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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 would never amount to anything.
But Jaxom knew better, knew he could teach his dragon to fly and to destroy the deadly silver Threads that fell from the sky. Disobeying all rules, Jaxom and Ruth trained in secret. Their illicit flights seemedbut a minor disobedience -- until they found themselves in the path of danger and in a position to prevent the biggest disaster of all!
"At last we have the long-awaited tale of Jaxom, a ruler who became a dragon-friend by chance, and Ruth, the white dragon, alone of his kind.If only one could hunt up a spaceport and invest in a ticket to Pern! At least The White Dragon
gives us the illusion of such a joy."
"The White Dragon
is a triumph!"
MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY