April 5, 2016

D ~ Dragons

The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey

Dragons are an important part of the fantasy genre.  After all, what would knights, paladins, and hobbits do without dragons to slay?  But, not all dragons live to burn down villages and eat virgins.  Don't believe me?  Look no further than Anne McCaffrey and her Dragonriders of Pern series.

Ms. McCaffrey (the original Mother of Dragons) has passed away, but her son, Todd, continues the legacy.  We're talking about a series of over 25 novels and short story collections where some of the main characters are dragons.  And, I'm telling you, these are good stories. 
The dragons in the Dragonriders of Pern series are beautiful and intelligent and they allow humans to ride them.  I really can't remember when I started this series, but it was probably sometime in the 70's.  I have new books from the series that I'm looking forward to reading, making it hands-down the series I've been reading the longest.


  1. I stopped by after seeing your blog on the list for the A to Z challenge. I have opted out in participating this year but checking out new blogs from the list I'm not that into fantasy but nice blog post.

    1. Thank you for visiting! I love Sci Fi and Horror...and really, all books, so maybe you'll find another set of books here you'd like to read.

  2. Great blog.Never really thought about Dragons as evil I always thought of them as majestic creatures.
    I hope you're enjoying the A to Z.
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Frankly Scarlett

  3. Absolutely love Anne McCaffrey and her dragons. I was given Dragon Rider as a birthday gift on my 16th birthday and I instantly fell in love with her stories - I have just begun to collect the novels co-written with her son Todd.
    A Stormy’s Sidekick
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace


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