The classic first Dragonriders of Pern novel from New York Times bestseller Anne McCaffrey.
The Dragons of Pern are the world's only defence against an ancient threat - Thread, an evil rain that devours everything it touches. Paired with their riders from the moment they hatch, they risk their lives burning the scourge of the Red Star from the sky. But the dragons are in decline - the Red Star hasn't posed a threat for generations, and the people of Pern have forgotten what they owe the Dragonriders. Only one Weyr remains, and the only dragon Queen is dying...
F'lar knows that the Red Star is rising again, and that the ancient threat will return. His only hope is the last Queen egg, and finding a woman strong enough to be the new Queen's rider. But the villainous Lord Fax has other plans...