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The White Dragon

The White Dragon
Author Anne McCaffrey
Language English
Series Dragonriders of Pern
Genre(s) Science fiction
Released 1978
Media Type Print ( )
Preceded by Dragonquest

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.

The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

Dragonflight | Dragonquest | The White Dragon
Dragonsong | Dragonsinger | Dragondrums
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 | Dragonseye |
The Masterharper of Pern | The Skies of Pern
Dragon's Kin | Dragonsblood | Dragon's Fire