Pern Novels - Published Order

23 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 23,192 ratings

Dragonflight Publisher's Summary

On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread.

But it has been over 400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to doubt that the menace will every strike again. But F'lar, rider of Pern's greatest bronze dragon, has no such illusions. The Red Star is near; Thread will fall soon.

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  • Book 1

    • Dragonflight

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,512
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,988
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015

    On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread. Now those times may be returning....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Pern series is very engaging

    • By Sarah on 10-06-09

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545

    "Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dragonquest Book 2 in the Dragonriders of Pern

    • By Ginny on 04-27-10

    Regular price: $26.57

  • Book 3

    • Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068

    Dragonsong is the spellbinding tale of Menolly of Half Circle Hold, a brave young girl who flees her seaside village and discovers the legendary fire lizards of Pern. All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on a breathtaking journey to Harper Hall.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Grandma tells a story

    • By Trisandra Lunanova on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $25.87

  • Book 4

    • Dragonsinger

    • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,695

    Menolly has returned home and entered the Harper Hall. But her entry into the Hall proves the beginning of more troubles, and the Master Harper gives her a difficult time because she is a girl. As Menolly begins to despair, she finds help in the shape of nine bright allies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discription Diffrent

    • By debra on 07-10-11

    Regular price: $29.37

  • Book 5

    • The White Dragon

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516

    Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth was a dragon of many talents, though almost everyone on Pern thought he was a runt that would never amount to anything. But Jaxom knew better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my all time favorites!

    • By David on 01-07-09

    Regular price: $26.57

  • Book 6

    • Dragondrums

    • Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 3
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269

    When the voice of Piemur, an apprentice at Harper Hall, changes, he has to leave the companionship of Master Shonagar behind. But his disappointment is soon replaced by a new challenge. He is to enter the service of the Master Harper himself as a rider of dragons. Soon, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the Southern Hold. The future of Pern hangs on his success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dragon Dreams

    • By Eileen on 06-13-08

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 7

    • Moreta

    • Dragonlady of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sheila Hart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474

    An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds, and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr. Her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch; spring had made a glorious debut; the Gather at Ruatha Hold was extremely merry; and Moreta was enjoying the attentions of Alessan, the new Lord Holder of Ruatha Hold. Then, without warning, a runnerbeast fell ill.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weakest Storyline So Far

    • By Burt on 06-01-13
    • Dragonlady of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Sheila Hart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-30-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 594 ratings

    Regular price: $26.56

  • Book 8

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    • Nerilka's Story

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  • Book 9

    • Dragonsdawn

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 942
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 951

    The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story has held up over the yrs & still a good one!

    • By debheller on 05-27-14

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 10

    • The Renegades of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492

    As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of my favorite authors

    • By Margaret on 02-25-10

    Regular price: $26.57

  • Book 11

    • All the Weyrs of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 905

    For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Narration Would Make A Harper Weep

    • By WMF on 09-29-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 12

    • The Dolphins of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567

    When the first humans came to settle the planet Pern, they did not come alone: intelligence-enhanced dolphins also crossed the stars to colonize Pern's oceans while their human partners settled the vast continents. But then disaster struck. The deadly silver spores called Thread fell like rain from the sky, and as human colonists' dreams of a new, idyllic life shattered into a desperate struggle for survival, the dolphins were forgotten.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dissapointed

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-02-14

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 13

    • Dragonseye

    • Dragonriders of Pern, Book 4
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    Thread: deadly silver strands that fall from the sky like rain, devouring every organic thing in their path - animals, plants, and people alike. Who could believe that such a horrible thing could exist? After all, it's been 200 years since Thread supposedly fell on Pern. No one alive remembers that first onslaught. There's no sign of it anywhere in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is distracting.

    • By beckee carrier on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 14

    • The Masterharper of Pern

    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 610

    In a time when no Thread has fallen for centuries - when, indeed, many are beginning to dare to hope that Thread will never fall again - a boy is born to Harper Hall. His name is Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Generally very enjoyable, some minor flaws

    • By Jersey Girl on 06-02-09

    Regular price: $26.57

  • Book 15

    • The Skies of Pern

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547

    Now that Pern can look forward to a future without the threat of Threadfall, the people are free to leave their protective stone holds and spread across more of the planet, as well as improve their lives with the newly discovered ancient technology. Not everyone is happy, though. Some resist the change, and consider anything new to be an "abomination".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • minor irritants, otherwise loved it

    • By NCKitkat on 06-10-11

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 16

    • Dragon's Kin

    • Dragonriders of Pern, Book 18
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining settlement struggling to turn a profit far from the great Holds where the presence of dragons and their riders means safety and civilization. Mining is fraught with danger. Fortunately, the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great fiction

    • By Cathy on 01-31-12

    Regular price: $22.37

  • Book 17

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  • Book 18

    • Dragon's Fire

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon's coal-mining camp, Pellar - along with his fire-lizard, Chitter - joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glad this story is going on

    • By Krickett Crawford on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 19

    • Dragon Harper

    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsa's defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram - a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship. Then fate intervenes in the form of a virulent plague as fast-spreading as it is deadly.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By SCOTT on 11-30-17

    Regular price: $25.87

  • Book 20

    • Dragonheart

    • Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern
    • By: Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    When young Fiona impresses a queen dragon, she doesn't realize the perils and privileges that come with her new role. The challenges of becoming a Weyrwoman - co-leader of an entire dragon Weyr - can be overwhelming, and then, on top of it all, she faces the possibility of losing her dragon to the sickness that has already claimed so many others. Now Fiona is forced to confront the question: What is she willing to give up in order to truly be a queen rider?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • rough around the edges

    • By Jennifer on 11-13-08

    Regular price: $27.99

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