Dragonquest was first published by Ballantine Books in May Dragonquest was one of six nominees for the Hugo Award for Best Novel voted by participants in the annual World Science Fiction Convention and it placed fifth for the Locus Award for Best Novel voted by Locus magazine readers. Another Turn , and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the skies and their magnificent dragons swirled and swooped in space, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reached the ground.
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It is the sequel to Dragonflight , set seven years later and the second book in the Dragonriders of Pern series.
According to her son Todd , McCaffrey's agent Virginia Kidd and editor Betty Ballantine provided crucial advice and assistance in her struggle with the sequel to Dragonflight. After the agent first read a draft, the author followed her advice to "burn it", and she met with the editor in long sessions. It was near completion before she emigrated to Ireland in September , with her two younger children Todd and Georgeanne, one month after divorcing her husband.
She finished it soon after the move. As it opens, tensions are rising between the Oldtimers, those dragonriders who came forward in time turns Pernese years to help the undermanned contemporary dragonriders protect the planet Pern and its inhabitants from the destructive Thread. F'nor rider of Canth, a Brown dragon that rivals the size of the Bronze dragons attempts to mediate, but things escalate to the point that an Oldtimer, T'reb who is disturbed by his green dragon being in heat , stabs F'nor.
F'nor is sent to the Southern Continent to recover, where he falls in love with Brekke and discovers the wicked deeds of Weyrwoman Kylara. F'lar , F'nor's half-brother, is eventually forced into a duel with T'ron , the leader of the Oldtimers, which ends in banishment for the Oldtimers who will not accept F'lar's leadership and in a grave injury for F'lar.
Brekke's queen dragon Wirenth rises in mating flight but is attacked by Kylara's queen dragon Prideth , and both dragons die, leaving their riders in near-catatonic states. Only Brekke recovers, mostly because she can hear other dragons besides her own queen, Wirenth. With the Lords Holder adamant that the dragonriders attempt to eliminate Thread at its source, F'nor attempts to direct himself and his dragon, Canth, to the Red Star, but they find the atmosphere inhospitable, and they fall back to Pern, badly injured.
Brekke's cry for F'nor not to leave her was also the inspiration for a song by Menolly , after she found that a certain guitar chord sounded amazingly like Brekke's voice when she screamed. This is chronicled in Dragonsinger. Dragonquest was one of six nominees for the Hugo Award for Best Novel voted by participants in the annual World Science Fiction Convention and it placed fifth for the Locus Award for Best Novel voted by Locus magazine readers.
Edwards Award for her "lifetime contribution in writing for teens". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the novel by Anne McCaffrey. For other uses, see Dragonquest disambiguation.
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Dragonquest (The Dragonriders of Pern #2) by Anne McCaffrey
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