- Series: Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern
- Paperback: 864 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey; Reprint edition (October 12, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345340248
- ISBN-13: 978-0345340245
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,239 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight Dragonquest The White Dragon (Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern) Paperback – October 12, 1988
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Anne McCaffrey's Pern is one of the most memorable worlds in science fiction and fantasy. Humans and their flying dragon companions live in fear of thread, a caustic, deadly material that falls sporadically from space. But when the thread doesn't fall for a long time, people become complacent, forgetting that it is the brave dragonriders who can save them from the periodic threat. But when the thread falls, human and dragon heroes must fight the scourge. This edition encompasses the first three unforgettable novels of McCaffrey's epic series: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon.
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Finally together in one volume, the first three books in the world's most beloved science fiction series, THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, by Anne McCaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time: DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, THE WHITE DRAGON. Those who know these extraordinary tales will be able to re-visit with Lessa, F'lar, Ruth, Lord Jaxon, and all the others. And for those just discovering this magical place, there are incomparable tales of danger, deceit, and daring, just waiting to be explored..
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I offer many thanks to Anne MaCaffery and her son Todd McCaffery who has picked up the reins of story telling with the Realms of Pern.
As for the Kindle Edition of this book, I am sorely disappointed in the typographical errors. In a time when we have simple spell checking on just about every application we use, it's depressing to see this digital media plagued with such inconsideration for the reader.
The spelling of the character names are misspelled, sometimes from paragraph to paragraph. There are major typographical mistakes in connection words that require the reader to read, and then re-read the entire sentence to discern the actual word intended as different words could change then entire feel and meaning of the sentence.
Paying roughly the same for this Kindle Edition as I would for a new mass-market paperback, I question why anyone would pay full price when a print copy can be acquired, used, at a faction of the cost.
The Kindle Edition is a sad disservice to the readers and fans of Anne McCaffery.
Del Rey and Random House Digital should be ashamed of themselves for releasing such a poor quality product!!
Either this book was re-edited or the initial errors were hugely overstated. I kept count and counted three minor errors in each of the first two books and five in the third. None were confusing or took away from the story (mostly it was like a single letter was missing) and I was never confused about which characters were being written about (an example of an error would be Lessa's name printed as Less, one time).
These books are definitely worth a read (and a re-read) and I'm glad I purchased them after reading the other reviews
I have reached the halfway point in Dragonflight and just can't stand reading further in this Kindle edition.
I have read the books several times and I have a good memory for the content and flow of a story so I am absolutely certain there are omissions in the text. There are misspellings, format problems and incorrect words. I enjoy becoming immersed in what I'm reading and the constant errors in the text prevent me from achieving literary nirvana. Example: 'She wanted go back to Benden Weyr, not so much to sleep as to Benden herself about F’lar.' Right. I can guess that the second 'Benden' in that sentence was supposed to be 'reassure' or something to that effect but BOOM! I'm out of the story now. After three or four of these on a page I'm just about ready to chuck my Kindle out a window.
As annoyed as I am about faults of this kind in books with which I am familiar I am curious about books I have read for the first time in a Kindle edition. Was my lackluster reaction to a book because of some missing text that would have illuminated a salient plot point? I will never know.
I am so fed up with slipshod Kindle editions! I think my local used bookstore and the library will be seeing more of me in the future.