Dragon's Fire

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Dragon's Fire
McCaffrey Dragons fire cover.jpg
Youll cover of US editions[a]
Author Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey
Cover artist
Country United States
Language English
Series Dragonriders of Pern
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
11 July 2006
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 366 (hard editions)
ISBN 978-0-345-48028-6
OCLC 64453478
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3563.A255 D775 2006
Preceded by Dragonsblood
Followed by Dragon Harper

Dragon's Fire is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd McCaffrey, Published in 2006, it was the twentieth book in the Dragonriders of Pern series that she initiated in 1967.[1]

Dragon's Fire may be considered the second of a trilogy by the McCaffreys, between Dragon's Kin and Dragon Harper. Primarily the three books feature Kindan as a boy and young man, about 500 years after landing on Pern (500 AL). He is not the protagonist of Dragon's Fire, however, which is told from the viewpoints of three others in his generation, Cristov, Pellar, and Halla.

Plot summary[edit]

Pellar's story provides background information related to the previous title Dragon's Kin. Cristov's story is mostly new material (blue firestone that survives in water) and takes place after the events in Pellar's. The focus of Cristov's story is the problem-laden transition from firestone to the phosphine-bearing rock that is used by later generations of dragons.


  1. ^ a b Dragon's Fire title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database lists cover artist Paul Youll for both US editions and Steve Weston for both UK editions, as of 2011-10-13.


  1. ^ Dragonriders of Pern series listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2011-10-09.

External links[edit]

Dragon's Fire title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database