Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth possessed remarkable qualities. Not only could he communicate with the iridescent, fluttering fire lizards, but he could fly Back in time to any When with unfailing accuracy.
Nearly everyone else on Pern thought Ruth was a runt who would never amount to anything, but Jaxom knew his dargon was special. In secret they trained to fight against the burning Threads from the Red Planet, to fly Back in time as well as Between, and finally their close and special union was to result in the most startling and breathtaking discovery of all...
THE WHITE DRAGON is one of the most unforgettable episodes in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern.
"Anne McCaffrey, one of the queens of science fiction, knows exactly how to give her public what it wants" - Walter Ellis, The Times
Winner in 1979 of the Ditmar (Australia), Streza (Eurocon), and Gandalf (WorldCon) awards. Published 22 editions including Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Portugese, and French translations.
Anne Inez McCaffrey (1926-2011) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She was married and had three children. She lived in Dragonhold-Underhill in Wicklow County, Ireland.
McCaffrey studied Slavonic Languages and Literature in Radcliffe College and made career in music theatre before starting to write.
She is best known for her Pern-series. Her son Todd is also writing for the series, so more adventures are coming.
The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Anna Creech.