The White Dragon (Dragonriders of Pern #3)
A fantasy of a time when...
Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed betweenthe daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary whitedragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth was a dragon of manytalents, though almost everyone on Pern thought he was a runt that wouldnever amount to anything.
But Jaxom knew better, knew he could...more
Ruth as a dragon was very interesting, and was set apart from the ot...more
I highly enjoyed the first two, but I was hesitant about the third one because of the shift in protagonists. Usually in series with lots of different characters and a book is devoted to a minor character, I dread that book. However, this was not the case with this book. The shift from Lessa, F'lar, and F'nor to Jaxom was extremely well developed. He was featured enough in the first two books and developed enough so that when I...more
This book feels a little different with its focus on different characters: Jaxom and his dragon Ruth. Ruth comes across as a character in his own right more than other Pern dragons, and he's an endearing one.
The plot has more than enough twist...more
I prefer to review the books as they exist, and not the book I'd wished someone had written. I also think that if a book is part of a series that is more...more
As for the characters, Ruth was adorable for me and I liked him instantly. As for Jaxom, well he was a typical red-blooded young man. But this is why I like the stories of Anne McCaffrey as she does not shy away from revealing all the character's flaws, even the ones that make...more
I did not like this book.
I know people who did. It’s certainly worth grabbing to keep up on where the series is headed, but it was painful for me. I loved the start, the set-up of a holder getting a dragon, even Jaxom was enjoyable (though I enjoyed his white...more
I had a lot of hope for Jaxom and Ruth after Dragonquest. I was pretty much completely disappointed. Jaxom is a whiny, bratty kid that I had absolutely no investment in. In fact, I actively want him to fail. Characters that are special and wonderful at everything just for the sake of i...more
Now, I must add that I thought the first book was a bit much...that the plot was overloaded and soooo much happend in such a small space of time. But now, that is what I've come to expect from Pern, and this book didn't quite stand up to the reputation. Slower paced with less rediculous story pile up (I know that sounds like a good...more
The overall plot of th...more
Tym razem akcja książki skupia się na jedynym na Pernie białym smoku i jego młodocianym jeźdźcu Jaxomie, który jest także Lordem warowni. Wraz z Jaxomem i Ruthem (bo tak ma na imię unikalny biały smok) odkrywamy Południowy Kontynent i natykamy się na tajemnice przodków perneńczyków, ludzi, którzy przemierzyli kosmos, by zasiedlić smocz...more
I stumbled upon "The White Dragon" and fell in love with the story of Jaxom...a true coming-of-age hero who finds that even whacked out Pern and its dragon-riding citizens still have a class system and teenage expectations to buck...
I can still vividly remember the developing relationship between hum...more
Jaxom, the young Lord Holder of Ruatha, helped to release a rare white dragon from his shell. Impressing the dragon caused a fuss because dragonriders live in the Weyrs and everyone said he could not be both a Lord Holder and a dragonrider.
Stubbornly, Jaxom fights to stay in his home and to keep Ruth, his runt of a dragon. Unfortunately, no one will teach the pair to fly together and fight "thread," so he and Ruth experiment on their own. What they...more
Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two...more