This book took me ages to finish, and I’m not sure if that was because of distractions in real life (moving into a new house), or if it was because I just wasn’t all that into it. The first half of the book is the growing pains of Jaxom, the rider of white dragon Ruth. It was interesting in parts, but other parts seemed to drag on with endless character development. On the other hand, the plot of the last third of the book was really good, and I enjoyed it greatly. I don’t think this book was as good as the two previous Pern books however.