers, who attempt to steal a golden egg from Benden Weyr. Fortunately, Ruth always knows when he is and can travel through time to avert the growing political crisis. But while fighting Thread, Jaxom falls ill to the deadly sickness, Fire-Head. This leads him to recuperate in Southern Hold, and while there helps him discover the mysteries the ancients, ancestors of the Pernese, left behind and help make more sense of the past. 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. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Sidgwick & Jackson was a publishing company founded in Britain in 1908 and current a wholly owned subsiduary of Pan Macmillan and now operating as an imprint of that larger publishing 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. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... Dragonsong is a novel written by Anne McCaffrey in 1976. ... Dragonriders of Pern is an extensive fantasy/science fiction series of novels and short stories primarily written by Anne McCaffrey. ... 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. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Jaxom is both a dragonrider and a Lord Holder in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. ... Ruatha Hold is a hold, or dwellingplace, on the fictional planet of Pern in the series of The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. ... It has been suggested that Weyr be merged into this article or section. ... In Anne McCaffreys fictional Dragonriders of Pern books, Ruth was a dragon that played a central role in several of the novels. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... Dragonsong is a novel written by Anne McCaffrey in 1976. ... Look up runt on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Thread is the name of a deadly phenomenon that appears throughout Anne McCaffreys series of science-fiction novels about the fictional planet Pern. ... Oldtimers was originally a term originally used to refer to Dragonriders brought forward in time by Lessa. ... Benden Weyr was the second Weyr established on Pern, a fictional place Anne McCaffreys Dragonriders of Pern series. ...

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

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m